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Lettuce Alone

Over The Edge

Where Does Maha Go from Here?

Doctor Mysterian

The city of the air

Heartland Healing

Everything You Need to Know is in ‘60s Music

Doctor Mysterian

Our multilingual future

Literary Pick

Timothy Schaffert discusses his novel The Swan Gondola and its Omaha World’s Fair backdrop

Sunday, June 8
Douglas County Historical Society Second Sunday Talk
Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 21 (Mule Barn)
2 p.m., Free for members; suggested $5 donation for nonmembers
Reservations required at: members@douglascohistory.org or 402-455-9990

Timothy Schaffert has turned historical romanticist with his sprawling new novel The Swan Gondola, whose backdrop is the 1898 Trans-Mississippi...

Heartland Healing

Don’t Be Dumb

It’s a convincing argument that humans are the dumbest species on the planet. Much of that can be based on observing our apparent willingness to self-destruct. No other species alive so diligently flaunts the laws of Nature. No other species works so hard at killing itself and its life support system (Planet Earth). From time to time it’s good practice to examine habits and see which ones are in keeping with the...

Hollywood legend Patty Duke to visit Omaha

Hollywood legend and Academy Award winner Patty Duke will visit Omaha on May 23rd for a special screening and discussion of her Oscar winning classic film The Miracle Worker. The event is part of Omaha film historian Bruce Crawford’s 34th annual tribute to classic films. It will benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation. The event was designed to allow people to experience some of films greatest moments. The Miracle Worker...

Wide variety of events available this summer

This summer in Omaha is going to be full of events for everyone. Major traditions like the Summer Arts Festival, the College World Series and Shakespeare on the Green will join, art exhibits, food tasting, county fairs, celebrations of national heritage as events for the whole family and for people looking for cultural events.

This is the 40th year for the Summer Arts Festival, an Omaha tradition. The festival will...

Heartland Healing

Eat Your Weedies

I spent time yesterday digging dandelions from the front parkway at our house. Recent rains resulted in a bumper crop. It was tedious but we don’t use weedkillers. Doesn’t make sense to spread poisons around our living quarters so toxic Roundup, the deadly choice of millions of American, is never an option. I admit bending to social pressure in my choice to pull the weeds. I was inclined just to leave them but if we...

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