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Conor Oberst talks Dolores Diaz and the Standby Club

Culture

My Incredibly Awkward, Not-So-Funny Interview with Hannibal Buress

Music

Back to back with Bach and Astor

Music

Beloved Music Takes Center Stage

Specials

The sour tomorrow

Film

Mutant Fight Club

Music

Happy-Almost-Birthday James Harman & Other Music Musings

Arts

Power Play

Arts

You done gone to Uganda

Dining Section

Pig Roast, Taco Bar, and a Grand Opening

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Here’s Why

When I was nine years old, my sister took me to work with her on a summer Saturday. She sat me down in the Children’s Department of the old Omaha Public Library where she worked in the Catalog Department. Kids’ books were in their own special room with big wooden tables and solid wooden bookshelves. She told me I could read anything in there and went upstairs after asking the librarian to keep an eye on me. I was...

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Music

Ten Questions with PEACH KELLI POP

Peach Kelli Pop is Canadian Allie Hanlon and four other women playing jangling, abrasive, driving straight-four beach-flavored punk rock that sounds like go-carts and too much coffee. On the blink-and-you'll-miss-it LP, Peach Kelli Pop III (2015, Burger Records), Hanlon and her band race through 10 songs in just over 20 minutes — simple math tells you that averages about two minutes per song, just long enough for...

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Film

Kathy Garver remembers ‘The Ten Commandments’

Before CGI, Cecil B. DeMille created a masterpiece when he filmed “The Ten Commandments,” using Jello and toy soldiers to create some of his special effects. It’s a movie that, despite numerous advances in the world of film, has somehow stood the test of time. And Omahans will have the chance to see it on the big screen this Friday at the Joslyn Art Museum for a 60th anniversary tribute.

In honor of the...

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Film

Funny Noir Die

Sporting dialogue hotter than a recently spent shell casing and comedy slightly less dark than a necrophiliac stand-up comedian’s set, The Nice Guys targets a niche audience. Luckily, I am pretty much the captain of the populace living in said niche. Crudely clever and savagely stylish, writer/director Shane Black’s latest doesn’t quite equal the magic of his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but everyone knows Ryan Gosling is a...

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Other lives

There is a popular science fiction concept, that of alternate dimensions that contain versions of us that made different decisions, or lived in worlds with alternate histories, and so their lives have been dramatically different than ours. This concept is true -- there are infinite such dimensions out there, with infinite versions of ourselves living out infinite variations of our lives.

What we don't know is that...

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