‘Artpost Project’

Joslyn Art Museum has opened its community gallery to the Artpost Project, a partnership with the New Century Art Guild, a nonprofit that offers professional, recreational and therapeutic services to veterans and their families through the medium of art. The exhibit features drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture created from pairs of veterans and […]

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Crafting An Ethos

Chris Hughes had earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology, had been a professional musician with Saddle Creek Records bands Beep Beep and Gabardine, and had meandered through various jobs post-college before eventually landing in the technology field. “I spent a lot of […]

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Atheism

When President Obama noted that “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and non-believers” in his 2009 inauguration speech, the team at Fox News was locked and loaded by the time the broadcast cut back to the studio. Of all the many points they would address in Obama’s speech, […]

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Ice Dreams

UNO’s given everything for hockey. Coaching legend Dean Blais was hired to make the program a national title contender. The sport that draws 7,500 fans per home contest led the University of Nebraska at Omaha down a Division I path that ultimately meant sacrificing football and wrestling. Baxter Arena was built to […]

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Wrapping Up The Rapture

Oh damn! The end of the world is coming again. Christ almighty! Is there no refuge? Answer: check out Samuel Brett Williams’ play Revelation called a “pitch black comedy” by Shelterbelt Theatre. In this four-actor, 16-character play the potential saving grace can be found in Bible-Belt Arkansas. A New York guy and his gal head […]

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The Mob Takes Over

A sleazy, ignorant thug whose physical presence seems almost a cartoon achieves massive fame and seizes power in spite of reasonable people warning the public that he is dangerous. Is it a possible future? Well, it is history. And, as George Santayana, often misquoted, said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned […]

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What’s Up Duloc?

“What’s an ‘ogre’ mommy?” the kid asks. The mommy answers, “A dreaded person, a hideous giant.” And the Daddy says, “She’s not talking about me, pal. That’s the stuff of fairy tales.” Right. Once upon a time, ogre parents send Shrek, their little monster, out into the world to fend for himself, reminding […]

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