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Dark and Gritty, Not Sparse and Shitty

I’ll do you a favor and let you know if you should even bother with this review: Logan and Joker are two of my least favorite movies. Still with me? Cool! The reason they’re two of my least favorite movies is because both films seem utterly convinced they’re somehow more mature and challenging than typical […]

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Art of Giving Local

The giving season is here, and people are thinking about what to get their loved ones for the holidays. If you are in the market for something unique, look no further than below to find what could be the perfect gift, especially if art is on your short list. Benson’s The Little Gallery is hosting […]

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So Long to Cajun, Hello to Arcadian

Mouth of the South After a successful Friendsgiving event last week, Mouth of the South Southern Grub announced an immediate, though temporary closure as they seek out a new location. The owner assures that your favorite Cajun style foods will be back on the menu soon! For opening dates and location updates, follow along on […]

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‘Foundation Drawings’

The December show at Maple Street Construct, an edgy Benson neighborhood gallery and residency space, features new abstract paintings from artist Steve Joy. Joy, who is well known in Omaha, was the first curator for the Bemis Project, has shown his work world-wide, and is in numerous private collections and museums. His abstractions are dissections […]

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Razzle Dazzle

A ceramic artist by training and street photographer by choice, Paul Anthony Smith has managed, through his distinctive, visually dazzling process, to encompass the digital darkroom, ritually repetitive handwork, discourse on cultural diaspora and formalist optical aesthetics. The Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born artist, whose one-person show in Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery is now on view […]

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Dark and Gritty, Not Sparse and Shitty

I’ll do you a favor and let you know if you should even bother with this review: Logan and Joker are two of my least favorite movies. Still with me? Cool! The reason they’re two of my least favorite movies is because both films seem utterly convinced they’re somehow more mature and challenging than typical […]

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‘Resonance’

With Halloween, the Bemis Auction, Thanksgiving in the rearview and Christmas on the horizon, this can only mean one thing – Group art shows! The end of the year is usually the time for some local art galleries to expand their offerings and help the art patron more easily view and collect art. The group […]

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True Humility

True Humility Holy Spirit is my caddy by Michael Braunstein A romp of otters, a crash of rhinoceroses, a convocation of eagles, a troop of baboons, a swarm of bees or a pod of whales — with our human need to label everything, (thereby reinforcing the concept of separateness, by the way,) we have managed […]

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An Impeachment in 8 x 10 Glossy

I’m writing this in the early morning hours of November 13, weeks before you’ll read it on the newsstands. Between the time I write it and you read it, the world may have changed drastically — and probably has — but here’s a snapshot at this moment in time. It is the first day of […]

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Family Blame Night

Every syllable of Daniel Craig’s accent contains a subliminal “I do declare!” Michael Shannon’s goatee is clearly an unrepentant murderer, independent of the man upon whose face it hangs. Toni Collette weaponizes vocal fry, while Chris Evans gets to do lots of curse words. So yeah, writer/director Rian Johnson’s wickedly breezy Knives Out “duns” all […]

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Omaha native is The Irishman’s wife opposite De Niro in new Scorsese film

If there’s such a thing as a gothic gangster film, then Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman qualifies for its mashup mob movie casting and gimmicky de-aging of Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. It’s like the ghosts of Goodfellas, Casino and The Godfather haunt this sprawling tale of murder and mayhem that, after a […]

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Thanksgiving Eve, Day of, and Recovery. You’re Covered.

Thanksgiving If you’re still at a loss for how to spend your impending holiday, be sure to check out last week’s issue for a running list of restaurants serving this Thurdsay!   Thanksgiving Eve Not sure what to do with visiting family the night before? Head to Jams at Midtown for Thanksgiving Eve from 7pm […]

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Clearing the Air: An inside job

Clearing the Air: An inside job by Michael Braunstein On our list of “first world problems,” we have grown accustomed to the air pollution common to our modern cities. That pollution even extends to smaller burgs and the countryside, presenting real health problems. In a recent Heartland Healing column, we went on about how the […]

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