Kevin Simonson

It has been said many times throughout history that some of the greatest ideas are hatched in the darkness of a bar. The Reader was born in a brewpub in Omaha circa 1994. It wasn’t an easy birth. As newborns go, this baby was a bit anemic a... more

Jan 1, 2015 10:29 AM Specials


Omaha is a veritable hotbed of talent. The city’s authors and musicians routinely grace national “best seller” lists. Alexander Payne is in contention for more Academy Awards this year. Johnny Carson, Fred Astaire and Marlon Brando, legen... more

Feb 9, 2012 5:19 AM Specials

During my last visit with Hunter S. Thompson the discussion turned to his “long lost novel” The Rum Diary. We were sitting in his kitchen at Owl Farm sipping Wild Turkey. “I’m in a weird position.  I’m seeing films about me on televisio... more

Oct 21, 2011 2:56 AM Film

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