Jessica Stensrud

Everyone has mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, but thankfully, it doesn't always have to be cliché. Omaha has an array of unique, sexy options for those who maybe don't adhere to the traditional flowers and box of chocolates routine. If... more

Feb 9, 2015 6:41 PM Specials

Sep. 17-18, 24-25, Riverfront Place, Tower II, 444 Riverfront Plaza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, Omaha's contemporary art community exists, tangibly, in the beloved Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Local and nation... more

Sep 14, 2011 3:44 AM Art

The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m., $8, For NPR music aficionados, you may recognize indie quartet Man/Miracle from their "All Songs Considered" show and blog. Back in February, the band was featur... more

Sep 14, 2011 3:37 AM Art


It’s a good time to be a DJ in Omaha. There are scores of venues available (the Waiting Room, House of Loom and even restaurants/bars like Blue and Roja, just to name a few), and the competition is getting cutthroat. So who is Enso? Not j... more

Aug 13, 2011 12:41 AM Music

I recently met Jes Winter (officially) while working at Urban Outfitters. I'd seen a few photos, but heard many of her hauntingly beautiful songs. I had been exchanging e-mails with the driving force behind local favorite, the Jes Winter ... more

Aug 11, 2011 8:55 PM Music



Some brilliant ideas come out of nowhere. For longtime friends Lisa Staudt and Amy Zebert, co-owners of OoLaLa! L.A. Boutique in Papillion, it came from inspiration and passion. “Amy and I love fashion and shopping and retail. My sister ru... more

May 26, 2011 2:24 AM Art

May 7 Autopilot Art Gallery Show Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. 7 p.m., $5, Those familiar with Alexia Thiele and her Autopilot Art clothing line know it is synonymous with quirky, whimsical and beautiful. It has... more

May 5, 2011 1:58 AM Art



Backstabbing, two-timing and sabotage. It's no longer confined to the scripts of “Gossip Girl” and reality television. This Saturday, you can witness it on the runway, as The Reader presents Glam VIP: Sabotage. Inspired by the catty girls... more

Apr 28, 2011 1:41 AM Art

March 24 College Night with Talking Mountain Urban Outfitters, 745 N. 14th St. 4 p.m.-9 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Free Are you a college student? Do you have your student ID? Are you in the market for clothes … at a discount? If you answered ye... more

Mar 24, 2011 2:14 AM Art

Four months ago, Omaha lost a true original. As did so many others, I walked the sidewalks outside the Old Market Passageway to see flowers, candles and farewells written in chalk. The space that was once Bellwether Boutique became a painfu... more

Mar 3, 2011 12:55 AM Art