The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick and Bruce Springsteen to create some of their finest work, and would be forever associated with Nebraska. The two week killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate would capture the world and is still debated to this day. Fugate’s involvement in the crime is still in question. Just 14...

entered on 12/13/12 at 10:23 PM | read more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy with his bearded mug, bouncer glare and imposing size. This tabloid poet and rebel, who hails from a long line of barkeeps and meatpackers, gets his rabble-rouse on playing old-school R&B.

The ex-New York Daily News crime reporter and bureau chief still writes the rag’s Justice Story feature but...

entered on 10/27/11 at 06:27 PM | read more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team Sendoff Show. The team (Steven Evans, Jake Narofsky, Patrick Sather, Tessie Stednitz, and Ben Wenzl) will be headed to Boston to take on the rest of the country in this year’s National Poetry Slam. All Young Girls Are Machine Guns will kick things off. You can probably sneak in for free, but pony up...

entered on 08/03/11 at 05:54 PM | read more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster mentioned in the works of horror master H.P. Lovecraft on his blog, yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com. Each illustration is paired with a passage that references the creature. If you’ve wondered what a Headless Moon Calf, Elder Thing or an Urhag looks like, consider your questions answered. Yes, Cthulhu is...

entered on 06/15/11 at 09:56 PM | read more »


Booked: Pigs, Poetry and Prognostication

* Pinot, Pigs and Poets, a fundraiser for Campfire USA at Happy Hollow Country Club (1701 S. 105th St.), will be Friday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. Pinot, Pigs and Poets is an annual event attendees to sample featured Pinot Noir wines and unique pork dishes from local restaurants. Attendees also will enjoy poetry from Matt Mason and other great Omaha slam poets. Get a head start on the festivities by purchasing...

entered on 06/08/11 at 08:20 PM | read more »


Booked: A New Rival for Amazon?

Author James Solhein will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Saturday, May 14th to sign copies of his new book Born Yesterday, The Diary of a Young Journalist. He will conduct a writing workshop for all ages. He will also help attendees make a picture book they can take with them. The event starts at 11 a.m. Later that evening, the OM Center at 12th and Howard in the Old Market will celebrate its 10th...

entered on 05/11/11 at 05:14 PM | read more »


Booked: Outdoor Poetry, Student Authors and Autographs!

* Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, this Wednesday’s Naked Words Open Mic will meet on the Nebraska side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge downtown at 6 p.m. In the event it rains, the event will be held at its usual location — Soul Desires at 10th and Jackson in the Old Market. Questions? Email prairie.sky@gmail.com for more information. * This Thursday, May 5, there will be a book release party for "In My...

entered on 05/04/11 at 04:56 PM | read more »


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