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Literally Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

On the positive side, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) shoots a horse at someone. Twice. On the negative side, nobody pays to watch John Wick slowly walk through the desert. What, is he gonna slap-fight a cactus? Despite a glowing aggregate critical response, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has some real issues. First off, that […]

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Fish and Chips, Cupcakes for Blood, and a Free Lunch

On the Hook A new addition is coming to the Omaha Food Truck scene. On the Hook Fish and Chips will celebrate their grand opening this Friday and Saturday (May 24th and 25th) in the parking lot at Thunderhead Brewing (1037 Jones). The truck covers 6 states, bringing their line-caught Alaskan cod to fans across […]

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“Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.”

“Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.” by Michael Braunstein Legend has it that the movie “Twins” was pitched to producers by a summary written on the back of a business card: “Movie idea: Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger are twins.” That was enough. In Hollywood it was a practice we perfected. Since Hollywood is the […]

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Literally Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

On the positive side, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) shoots a horse at someone. Twice. On the negative side, nobody pays to watch John Wick slowly walk through the desert. What, is he gonna slap-fight a cactus? Despite a glowing aggregate critical response, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has some real issues. First off, that […]

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Tool Debut New Material During Sprawling 2-Hour Set in Lincoln

Seeing a packed Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night for Tool was a surreal experience. In a world with a shriveling attention span and a popular taste that’s moving further away from guitar-based music, it’s hard to process almost 12,000 people showing up for metal concert for a band that’s not Metallica – let alone […]

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Cher’s Still Kicking

Cher’s career stretches back nearly 60 years and she touched on all of it and more when she brought the Here We Go Again tour to the CHI Health Center on Tuesday night. The 73-year-old icon played a lean 90-minute set that included hits, tributes to other artists, and more than a few montages. Before […]

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‘A Burkholder Project’

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet un-captured by language.” – Aldo Leopold Downtown Lincoln, specifically the historic Haymarket District, is home to one of Nebraska’s oldest artist colonies, the Burkholder Project. Since the late-80’s, the […]

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Dog Going, Going, Almost Gone

Bye Bye, B&B B&B Grill and Arcade owners have made the decision to begin the process of shutting down the Bellevue staple. The projected final date of service is July 28th. The restaurant will be winding down in style. College World Series Dogs will be in play, as well as a weekly steak night in […]

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‘Dynamite in the Pond’: A History of the Young Professional Council

  The Young Professional Council (YPC) of The Greater Omaha Chamber is a group the Chamber describes as “led by young professionals to attract, retain and engage young professionals.” Many people have attended the annual Young Professional (YP) Summit and have been amazed by its grandiosity and the energy at this marquee event. The YP […]

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Here’s the Beef

Here’s the Beef by Michael Braunstein If you’re like most folks in America, you’re still a carnivore and this time of year nothing excites you more than the thrill of the grill. The temperate weather and the longer days serve well to whet the appetite for sizzling steaks, bountiful burgers and yummy yardbird over the […]

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The Wind Cries Stupid

It’s easy to imagine the pitch for Bless This Mess, the new half-hour shitcom on ABC TV whose pilot aired last month. Imagine the hip, hoodie-wearing pitchman or pitchwoman at the head of the Disney boardroom table giving this elevator summary: “It’s like a reverse Beverly Hillbillies or a modern-day Green Acres but with hipster […]

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Nu MCU

For boring marketing reasons, the current era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) won’t officially “endgame” until this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. So what does the next era look like? Not just Phase 4 of the MCU leading up to Avengers 5 (and yes, there will be an Avengers 5), but the next 10-to-12 […]

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Dog Fighting: You Know, For Kids!

Hey children, do you like adorable creatures capable of incredibly finite speech? Would you like to carry them with you and love them for always? Also, real quick, how do you feel about them being locked in a tiny cage and forced to maul one another? Pokémon’s core conceit has always been somewhere between puzzling […]

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