Adam Backora, The Candyman

The Candyman

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Adam Backora started slinging snow cones and cotton candy at twelve years old. From his late grandfather, whose words often filtered down to him through the memories of other vendors, Backora learned such valuable bits […]

A Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Young Man

March 14, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Knights in shining armor go searching for a legendary spoon. That was the concept of Sam Senser’s entry to the Canadian-based 50-Hour Film Competition. The contest’s theme was “twisted fairytale,” and all entries had to […]

Omaha Defies “Housing Trilemma” Trade-Off

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles, Publications

If the top 100 cities in the U.S. comprise a family awash in drama and competition, then Omaha is the kid sibling everyone keeps forgetting about. When discussed at the national dinner table (if at […]

Stranger in a Strange Land

December 30, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Growing up in London, Stuart Chittenden found himself a bit obsessed with America: its historical complexities, its social turmoil, its pioneering spirit, its glitz and glamor. He read tons of American authors, luxuriating in the […]

The Allegorical April Faith-Slaker

December 18, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Classically trained cellist April Faith-Slaker is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. In fact, one could simply call her multi. She has played locally and internationally with various orchestras, performance groups, and rock bands. Andy Miles of […]

Corey Broman

October 8, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

This article appears in Sept./Oct. 2015 The Encounter. Artist Corey Broman hears a musical note upon seeing a piece of glass. “An instrument, a hum, a rattling, a chiming, a shattering,” he says. “Anytime I […]

Being Ryleigh Welsh

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Ryleigh Welsh, 15, didn’t have too many plans for the summer. She’d entered one of her songs in the Omaha Performing Arts songwriting competition. She worked on her International Baccalaureate curriculum. She returned to Omaha […]

The Great Unknown

September 23, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

          Sam Herron’s life would make an interesting movie. The synopsis almost pitches itself: a millionaire-turned-homeless-man finds himself living on the streets of Omaha and seeking redemption in the unlikeliest of […]


September 11, 2015 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome, Publications

This article appears in the Sept./Oct. issue of Omaha Home. On a small acreage nestled in the rolling sine-wave hills outside Springfield, Nebraska, Todd Middleton set the gold standard for the man cave. This husband and […]

Everything in its Place

June 21, 2015 · Posted In: At Home, Home, OmahaHome, Publications

Article originally published in May/June 2015 edition of Omaha Home. When you first pull up to Zach and Courtney Carle’s home off 192nd and Dodge in Elkhorn, you might think, “Wow, they have a really […]