The Sunks

December 18, 2015 · Posted In: Dundee, Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, Publications

I met Matt Dwyer on the north end of…well, it’s not really a park. It’s technically part of Happy Hollow Boulevard in Dundee, but it’s too wide to be called a median. It’s a three-city-block-long […]

Speaking Out and Standing Up

Joy Johnson

January 20, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

It wasn’t a funeral. Or a viewing. Or even a celebration of life. When Joy Johnson’s husband Marvin passed away earlier this year, she held a roast. “We had what Marv would have called one […]

Tat’z Nail’z

December 26, 2014 · Posted In: Beauty, HerFamily, Style

Shannon Leather props a perfectly manicured fingernail inside a slim, silver-polished machine. Her nail gleams white under the purple tint of an ultraviolet light, and after a few seconds, the machine emits a quick flash […]

Skateboard Underground

Marian Fey

December 3, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Marian Fey moved around a lot as a kid. “I always say my mom’s a gypsy,” she says with a laugh. But wherever she landed, one thing remained constant: dance. “I’ve been dancing my whole life,” Fey […]


September 8, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Recreation, Sports

It’s a warm morning as the sound of cracking bats soars across a dirt pitch. A man dressed in a uniform of blue, straight-leg pants, and collared shirt winds up his arm to throw a […]

Island at the End of the Rainbow

August 24, 2014 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Decked out in a Hawaiian print shirt with a gleaming bald head and dyed red beard, Nils Anders Erickson squeezes through a narrow corridor wedged between piles of vintage music gear. Wood-framed speakers, guitars and […]

Hidden History

June 25, 2014 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Winter was just getting underway in Omaha, and the grand lobby of The Rose Theater was a bustle of preparations. It was 1995, and the staff was preparing the historic building for its celebrated reopening. […]

The Benson Theatre