Paranormal Puppet

There is a rich tradition of unlikely vampire slayers. Think valley girl Buffy — as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer — or lord and savior Jesus Christ — as in the horror/musical/comedy Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Writer Van Jensen, a native Nebraskan and 2004 UNL grad, and artist Dusty Higgins thought that Pinocchio — as in the puppet who wishes to be a real boy — seemed an obvious choice. The two wrote...

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The big book news this week is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village Tuesday, Oct. 26. She’ll be there to sign her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family before speaking at the Ambassador of Hope gala that evening. The book is light on her time in the Bush administration; focusing on her upbringing in the...

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Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free family literacy program designed to strengthen participants’ interest and skills in reading and talking about books, began last week and will run every Saturday morning through November at two Omaha Public Library branches: the South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., and the Charles B. Washington branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Aimed at children ages 6 to 10, the events begin at 10 a.m....

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Color Theory

Author’s latest novel explores racial tensions in post-bellum America When I began reading Mary Helen Stefaniak’s latest effort, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, my defenses sprang up immediately. Being from southern Georgia, I expected to find misrepresentations and accusations running rampant throughout the narrative. After all, Stefaniak is a Northerner from Milwaukee and although her mother was born and...

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It’ll be a busy week at The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village (a small town in the city!) this week. Wednesday, Sept. 22, author David Herlihy will be on hand at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his new book The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance. The book, an Amazon Best Book of the Month when released in June, recounts the story of Frank Lenz, a man who...

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