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Let Chris Hemsworth Rap, You Cowards!

FYI: There’s no such thing as sequelitis, your movie just sucks. Men in Black: International has all the joy and spontaneity of a sentient Excel spreadsheet. Coldly calculated to be maximally inoffensive and profitable across key commercial demographics, it is the Instagram influencer of motion pictures. Just working up the energy to explain its uselessness […]

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Empowering and Comical, Matilda The Musical Is A Big Hit at The Rose

Watch any production at The Rose Theater and you know you are in for fun, whimsy, and a good theatre experience. Matilda the Musical, a musical adaptation of the children’s book by Roald Dahl is no exception. The story about a little girl with incredible abilities graced the stage Thursday, June 6th at a premiere […]

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Kitchen Table Steps Back

Kitchen Table After valiant efforts to maintain two locations, Kitchen Table has decided to close the Dundee location. In a statement posted on Facebook, the owners said: “Kitchen Table is in the process of refocusing on our downtown location. It has been wonderful to work with such a great supportive partner as Film Streams from […]

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The Musical A-List

This is about as unscientific as it gets. For this year’s Top 20 list we’re submitting our teams, ur … bands, and letting you sort it out. The criteria? For me, the band has to be either: 1) actively recording music, 2) actively touring, and/or 3) actively playing gigs in the Omaha/Lincoln area. If asked […]

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Food or Not Food

Food or Not Food by Michael Braunstein Okay, let’s keep this really simple. Humans need food to survive. We should all know that. But do we all know what “food” is? It appears not because we consume tons of material that is made to look like food, smell like food, even sometimes taste like food. […]

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7 Years Bad Luck

It sucks that many of us saw this day coming. Exciting as it was when Netflix announced it was taking over Black Mirror, it seemed inevitable the series would lose its touch to a certain degree. A new season dropped last week, and it’s officially the first bad batch. Certainly not terrible but definitely not […]

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Let Chris Hemsworth Rap, You Cowards!

FYI: There’s no such thing as sequelitis, your movie just sucks. Men in Black: International has all the joy and spontaneity of a sentient Excel spreadsheet. Coldly calculated to be maximally inoffensive and profitable across key commercial demographics, it is the Instagram influencer of motion pictures. Just working up the energy to explain its uselessness […]

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Candidate No. 23 Visits Council Bluffs

Standing in Barley’s Bar in front of roughly 40 Council Bluff voters, Steve Bullock made his case for why he should be entrusted with the future of the Democratic Party. Bullock spent much of his time describing the America of his childhood, and how, as governor of Montana, he has been fighting to protect that […]

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Ten Questions with Ratboys

Ratboys’ publicist described the duo as a “‘post-country’ meets indie rock group from Chicago.” After listening (many times) to their last full-length, GN (2017, Topshelf), and the follow-up EP, GL (2018, Topshelf) — the titles stand for Good Night and Good Luck — I can’t find much “post-country” about them. But then again, I’ve never […]

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Omaha’s Hip Hop History: Unpacking Our Past

  Hip hop culture has been a part of Omaha for almost 40 years, and while we may not be a nationally recognized hub like New York, Compton, Atlanta, Houston or Chicago, what we do have is a colorful collage of countless stories and passionate people who have helped it thrive in its own way. […]

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Gerda’s Bids Omaha Goodbye, Crescent For the Win

One Year Later It’s been nearly a year since Gerda’s passing, and the family has made the decision not to continue operating without their Matriarch and founder. The restaurant will operate under reduced hours leading up to closure on June 22nd. The new hours are Thursday through Saturday, 6am to 9pm, closed Sunday through Wednesday. […]

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Michael Braunstein There’s an irony about the terms “alternative medicine” and “traditional medicine.” They are used exactly backwards. Ask the average American to describe “traditional” medicine and they’ll tell you it is the kind found at the behemoth hospital centers. It’s where  medical doctors use drugs, surgery and […]

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‘Wild and Woolier Time’

  From my perch in the office loft on Harney Street up from the Old Market, I looked down at the pages of that week’s edition. They were carefully ranked across the first floor. Most of those with full-page ads were done, while half- and quarter-pagers awaited their assigned stories, columns or calendar items. Sales […]

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