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Taking Malcom X’s Mission into The Future

Since the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation’s start in 1971, its leadership has moved from founder Rowena Moore to board presidents Johnny Rodgers and Sharif Liwaru to newly elected board president Leo Louis II. In succeeding Liwaru, who had a two-decade run as board president, Louis is following a leader who became closely identified with the […]

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You Can’t Die Laughing

You Can’t Die Laughing Healing with humor by Michael Braunstein “Laugh, laugh I thought I’d die…” In 1964, Norman Cousins lie dying at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told him his disease was terminal and there was nothing they could do. They were only half right: There was nothing they could do. Cousins didn’t accept their […]

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‘A Memory Held in You’

(Interview edited and formatted by contributing arts editor Mike Krainak) Last year my family and I saw the Frida Kahlo: Letters and Photographs exhibition at El Museo Latino in Omaha, Nebraska. That is when I met Allegra Hangen, the museum’s Education and Exhibitions Coordinator. We sat down at a craft table and she demonstrated for […]

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Yes, Chef

Chef Brian O’Malley’s resume is a virtual timeline of positive impact and service to the culinary community. From establishing the Annual Culinary Awards in 2006, to the recent relaunching of the Open Kitchen Program as director of Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, O’Malley believes in the work of not only educating, but supporting the […]

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Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time

Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time by Michael Braunstein It took Western medicine about 5000 years to recognize acupuncture as a valid and effective medical therapy. Acupuncture treats dozens of medical problems and improves the health of millions. Admittedly, Western medicine had few opportunities to learn about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Until the 19th century […]

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Life in the Balance: Tai Chi

Life in the Balance: Tai Chi by Michael Braunstein I heard an ad on the radio the other morning. It was for a clinic in the area that specializes in a particular field of physical therapy that was addressed to persons who, for some reason or another, have difficulties with balance. We’re talking plain, old […]

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Sushi Train, Beer, Barre, and Bruno’s

Fontonelle Beer on the Boardwalk has returned to Fontonelle Forest. This weekend, enjoy locally crafted beer, music, fire pits, and raffles in the beautiful setting of a Nebraska’s changing leaves. Where: Fontonelle Forest When: Saturday at 6pm Bruno’s Soft Open Bruno’s, in the bay formerly occupied by Salt88, will be hosting 2 soft open events […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Local artist Joseph Broghammer could have played it safe. When the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery offered him his current solo in the Old Market Passageway, Broghammer could have created yet another set of animal portraits not unlike last year’s Herd,a popular exhibit of beasts on the hoof. After all, why mess with success? For […]