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Doctor Mysterian

Waterworld

Umar Johnson

Heartland Healing

Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Visual Art Pick

“We All Live In a Yellow Submarine”

Visual Art Pick

NElovePS

Heartland Healing

Turn Out the Lights, or the Party’s Over

Lists are popular this time of year. Let’s persist. One thing prompted consideration of the types of pollution we endure as we traipse through our ecosystem. Even deniers claiming that climate change isn’t anthropogenic still endorse the scatological maxim: “Don’t shit where you eat.” Polluting is just that and we’ve been overachieving in the past hundred years or so. Here’s a list worth changing in 2014. Some may...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession

SUNDAY 12
Jan, 12
OUT OF CONTROL: Madness, Passion, and Obsession
Omaha Symphony's Symphony Joslyn
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
2200 Dodge St.
2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30
http://www.omahasymphony.org

Resident conductor Ernest Richardson has ultimate control over this provocative, stirring musical collage. It surges forward with Bernard Herrmann’s music for Alfred Hitchcock’s film of terror Psycho...

News of the Weird: Annals of Science

America’s foremost advocate for frontal lobotomies as “treatment” for mental disorder, the late Dr. Walter Freeman, performed an estimated 3,500 lobotomies during the 1940s and 1950s before opposition finally solidified against him, according to a December 2013 investigation by The Wall Street Journal. At the peak of his influence, he was so confident that he demonstrated the procedure to skeptics by hammering an...

Heartland Healing

What’s in Store for Two-Oh-One-Four

Glow, little glowworm. Ft. Calhoun nuclear reactor turned 40 in August of 2013. Plagued by a plethora of dangerous malfunctions, it looked like it might not see 41. The nuclear pile went to operational criticality at 5:47 p.m. on August 5, 1973, making it one of the oldest plants in the world and incorporates the same antiquated design as the melted down reactor at Fukushima, Japan. Ft. Calhoun shut down in 2011....

News of the Weird: Nuclear Tractor Pull

 

Edward Teller, the famous theoretical physicist known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb” for his work on the World War II-era Manhattan Project, died in 2003, but his daughter Rene told The Free Press of Kinston, N.C., in November that she had recently discovered two of her father’s precious mementos at a thrift shop near Kinston during a road trip to visit relatives. “(Father’s) work was so demanding” she...

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