Let’s talk about self-improvement: Poetry for the soul

Candice Mayfield CONTRIBUTOR You can’t fill someone’s empty coffee cup if you don’t have any in yours. Self-improvement and personal growth are hard when life feels like...

Let’s talk about racism: Three must-reads to educate yourself

Candice Mayfield CONTRIBUTOR Racism is being addressed across the country in many different ways. Educating yourself and others is a key part of addressing and understanding...

An Old Market staple Jackson Street Booksellers has a sprawling history

Claire Redinger CONTRIBUTOR One day in 1986, Carl Ashford walked into a bookstore in Berkley, California, and was hired. “That’s how it started,” Ashford said. On another day...

You, Ellen Forney, & Me: An insight to mental illness offered through a graphic...

Rachel Luck CONTRIBUTOR “It was a relief to discover that aiming for a balanced life doesn’t mean succumbing to a boring one,” Ellen Forney writes in...

Nebraskan poet Barbara Schmitz speaks at UNO

E.J. Free CONTRIBUTOR Barbara Schmitz always wanted to be a writer. Now known as the Poet of Highway 81, Schmitz has lived and worked in Norfolk, Nebraska,...

John Green’s latest book delves into mental illness

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER “Turtles All the Way Down” is a difficult book to read. It is not difficult because it is poorly written or filled...

Best-selling author visits Baxter Arena, carrying her pack

Photo courtesy Joni Kabana Kamrin Baker  Baxter Arena was half-full on the evening of Thursday, April 27, as young and old alike mingled with popcorn in...

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...