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Postcards from Over the Edge

June 19, 2021 — The TV screen displayed a satellite map of Florida covered with red-orange-green smears. “Look, honey, that’s where we’re headed.” The map showed Miami, which was on the other side of the state from where we were headed. The graphic read: “Expect heavy downpours.” You can plan your vacation as meticulously as […]

Nigel Phillips

On the evening of June 10, 2021, a beloved father, son and brother, Nigel Phillips, was purloined from this world after a traffic stop with the Omaha Police Department. Nigel, who I knew personally as co-founder of the Revolutionary Action Party, was a special person. He had a sense of humor that could tickle the […]

Omaha Pride in 2021

What does it mean to be a member of the LGBTQ+* community in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2021? That’s what The Reader asked members of Omaha’s queer community this Pride Month, requesting they share stories and artwork about identifying as LGBTQ+ in a dynamic — but still conservative — state. Some of the contributors include a […]

History in the Making

As important as Saddle Creek Records and its bands were to the Omaha music scene, so were Sokol Auditorium and Sokol Underground. Located on South 13th Street in the heart of Omaha’s Little Bohemia, Sokol Auditorium was a barn of a venue. Owned and operated by the Sokol organization — a Czech-American group dedicated to […]


Thursday, May 13, 2021: Omaha 100 Incorporated has hired Malinda Williams as its Deputy Executive Director. With a Bachelors in Public Relations/Business and an Executive Master of Business Administration, Malinda is Founding Partner and Financial Advisor at MVEST Wealth Partners. Malinda has served as President of Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals, Vice President of […]

George Walker Touched Many Through The Power of Music

George Walker began playing the guitar at age 16 in Everett, Mass. He attended Berklee College of Music, earning a diploma in music arranging, harmony, theory and jazz improvisation. His passion and drive to become a jazz musician were realized early, and he continued to play after relocating to California in the 1970s. In Omaha, […]