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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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Not All Supermen

Brightburn is a gory fable that speaks in the modern vernacular of superhero storytelling. It argues that young boys at the precipice of puberty must be steered correctly, lest they wind up savage, selfish monsters guided only by an internal message to “take the world.” It is less a deconstruction of ubiquitous comic book world […]

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It’s a Hit, Man

It’s time to have a serious talk about the funniest show I have ever seen. The second season of HBO’s Barry just wrapped up. Unlike some HBO finales last Sunday night—I won’t point any fingers, just casually mention that they’re out there—pretty much any fan who saw the Barry finale agrees it did not disappoint. […]

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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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