• Will simons yelp event at nebraska brewing company-2

    Yelp Helper

    When it comes to dining, an ongoing joke among my friends and colleagues is whether or not I've been banned from a particular restaurant. I have been banned from two restaurants in the past, and a third restaurant produced a YouTube video w... more »

    Jul 22, 2016

    3:52 PM

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    The Reader Names New Managing Editor

    The Reader is proud to announce that David Williams has returned to us as Managing Editor and Digital Services Coordinator. Something of a serial procrastinator, Williams did not begin writing until later in life and was first published in... more »

    Jun 10, 2016

    8:50 PM


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    Silver & Gold: 25 Years in a Cab with Mike Tulis

    Our story begins with words of advice received by a 25-year-old Mike Tulis some time at the dawn of the 1990s from his bandmate, Kevin McClay. Young musicians and would-be rock stars, pay attention: "McClay told me, 'Tulis, I've been in a ... more »

    Jun 9, 2016

    9:23 AM

    News Over The Edge

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    Check Climate Change with Capitalism

    Internationally renowned climate scientist and area native Dr. James Hansen is on a mission. Thirty-five years after he and other scientists first reported that burning fossil fuels was creating a greenhouse effect that was warming the pla... more »

    Apr 28, 2016

    7:47 PM

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    The Reluctant Expatriates

    I was all set to write yet another flaming political diatribe about the current presidential primary cycle, but my heart just ain't in it.  Prince's death last week has thrown a pall over politics. Or maybe I'm just getting bored by the wh... more »

    Apr 26, 2016

    2:25 PM

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    Bernie and the Bird

    March 27, 2016. Easter Sunday. Yesterday several primaries were held in the Pacific Northwest… I think. Certainly Idaho was among the states that caucused for the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, right? Why the non... more »

    Mar 28, 2016

    2:39 PM

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  • Crime and punishment questions still surround 1970 killing that sent Omaha Two to life in prison

    When Mondo we Langa died at age 68 in the Nebraska State Penitentiary last month, he'd served 45 years for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. The former David Rice, a poet and artist, was found guilty, along with fellow Black P... more »

    Mar 21, 2016

    12:06 AM


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    From Patient to Provider

    Robert Donlan is sitting across from an artificial fireplace, wearing jeans covered in paint.  “I have found it best to always keep a light burning. I have no interest in being in the dark anymore,” reads an excerpt from Open Door, a play h... more »

    Mar 2, 2016

    9:28 PM


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    Mental Health

    Whether it’s the homeless woman you pass every day going to work, the new mother or a neighbor battling cancer, mental illness hides itself in many forms and behind many other conditions. Mental illness has been a pervasive issue in both ru... more »

    Mar 2, 2016

    9:25 PM


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    The King of America

    When I wrote a column late last year saying you'd all be sorry when Donald Trump was out of the 2016 presidential picture, I figured he'd be long gone by now. And yet, as of this writing -- the morning after he strongly won the South Caroli... more »

    Feb 29, 2016

    9:36 AM

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    Playing Music Instead of Playing the Game

    It was 10 years ago this past January when I first met and interviewed filmmaker/rock 'n' roller Nik Fackler for a story for The Reader. At the time, Fackler was known only for his film making, thanks to the now legendary story of turning h... more »

    Feb 9, 2016

    6:31 AM

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    Bright Future

    Thinking about installing solar panels on your home? There are some key questions you need to ask yourself first including: What is the current cost of your electric bill? How much electricity are you using on a daily basis? How much solar ... more »

    Feb 4, 2016

    12:18 PM

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    Omaha Loves Obama

    “Thank you, Omaha. That's so nice, thank you. Go, Mavericks!” President Obama says.  The commander-in-chief was welcomed last Thursday by more than 11,000 people who were crowded at UNO’s Baxter Arena. People anxiously waited outside in li... more »

    Jan 19, 2016

    1:33 AM


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    M's Fire *Update*

    Ice scabs over the charred remains of M's Pub Sunday morning, serving as a beautiful and terrifying tribute to the decades of tradition The Old Market lost in Saturday's fire. With the blaze finally contained, we know that the basement of M... more »

    Jan 10, 2016

    10:41 PM


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    Fire Destroys M's Pub

    Firefighters have worked in shifts throughout Saturday, battling not only the 3 alarm fire that engulfed M's Pub, but also the single degree temperatures that have made working outside unsafe. It remains unclear what caused an explosion, w... more »

    Jan 10, 2016

    9:20 AM

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    Looking back, looking forward…

    When you think back on 2015, what are the first things that pop into your head? Quick like a bunny. What are your most important memories of the past year? The first things that pop into my head: — The Paris massacre. Bleak television rep... more »

    Dec 31, 2015

    4:15 PM

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    Swimming Upstream

    “Conscience laundering.” That’s how Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, described the “sprinkling” of charitable contributions by the wealthy. “As more lives and communities are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth... more »

    Dec 5, 2015

    8:42 PM


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    The Specht Building: History Vs. Development

    The TV news reports varied on how many were actually there. One station said 300; another quoted someone saying more than 500. From my perch across the street from the Specht Building, leaning over the brick overpass in Gene Leahy Mall, the... more »

    Nov 24, 2015

    6:24 PM

    News Over The Edge

  • Stalvey's personal chronicle of social awareness a primer for racial studies

    With America in the throes of the 1960s civil rights movement, few whites publicly conceded their own prejudice, much less tried seeing things from a black point of view. Lois Mark Stalvey was that exception as she shared her journey from n... more »

    Nov 9, 2015

    12:45 AM


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    A WASP's racial tightrope resulted in enduring book

    You've got to be taught to be afraid                                                                                                                                                        Of people whose eyes are oddly made,                ... more »

    Nov 9, 2015

    12:31 AM



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