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Backbeat: See Through Dresses, Mitch Gettman, Eagle Seagull


2015 Top Bands - Wayne’s Picks

Dining Section

Help Unmask a Cure at Ryan our Lion’s Dinner and Silent Auction


Tick-Tock, Body Clock


2015 Top Bands


The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine)


We’ll Miss Trump When He’s Gone


Dracula Lives!


Bang your head


Pop Culture and Cars: Connected at KANEKO


Who’s teaching your classes?

With her unruly dark hair and her usual uniform of a sweater and jeans or a mid-length skirt paired with her gray Chuck Taylors, Sam Chesters could easily pass for an undergrad. An animated and articulate speaker, she explained her schedule this last spring semester while enjoying the recent nice weather out on her friend’s back porch.

Chesters said she most recently taught two English...

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South Omaha Magnet High School

Before kids even get to high school they are assigned a career cluster code in middle school. Antonio Perez, career counselor at South Omaha Magnet High School, those codes are run through a college and career readiness software system called Naviance so students may be matched up with potential career options.

But that’s not all, career counselors go into the classrooms, conduct lessons and...

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Making It Rain

Using buckets and a wet/dry vac to remove ankle deep rainwater out of the basement of The Reader’s South Omaha location with then-news editor and cartoonist Neal Obermeyer, my last day as TR’s managing editor was highlighted by the same kind of charm that I’d both become accustomed to, and had genuinely come to appreciate. To keep an alternative newspaper afloat, after all, sometimes you have to...

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Everything Old is New Again:

For those interested in renovating or restoring an older property, whether an amateur or experienced, whether you want to do it yourself or hire someone else to do the work for you, the 2015 Restore Omaha Conference provided a wealth of resources.

With 29 vendors in attendance, visitors had the opportunity to talk with professionals about everything from plumbing and windows to wood and...

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Gabrielle Union having it all between her own series, new film, producing, marriage and family

My, how time flies. It seems only yesterday Omaha's own Gabrielle Monique Union first caught our attention on the big screen with her scene-stealing turn as the diva rival to Kirsten Dunst in the wickedly funny high school cheerleader comedy Bring It On

Hard to believe that was 15 years ago. 

Now 42 and firmly established as a Black Hollywood star, red carpet fashion plate and natural beauty...

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26 Days Until Big Reveal

Beginning in January, this publication, Omaha’s longest-running alternative weekly newspaper, will be cutting its carbon footprint almost in half, expanding coverage significantly and increasing circulation, all by converting to a monthly print and daily online publishing schedule. This format change is intended to pair long-form journalism and community engagement to explore how a new brand of...

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New Americans

The Meaning of Thanksgiving: When strangers are neighbors

While bountiful fall harvests are celebrated around the world, Thanksgiving in the United States has a twist fundamental to its nature that has defined our country’s growth – a uniquely American ideal that welcomes strangers, making us a beacon for hard-working, freedom-loving people everywhere.

Pilgrim leader Miles Standish and his...

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Print Deep, Web Daily

Coming to work at The Reader before our first issue in March 1994 meant heading to a 2-bedroom loft at Alahambra Apartments on 49th & Dodge Sts., preferably after its newlywed residents were up and the boundless husky pup had been taken for a walk. That route took me right by one of Omaha's first gas stations, at the time being transformed into vegetarian restaurant icon McFoster's, a flurry of...

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