Award-winning illustrator speaks about his work at the Joslyn

Chris Raschka had a monumental decision to  make. He could either go to medical school, which would mean closing his sketch books for the next 10 years, or he could take a leap of faith into an art career.


The walk

It was well past midnight before she went home. She wasn't scared walking alone through the city, even though she'd heard stories from the other waitresses. She knew they were just trying to scare her. She'd listen, her thin lips curled in an upward smile, her blond head nodding.

Showcase features local authors

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR The University of Nebraska at Omaha Bookstore and Criss library are giving local authors a chance to step into the spotlight with...

Now and then

Now and then


Criss Library adds Kindle collection

The Criss Library's Kindle collection received an update recently, including the addition of a Kindle Fire and seven Kindle Touch devices. The devices arrived shortly before winter break and went into circulation as the spring semester began.


What Dr. Who taught me about futile dreams

I will never be a 900-year-old Time Lord

Oh, the nature of a futile dream.

Nor will David Tennant or Matt Smith - sorry, I mean "The Doctor"

Ever love me like he loved Rose or Sara Jane.


How Shakespearean are you?

Check out this wonderful tool from Oxford Press. It's a "How Shakespearean are you?" meter. In it you copy and paste some text into...

Alfred and the Stork

Alfred strolled solemnly through the shallow waters of the river. With every step, wet sand oozed between his toes. The sun was setting slowly, its reflection stretching across the river's surface, a rippling semicircle of liquid heat.