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Dopey Horoscopy

First and foremost, it’s nice to see Henry Cavill’s poorly CGI-ed upper lip from Justice League get more work! Seriously, how does a movie that hinges entirely on a de-aging special effect—which we’ve seen done incredibly well as recently as this year’s Captain Marvel—do such a profoundly bad job at that one specific thing? Cramming […]

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Rocky Horror, Astounding Madness and A Sweet Sensation at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Audience participation is encouraged. In order to successfully stage a production of The Rocky Horror Show that’s one element you really need, because having an audience who is actively engaged and in the moment is what makes the experience what it has come to be. In fact, it’s almost mandatory so to speak. To say Rocky Horror has amassed […]

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Extrasensory Perception

Currently on view at the Union for Contemporary Art is sometimes. we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., an installation by multifaceted artist Vanessa German, whose social practice is personal, imaginative and most of all, never out of fashion. Gallery notes that accompany the show state the work specifically addresses violence against people of color, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community, and […]

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Four New Places to Sink Your Teeth In

Call The Copps …for a hot cream cheese pizza delivered as late as 2am. Coming soon to the location vacated by Smashburger, Copps Pizza Company is hoping to offer you a new take on the savory slice. Planning its opening for October 19th at 7204 Jones, the restaurant is still seeking drivers, cooks, cashiers, and […]

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Alert: Casting Call

Adding community-inclusive performance art to its 2020 exhibition roster, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is issuing a casting call for its spring performance series, The New Inflation, created by Liv Schulman. The deadline for submission is November 1 and may be sent directly to TheNewInflation@gmail.com. A Paris-based artist, Schulman is known for her explorations […]

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Flu Shot Frenzy

Flu Shot Frenzy by Michael Braunstein It’s that time of year again. The first cold snap and people start thinking “flu season.” Doesn’t it seem that “flu season” is longer than ever? I mean, I saw ads and store signs for flu shots back in July. I’ve always been skeptical when products need so much […]

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Recap: Austin City Limits

Sad Boys Enjoying Themselves There’s something about the festival setting that just brings out the best in musicians. Maybe (probably) it’s the fact that they get a huge paycheck for a shortened set or that a copious amount of free booze is available or that they’re surrounded by their friends and contemporaries. Even some of […]

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Dopey Horoscopy

First and foremost, it’s nice to see Henry Cavill’s poorly CGI-ed upper lip from Justice League get more work! Seriously, how does a movie that hinges entirely on a de-aging special effect—which we’ve seen done incredibly well as recently as this year’s Captain Marvel—do such a profoundly bad job at that one specific thing? Cramming […]

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Spoiler Review: Joker

Ryan’s too nice. Thanks to his noble dedication to inclusive conversations about film, his Joker review is professional and respectful. However, I’m a hideous creature of spite. Joker has crossed me, and now I must make an example of it…on the interwebs! Since I 100% agree with Ryan’s review, you won’t mind if I skip […]

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‘Unite Us One’

It’s been a breakout year for interdisciplinary artist Barber ever since his intro to Omaha as a Fellow at the Union for Contemporary Art in 2018. Since then the Detroit-based artist who graduated cum laude from the University of Iowa has made his home and his mark here in at least five art exhibits and […]

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A Lot of Bad News, One Glimmer of Hope

Omaha Loses an Institution When a question was posed to The Reader last week about the fate of the beloved Skeet’s at 2201 N 24th street, it became our mission to find out. After following the meager breadcrumbs and word of mouth, we found that the owner, David Deal, had been battling a serious illness, […]

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Draft Dodgers

With autumn in the air, banter around town inevitably turns to sports. The offensive line, foul line, goal line, betting line. Seems we move toward measuring things on one side or the other of a stripe. In art, line is a more slippery and amorphous player, a tool that may be formal or personal, straight […]

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Energy and Healing, Conclusion

Energy and Healing, Conclusion Problem: fear blocks energy by Michael Braunstein So, let’s wrap this up; this thing about energy. This is installment three of three. In Part One, we established that it’s pure science that all of creation — the stars, planets, oceans, trees, rocks and our bodies — are nothing but pure energy. […]

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