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Silly Nazis, Your Tricks Aren’t For Kids

Although always delightful, it feels really, really good to laugh at Adolf Hitler right now. Narcissistic, lying megalomaniacal strongmen, even dead ones, are always wounded by being made to look small. Jojo Rabbit reduces the uni-testicled failure and his entire ideology to cartoonish boobery. In doing so within the context of a genuinely beautiful fable, […]

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Air Apparent

Air Apparent Indoor pollution solution by Michael Braunstein Humans in First World countries spend most their time indoors, over 90 percent of it, in fact. Sad. During winter months it is certainly much more. And denizens of the most highly polluted cities in the world are warned to stay inside anytime during episodes of extreme […]

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‘Spirited Space’

  Few places in the country have been studied or photographed as much as the dwellings and structures of the ancient Puebloan peoples, of the southwestern US, known collectively as the Anasazi. These people and their culture remain a mystery due to their enigmatic beginnings and lifestyle, and to their rather sudden, unexplained disappearance. The […]

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‘TIMESHARE’

Multi-media artist Jillian Mayer brings her wry creativity to Omaha this November 20, with TIMESHARE at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Through sculpture, painting, and video, Mayer creates installations that tug at our interpretations and solutions, examining human negotiations with technology and natural forces. TIMESHARE brings her ironic insight and sometimes acerbic commentary to bear […]

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Silly Nazis, Your Tricks Aren’t For Kids

Although always delightful, it feels really, really good to laugh at Adolf Hitler right now. Narcissistic, lying megalomaniacal strongmen, even dead ones, are always wounded by being made to look small. Jojo Rabbit reduces the uni-testicled failure and his entire ideology to cartoonish boobery. In doing so within the context of a genuinely beautiful fable, […]

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Wine Bar, Salad Spot, and One Sad Goodbye

Your Invitation to Elevenses Jerry’s Bar owner Rob Rutar and Yoshitomo owner David Yoshitomo have teamed up to launch ElevenEleven, a wine bar at 6064 Maple. The Benson spot will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to, you guessed it, 11pm. In a touch appreciated by nerds and those appreciative of symmetry, (It’s me. […]

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Sign Language

Garden of the Zodiac presents Jeff Sedrel, New Paintings, with exhibition dates from November 14, 2019-January 14, 2020, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 14 from 7-9 pm. Primarily working in ink and brush Sedrel says “The paintings shown are simply what I have been working on in my studio over the last year […]

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How NOT to Meditate

How NOT to Meditate by Michael Braunstein Even in Western culture, one would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the concept of meditation. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits would fill volumes (and do!) There is no need to describe them in detail here. Anyone who knows how to do […]

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King Tries to Give Kubrick a Shiner

The Shining remains a perfect masterpiece, which totally sucks. This is because no movie can possibly be good enough to justify Stanley Kubrick’s literal torture of Shelley Duvall. We still live under the gaslit delusion that talented artists should get to abuse whoever they want. So, say this much for Doctor Sleep: It is likely […]

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Cutting Room: Update

I already broke you off a piece of that Cutting Room column last week, but I am honor-bound to help families endure this season. Oh, I don’t mean the holidays, I mean Frozen 2 season. If you have children, Elsa’s gonna get you sooner or later, so I highly recommend biting the bullet (as well as […]

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Roadmap to Omaha Coffee

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that fairytales aren’t real! I drink a potion made from magic beans every day and it brings me back to life!” — Nanea Hoffman, founder of Sweatpants & Coffee To my fellow caffeine addicts, locals searching for a new spot, coffee-loving friends, out-of-towners, studiers and those in search of […]

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Musical Moves

Big news for fans of the weekly early Thursday shows hosted by the Blues Society of Omaha (BSO). The series was held at Chrome Lounge for the last several years, but the venue abruptly closed after Saturday, Oct. 12, making the announcement on Facebook. They reopened Saturday, Oct. 19, for a final rock show. Meanwhile, […]

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Hillside Has Your Solution

Hillside Makes Composting Accessible The composting movement has gained significant traction in Omaha in the last year. This is thanks to Hillside Solutions and the local businesses crazy enough to believe in their mission. However, they aren’t satisfied with their infiltration of your favorite restaurants. They’re coming for your compostables. Families are welcome to join […]

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