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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

Heartland Healing

Sick Because You Want to Be

It sounds cold and harsh, but in all likelihood you’ll die of a disease caused by your own doing. In 1900, most people died of a disease caught from someone else or another source, with respiratory infections, tuberculosis and intestinal infections the leading tickets to the Great Beyond. Heart disease and cancer were way down the list. By 1940, that had all changed and by 1990, the top three killer diseases in the...

Laughing with Lachlan

At an early age, Lachlan Patterson knew that he would have to use his sense of humor to get him through tough situations. At the age of 19 he performed his first show at an amateur night in hishometown of Vancouver, B.C. After several years spent learning the art of standup comedy, Patterson started to find his stride and began touring throughout Canada, landing him at festivals like Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the...

Random Notes on Mula, Zucchini, Maha, Guardians and Chubby Cyclists

Here’s what’s on my mind this week...

Mula — We checked out new “Mexican kitchen & tequileria” last week, located at 40th & Farnam streets. The restaurant offers a broad selection of traditional and not-so-traditional dishes with origins south of the border served in a cozy, laid-back, well-lit space in the heart of New Midtown.

Dining at the bar (which has become our table of choice these days), we ordered a...

Omaha performer recalls her friendship with Johnny Cash

With impresario Gordon Cantiello's new tribute show The Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at The Waiting Room, it's only natural to consider what makes the singer-songwriter of the title so enduring.

The king of hard-scrabble, honky-tonk infused with gospel, country, folk, blues and rock, became a living legend with his Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues persona. His soulful music fit his wayfaring life. In...

Heartland Healing

The Scoop on Poop

There is an eye-catching scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s magnum opus and Oscar-winning film, The Last Emperor. The movie details the life arc of the last Chinese emperor, Puyi, told through a series of flashbacks. Puyi took the throne as a two-year-old in 1908. He was raised by eunuchs, handmaidens, Chinese physicians, monks and attendants in the Forbidden City. In one scene from the film, the infant Puyi is sitting...

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