Where Does Maha Go from Here?

Oh my, how far the Maha Music Festival has come.  Few remember its inauspicious beginnings in 2009 at Lewis & Clark Landing, because few were there. The day featured has-been emo act Dashboard Confessional and where-are-they-now casino fodder Big Head Todd. From an indie music perspective, the festival’s biggest moments came early in the afternoon […]

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Stumbling in the Dark

I don’t know what more there is to say about this issue’s cover topic (sex). Probably nothing. But let me add this: The Internet has, well, killed romance in a million different ways, in ways that anyone born after the 1990s — or certainly 2000 — will never fully realize. There was a time, boys and […]

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Climb Every Mountain

After a season like this, you have no choice but to look with admiration at the Iowa State sports fan.  Life is, indeed, different for Cyclones. Unlike your typical Nebraska Cornhusker, there is no burning anxiety leading up to and following Saturdays in the fall. Iowa State fans seem satisfied merely fielding a team and […]

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A Commitment to Paper and Ink

If you didn’t read the publisher’s note, please go read it now. It gives the whys behind The Reader transitioning from a weekly newspaper format to a monthly magazine format. The shift in publication calendar in January means the end of the longest-running alternative weekly newspaper in Omaha history. I make it sound bleak. In […]

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