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Heartland Healing

Red Meat Roulette

Heartland Healing

Watermelon, Man

Doctor Mysterian

The End of Government

Comic Con Report — Day Three & Four

More Prairie, Less Pizzazz

Mavhockey UNO hockey making bid for national relevance

Since launching hockey in 1997 to subsidize its non-revenue generating sports UNO's netted a nice return on investment. Maverick hockey crowds rank among the best nationally, with annual ticket revenues of $2 million. When the school dropped football and wrestling in 2011, it added pressure on hockey to be the signature sport.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has enriched the city's hockey legacy. The minor...

Frank Omaha history salvager Frank Horejsi

South Omaha native Frank Horejsi doesn't care if he's called caretaker, curator, historian, picker, salvager, architectural remnants archeologist or his favorite, urban miner. 

Just don't call him late to a salvage site. 

For 30-some years he's scavenged vintage buildings slated for demolition. His keen eye spots ornamental details of historical and artistic value before they hit the rubble heap. He rescues carved...

Doctor Mysterian

<p>Moths may hold the key to better, cheaper, and healthier dining.</p> A new way for fast food to bug you

Fast food will continue to be popular for the near future, but will become both more adventursome and healthier. A slew of "foodie"-style fast food restaurants will spring up, dedicated to making great food quickly and affordably. Often this will mean using unusual ingredients that manage to be both low price but highly nutritious, and, with great frequency, these additives will be insect protein. Moth flour will...

Heartland Healing

Epigenetics

I was excited to read The Double Helix when I was young. That was the account by James Watson of the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid as the building block of life. I was always looking for explanations and causes in those days and it seemed Watson and Francis Crick had identified DNA as life’s foundation. It was indeed a landmark scientific moment in understanding the biological sequence over time; how worms,...

Img 5191 (1) Max Gets Buff

As an adoptee whose identity quest has shaped his life and as a research specialist investigating people's family trees, Max Sparber perfectly embodies his "history detective" tagline.

His Douglas Country Historical Society fact-finding duties feed his work as journalist-blogger-playwright of wide-ranging interests, from Irish-American culture-history to early Omaha infamy to social justice. Then there's his thing...

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