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Lettuce Alone

Over The Edge

Where Does Maha Go from Here?

Doctor Mysterian

The city of the air

Heartland Healing

Everything You Need to Know is in ‘60s Music

Doctor Mysterian

Our multilingual future

Tradition’s burden

Bo Pelini arrived for Monday’s news conference on the week of the Nebraska football team’s season-opener in a red sports coat that would have made Bob Devaney proud. About the only thing missing, in fact, was Devaney’s signature red fedora.

“I like the look,” Pelini said.

He had worn the coat in honor of Nebraska’s 125th football season, said Pelini, and “I wanted to pay my respects to Coach Devaney and Coach...

Rabbi Azriel’s neighborhood welcomes all, unlike what he saw on recent Middle East trip

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel of Omaha's Temple Israel Synagogue builds bridges between people of different backgrounds and persuasions. Take for example his driving force work with the Tri-Faith Initiative, the project that intends creating a local campus of Jewish, Muslim and Christian houses of worship around a shared communal space. 

Recently returned from a two-month sabbatical to Turkey and his native Israel, Azriel was...

Paying to Play… at the Superbowl

Just when you thought the music industry couldn't fall any further into the great abyss, along comes the National Football League.

A couple weeks ago with the preseason just getting underway, the NFL began making noises about next year's Superbowl, America's favorite sports orgy. Without even an inkling of knowledge as to what will happen on the gridiron, the fine minds behind the singularly largest televised event...

Teacher’s Secret Kindness Agents project now a book

When the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy happened Ferial Pearson searched for answers and hope. Her bullied young son provided both when he revealed being comforted by her felt better than staying mad. 

That got Pearson, an award-winning local educator, thinking bullying and violence might be avoided through kindness. On Pinterest she found an envelope labeled "random act of kindness assignment." That led her in 2013 to...

Review: Maha 2014 an Exhausting Success

When the Maha Music Festival organizers announced that this year's headliner was going to be Death Cab for Cutie, I was relieved. Maha has a tradition of booking the most boring act of its annual day-long concert to play last, and this year appeared to be no exception.

Last year it was Flaming Lips, whose black-confetti strobe-light-mountain visual spectacle was absorbed in the first five minutes of the set,...

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