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Music Visions for 2021

It’s time to gaze into my crystal Peavey Amp and tell you what’s going to happen in the music world in 2021, but before I do (as I do every year), I’ll first look back at last year’s predictions. Only a stark-raving lunatic could have foreseen the rise of COVID-19 and its dreadful impact on […]

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Carbon Ain’t the Culprit

Carbon Ain’t the Culprit, Kids On a student trip to Manhattan as a high school kid, I was sucked into a sidewalk scam called three-card Monte. Three-card Monte is a classic con game that the “mark” never, ever wins because the con man’s legerdemain will keep you always following and picking the wrong card. I […]

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Meet the Candidates of Omaha’s District 5

These stories are in-depth profiles of candidates for Omaha City Council’s District 5 seat. For coverage of other races check out The Reader’s 2021 city election hub. Colleen Brennan Growing up in Midtown, Colleen Brennan wasn’t going to let anyone pick on her little brother, Tim. A child with special needs, Tim was forced to attend a […]

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Omaha’s Black History

In 2020, the hoarse throats that have long called for racial justice had their calls answered and strengthened when protesters took to the streets across the United States. In Omaha, thousands demonstrated across the city. They called for an end to police brutality, solutions for social inequality and, above all, change they could believe in. […]

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Marcus Blossom Makes History as Creighton University’s First Black Athletic Director

This story was originally published by NOISE. New Creighton University athletic director Marcus Blossom might never have made history if he didn’t follow his heart. His arrival on the Hill Top marks a major change for the downtown Jesuit school, where Bruce Rasmussen oversaw the athletic department for decades. Not only is Blossom, 42, much […]

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Meet Omaha’s Mayoral Candidates

*An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Jasmine Harris’ initials as JS. They have been corrected to JH. These stories are in-depth profiles of four of the five candidates running for mayor of Omaha. A representative for Jean Stothert said the incumbent mayor was unavailable for an interview. For coverage of other races check […]

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Art in the Time of COVID

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” So opened Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Flash forward from the French Revolution, and it’s not a bad assessment either of […]