Jasmine Maharisi

Occupation: Writer Extraordinaire Interests: Writing, Photography, Technology, Reading, Traveling, Blogging

Adam Morfeld walks briskly into a hip coffee shop in downtown Lincoln a few blocks from the Nebraska State Capitol building. He skips the baristas and slides into a seat at a window table. It’s the first day of 2012 and while the rest of ... more

Jan 9, 2012 11:05 PM News

Barbara Garcia dumps a shoebox-full of pill bottles onto her bedspread. “This one is for my heart,” she says, plucking a bottle from the pile. “This other one here is for migraines. And this is for depression.” The list continues. The... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:19 AM News

For seven years while UNO criminology professor Pete Simi lived with and researched neo-Nazis, death threats against him and his family were common. “[It was] one of the things I had to get used to, in terms of doing interviews and hanging... more

Jan 11, 2011 2:01 AM Art

Dec. 31 Secret Weapon New Year’s Bash Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10, The only thing better than New Year’s Eve is New Year’s Eve on a Friday night. Celebrate this double dose of bacchanalia with ’80s c... more

Dec 31, 2010 4:08 AM Art

Jamie Burmeister is the type of guy who can’t stand still. The 41-year-old exercise scientist-turned-artist constantly works on new projects, whether it’s hardwiring a rocking chair to correspond with a movie projector, or modeling 4-inch... more

Dec 23, 2010 1:43 AM Arts

Dec. 10 Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective Slowdown, 729 N.14th St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS (admission includes CD) 614.3663, When Steve Villamonte isn’t whi... more

Dec 9, 2010 1:06 AM Art

Dentist Office (Two-way tie) Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horizon Dental Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rainbow Dental Center A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. That was Dr. Norman Sheldon’s belief w... more

Nov 18, 2010 4:31 AM Art

If you underwent triple bypass heart surgery, you wouldn’t want your doctor’s hands to cramp, or lose his grip of an instrument. During an average surgery lasting two to four hours, surgeons not only suffer the consequences of standing in... more

Nov 6, 2010 12:10 AM News

Oct. 1-2 Conscious Perception Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. Noon-9 p.m., FREE, 651.2327 Through collaborations, Conscious Perception brings together an array of performers, poets and painters while exam... more

Oct 2, 2010 1:30 AM Art

Author’s latest novel explores racial tensions in post-bellum America When I began reading Mary Helen Stefaniak’s latest effort, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, my defenses sprang up immediately. Being from southern Georgia, I expected t... more

Sep 25, 2010 12:40 AM Art