My Favorite Movies Are Books

In a shocking turn of events, one of the best pictures of the year actually won “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards this year. This was a decision so good that it immediately sent the worst parts of the internet into terrifying, xenophobic rants. Pro tip: If you’re going to vomit ugly hatred into the […]

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Cutting Room for March 2020

From tone-deaf, ableist arguments about straws to a depressing lack of discussion among presidential candidates, the national dialogue concerning disabled Americans kinda sucks right now. I’m not saying Film Streams can single-handedly fix that, but they’re gonna give it a go. They’re hosting a special screening of Far From the Tree in collaboration with the […]

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Omaha Artist Goes Global

Héctor Anchondo by Blake Harris

WRITER’S UPDATE 3/17/2020: As everyone is aware, the impact of Covid-19 is changing hourly. The result is venues are closing, including Lincoln’s historic venue, The Zoo Bar, artists are cancelling or being forced to cancel tours, and artists, venues and those employed there (and in all our small businesses) are potentially going without their usual […]

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Ten Questions with PUP

This column turned 15 last December. The first installment was published Dec. 2, 2004, and featured an interview with musician Willy Mason, who had just been discovered by Conor Oberst and signed to a record deal with Oberst’s then just-launched label, Team Love Records. Hundreds of columns followed, covering music, culture, society and politics. Throughout […]

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Going Clear

Somehow, Elisabeth Moss just seems uniquely prepared for a role that involves believing in the existence of a powerful being that nobody can see but should still totally believe is there. Hand to Xenu, it sure feels she’s trying to tell us something by choosing roles like the ones in Invisible Man, Us, Top of […]

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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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Finite Jest

Everybody’s favorite thing about Suicide Squad is how sad and small it made Jared Leto. Everybody’s second favorite thing about Suicide Squad was Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. She was so good that she overcame having to be in the proximity of Jai Courtney, a charisma vampire whose “acting” siphons all joy from nearby performances. […]

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