A Campaign Trail Nomad Rooted in Nebraska

February 8, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Thankfully, the presidential horse race was over and the breathless autopsy of the results were ebbing by Thanksgiving. It gave CNN’s senior Washington correspondent, Jeff Zeleny, a chance for a break—a quick holiday retreat to […]

The Man Who Invented the College Football Playoff

December 28, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There are scripts,but there’s also all kinds of room for improvisation. It’s improv. You get into character and run with it. Larry Culpepper is either delusional or a consummate bullshitter, claiming, among other whoppers, that […]

Niles Paul

Keeping the Faith

February 12, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Religion

I received the news around 6 a.m. the morning of February 10. “John Feit Arrested,” the email from a fellow journalist in Phoenix read. He included a link to a story on the NBC News […]

America’s Most Haunted House

August 27, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

This article appears in Sept./Oct. 2015 Omaha Magazine. It was a dark and stormy day when two sisters revisited their childhood home in Villisca, Iowa, for only the second time in two decades. They strolled through […]

Nebraska in Black and White

June 29, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Article published in May/June 2015 Omaha Magazine. I was one of the millions of rabid Breaking Bad fanboys and girls who tuned in for the inaugural episode of Better Call Saul, the show’s prequel that […]

“Flush Him Down the Toilet”

May 26, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

  Article originally published in Omaha Magazine May/June 2015 issue. I hadn’t talked to Dennis Ryan in more than two years when I called him in early March. In that earlier discussion in late 2012—15 […]

Sitting in Style

April 29, 2015 · Posted In: Hot Products, OmahaHome, Publications

The form can get a bad rap nowadays, thanks to its ubiquitous abuse by the schlockiest of manufacturers. That $19 chair with the plastic frame and cheap metal legs at the big-box store is probably […]

From Russia With Tough Love

April 27, 2015 · Posted In: Auto, B2B Magazine, Publications

There are three million of these things puttering around China right now, but here racing around a cornfield outside Gretna, this Ural sidecar motorcycle looks pretty unique. Actually, it looks like something out of a […]

Busting Bad Guys

April 20, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Originally published in the May/June 2015 edition of Omaha Magazine. It was February 2002 and Mark Langan and his partner had just shot a man dead in South Omaha. The convicted drug dealer was known […]