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Design Interview: Patrick Leahy

Design Interview: Jeff Day

Design Interview: Drew Davies

Heartland Healing

Biophobia: The Global Epidemic

Sustainability Interview: Jane Kleeb

Planet Power

Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and understanding. I owe you all more than I could ever pay back! Since the passing of Sue Moon, you’ve not only made me Nebraska’s best known astrologer — you’ve made me Nebraska’s only known astrologer. From MOJOPO, Servant of the Sun, High Priest of Nature and Guardian of the...

Sports

Accepting the challenge


Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team.

And the task is daunting.

The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr.

How tough? They rank first in the nation in total defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. And they rank third nationally in scoring defense and pass defense.

“Tough” hardly describes their defense. Really, no word does.

Armstrong must deal with it on...

Stay Thirsty My Friends

It gave Frank Zappa a chuckle. Frank’s bodyguard at the time was John Smothers, a very cool black guy with a unique way of looking at things. He was the master of malapropisms, a hoot to listen to. One morning in the studio, struggling to fit a ring on his finger, Smothers looked up and informed Frank, “My body contains water.” We laughed, knowing Smothers meant “retains water.” Like many of his misstatements,...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Nov. 13
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
MidAmerica Center,
1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs
7:30 p.m., $40 - $69
midamerica.centercouncilbluffs.com

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will rock the MidAmerican Center this Wednesday night with their rock-opera inspired spectacle. Drawing from the best of their classic rock fore fathers, The Who, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Pink Floyd, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra merge a...

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Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Nov. 10
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (RCPM) was born out of necessity. Lead singer Clyne and drummer P.H. Naffah were former members of the ’90s alternative band, The Refreshments. There was no way they could stop making music so in 1998, RCPM took its first breath. The band has already landed...

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