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Wasted Running Time

Too dumb for adults craving a nostalgia-powered dopamine fix and too dated for kids who don’t know a Sega Genesis from the book of Exodus, the question isn’t what is Sonic the Hedgehog but why is Sonic the Hedgehog. The answer is obviously that every single “intellectual property” from Pet Rocks to breakfast cereal mascots […]

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Visual Artists Take a Bow

There are two fantastic ways to look back at the year just concluded in the visual arts. One is to consult the A-List (https://thereader.com/visual-art/making-the-a-list) annually authored by contributing editor Mike Krainak for the January issue of the Reader, along with contributions by additional arts writers. The other is to visit the Omaha Entertainment and Arts […]

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White Reaper is Trying to Make the Leap

With the title of their second album, White Reaper declared themselves The World’s Best American Band. Though the Louisville, Kentucky power-pop group played it off mostly as a joke in interviews — members claimed the name was in the same vein as their cheekily-titled debut White Reaper Does It Again — you could tell there was part of […]

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Omaha Dining News for Your Tuesday Pleasure

Dandelion Dandelion is once again proving itself a resilient little pop-up. After an abrupt closure in the summer of 2018, Dandelion owner Nick Bartholomew was left without a location. On Friday, Bartholomew made the announcement that Dandelion’s access to their original space in the Chamber Commons (13th and Howard) was being reinstated, and that Dandelion […]

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6 Omaha Food Challenges: Are You Fan Enough?

Nebraska is more than simply nice. We are utterly abundant. What better way to experience that abundance than through MASS CONSUMPTION? Food challenges are more fun to watch than to participate in, and it is this voyeuristic sickness that brings you this month’s article. The difference between the food challenges in Omaha and those in […]

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Insecticide is a Crime

Insecticide is a Crime by Michael Braunstein 2020.02.18 Over the past half-century or so, I have driven the highways across our country countless times. I’ve visited all but four of the lower Forty-Eight. Last summer saw the strangest of those travels from the Heartland to the West Coast. In August and September, I drove over […]

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Wasted Running Time

Too dumb for adults craving a nostalgia-powered dopamine fix and too dated for kids who don’t know a Sega Genesis from the book of Exodus, the question isn’t what is Sonic the Hedgehog but why is Sonic the Hedgehog. The answer is obviously that every single “intellectual property” from Pet Rocks to breakfast cereal mascots […]

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Omaha

Although it seems like Jan. 1 was yesterday, and my resolution for a dry January dried up on Jan. 5, I decided to let the chips fall where they may and embrace the 2020 festivities all year long. Sounds like a hedonistic way to start the decade off, right? I have decided, however, to forgo […]

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Pudgy’s, Persian, Pasta, and a Podcast, Oh My!

It’s the Final Countdown That was my one attempt at being lighthearted here. This is simply a reminder that Pudgy’s Pizza will permanently close after service on February 22nd. Located at 16919 Audrey, the Chicago-style pizzeria was lovingly tended by original owners Phil “Pudgy” and Beth Cerra from 2008 until Phil’s cancer battle came to […]

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‘And the Nominees are…’

To whet your appetite for the category of visual art before the winners of the 14th annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards are announced Feb.16, the Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery on Vinton St. will host a reception for its nominees Feb. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. More than 30 artists nominated from 10 […]

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Valentines Day Farewell

Multimedia artist Tim Guthrie will share a moving Valentine’s Day tribute to his late wife, Beth, when his new solo exhibit, ‘Vale’,  opens Feb. 14 at the Fred Simon Gallery. Best known for his new media exhibits (Nuclear Dichotomies, Extraordinary Rendition, The Museum of Alternative History), Guthrie has returned to pencil and paper to create […]

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Potential Family Dollar liquor license brings community ire, gets City Council disapproval

By Chris Bowling, Originally printed in the Omaha Star The overcast February day melted into cold night as hours passed inside the Omaha City Council’s Tuesday meeting. Some of the community members in attendance shift in their seats, others prop their elbows to hold their heads up, but all take notice when Cindy Gains grips […]

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Prayer

Prayer by Michael Braunstein An ancient Greek tale tells of sailors after a battle at sea. Their ship was damaged and sinking. They found themselves in perilous waters, fearing they would be lost. Despair swept through them one by one. As the waves threatened to swallow them, they thrashed to stay afloat and to reach […]

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