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...

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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...

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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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Stumbling in the Dark

I don't know what more there is to say about this issue's cover topic (sex). Probably nothing. But let me add this: The Internet has, well, killed romance in a million different ways, in ways that anyone born after the 1990s — or certainly 2000 — will never fully realize.

There was a time, boys and girls, when we didn't have an Internet; we didn't all carry smart phones, which meant we didn't know what anyone else...

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If I Could Turn Back Time: Over the Edge’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

In that this is among the last entries of this weekly column, I figure it's a good time to look back and reminisce — not just on the past year, but on Over the Edge's nearly three years of columns. So without further ado, here's a recap and update of the some of the most controversial of its more than 130 installments.  

The Circle of 300 — May 24, 2012 — The premise behind my most obtuse of theories: There's only...

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Climb Every Mountain

After a season like this, you have no choice but to look with admiration at the Iowa State sports fan. 

Life is, indeed, different for Cyclones. Unlike your typical Nebraska Cornhusker, there is no burning anxiety leading up to and following Saturdays in the fall. Iowa State fans seem satisfied merely fielding a team and are pleasantly surprised when that team walks off the grid iron with a win. Sure, there are...

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A Commitment to Paper and Ink

If you didn't read the publisher's note, please go read it now. It gives the whys behind The Reader transitioning from a weekly newspaper format to a monthly magazine format. The shift in publication calendar in January means the end of the longest-running alternative weekly newspaper in Omaha history.

I make it sound bleak. In fact, the change will be looked upon as an improvement by many. Moving to monthly will...

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Arelatively new boutique in West Omaha is creating jobs not only for the employees but for vendors who just need a ...


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Most SXSW (South by Southwest) enthusiasts flock to Austin, Texas in March for a week overflowing with live music, ...