‘Wild and Woolier Time’

  From my perch in the office loft on Harney Street up from the Old Market, I looked down at the pages of that week’s edition. They were carefully ranked across the first floor. Most of those with full-page ads were done, while half- and quarter-pagers awaited their assigned stories, columns or calendar items. Sales […]

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Kill It If You Have To

I genuinely cannot wait to read my colleagues’ recollections of how their artistic communities in Omaha have evolved over the 25 years during which The Reader has stubbornly refused to die. I just don’t particularly wanna write one for film. I mean, I will. You’re reading it, so I guess I already did. It’s just […]

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More Bang for His Buck

Omaha investor John Blazek likes getting “a two-fer” when putting his money to work. “I always figured why do something for just one reason when you can do things for more than one reason. It’s what I really enjoy. That’s why I’ve done everything I have in my career,” he said. […]

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A Man for All Reasons

Being from a legacy family carries expectations. Retired broadcaster John Webster, 70, grew up knowing he was part of a historical line. Even though making his own mark as a Webster was expected, it wasn’t a given. “I’m a fifth generation in Omaha on my dad’s side and sixth generation […]

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25 Years and Counting

Twenty-five years is a long time to do anything, let alone publish a newspaper. When people ask me what I know about John Heaston — the publisher of this here rag you hold in your hands, a publication that’s celebrating its 25th year — the first thing that comes to mind is his tenaciousness. The […]

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