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Between the Lines November/December 2022

Nov 01, 2022 09:58AM ● By Omaha Magazine
Bridget Fogarty, Kim Carpenter, and Douglas “Otis Twelve” Wesselmann headshots

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Bridget Fogarty—Freelance Writer

Fogarty is a freelance writer making her first contribution to Omaha Magazine this issue. She works full time as a local journalist with The Reader and El Perico, the alt-monthly’s bilingual sister publication, where she’s reported on immigration and education. Fogarty moved to Nebraska in June 2021 for the job via Report for America, a national service journalism program that places reporters in local newsrooms. Originally from Illinois, Fogarty earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish at Marquette University and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Milwaukee. When she’s not reporting, she loves taking walks to farmers markets, spending time in nature, and meeting Omahans who love their city.

Kim Carpenter—Associate Editor

A longtime contributor to our magazines, Carpenter joins the team as Omaha Publications’ newest associate editor. She has worked at art organizations including the Akron Art Museum and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and prior to the pandemic, covered visual artists in the Omaha World-Herald’s weekly Art Notes column. The author of several art books and catalogues, she loves learning about artists’ processes and practices. Carpenter grew up in Pennsylvania and attended school on the East Coast, but has called Omaha home for nearly two decades and can’t imagine living anywhere else in the country. She resides in midtown with her family and their dog, Jasper, who, despite what others might say, she claims, is a very good boy. He did not contribute to the editing process.

Douglas “Otis Twelve” Wesselmann—Columnist

Wesselmann won a Debut Dagger from the British CWA for his novel “Imp: Being the Lost Notebooks of Rufus Wilmot Griswold in the Matter of the Death of Edgar Allan Poe.”  His first novel, “On the Albino Farm,” is currently being serialized on his blog, Wesselmann novel Tales of the Master (Grief Illustrated Press) was released in 2016.  He has been a fixture on Omaha radio/TV for 40 years and currently hosts the morning show on Classical 90.7 FM. In September, Wesselmann was honored by the Omaha Press Club with a Face on the Barroom Floor. Despite rumors to the contrary, Wesselmann lives in the middle of North America, though he is considering moving to one of the edges.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.  
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