As winter drags on in Omaha, we have to find a way to entertain ourselves and beat the cold weather blues. The Tiny Car Racing Association offers this relief weekly at The Waiting Room in Benson.
Omaha's 15th annual Taste of Omaha proved to be a success as the Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing was flooded with people all weekend long.
"Have you ever been to Chernobyl?"
That's a question that most of us have never been asked.
If you go down the stairs to look at the train cars in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, you may hear the voices of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, or even Lady Gaga. Don't be alarmed, just follow them past the train cars and on to the "Women Who Rock" exhibit.
At the entrance to the exhibit, you'll be greeted with a mural of vinyl records. Each one features interesting facts about women in music history from the early 20th century to today. It's a good tease for what lies ahead in the rest of the exhibit.
It seems as we go further into the 21st century, our desire for better means of communication is increasing rapidly.
Cell phones are designed around social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We are always seeking ways to make our computers faster. People want to share every small detail of their lives, and they want to be able to do it instantaneously.
But, all too often, lost in the mix of Tweets, Instagrams and status updates, are the relevant and substantial topics. For some, sharing intimate details about love lives is acceptable, but when it comes to discussing religion or politics, comfort zones are then breached.
Project Interfaith is an initiative in Omaha dedicated to providing a forum for open and respectful learning and interaction about identity, religion, belief and culture. On Thursday, Jan. 31, Project Interfaith will host their fourth "Speed Dialogue" at the Urban Abbey on 10th and Jackson Streets.
Summer is coming to an end, as signaled by the legions of twenty-somethings and younger sporting bags and satchels and hurrying across the metro area's campuses. Summer's finale is also celebrated by two major Midtown neighborhood street festivals: Farnam Festival and Dundee Day.