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Heartland Healing

Biophobia: The Global Epidemic

Natural Companions for Summer Fun

After a tenacious winter and tedious spring we’ve entered the Dog Days of summer, so named because Sirius, the dog star, reappears in the eastern sky during late summer. Ancient Romans credited Sirius with the heat of July and August. For modern Americans, the warmer days mean vacations, gardening, weekend outings take us into the grand embrace of nature. It also means we encounter the full gamut of what nature...

Theater Cold Cream

Anderson’s Frenzy of Fitzgerald

After completing her latest literary festival surrounding Oscar Wilde last summer, Jill Anderson immediately began searching for a focus for her next project. When she saw a trailer for Baz Luhrmann's latest film The Great Gatsby, the answer was easy:

F Scott Fitzgerald and The Jazz Age.

“The Luhrmann thing was really kind of inspiring to me,” Anderson said. “Just seeing that preview last year, seeing the...

New Mirvish feature Between Us a lesson in indie filmmaking

Once dubbed a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, indie filmmaker Dan Mirvish uses his skills as a provocateur and promoter to get his obscure work noticed by the very mainstream whose noses he sometimes tweaks. 

He's in rare company as a Nebraska native feature filmmaker. There's only a handful whose feature work has gotten anything like fairly wide distribution. Joan Micklin Silver is the matriarch....

Funny Guys

Comedy is not a science. It’s an art. The word “comedy” is defined as professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh, or a movie, play or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh. Without comedy, life would be, well, boring. Without laughter, there would be no point in those obnoxious Geico commercials, which attempt to incite a chuckle, and...

Theater Feature

The Indie Band of Omaha Theatre

A group of UNO students wanted to put on a play.

Twenty years ago, Ken Blankenship, Alisha Hanson, Ken Jacobs, and Scott Working were looking for a place to perform Working’s first play V of Geese. He had originally written it for the Circle Diner in Benson (now España). When the Circle was unavailable and with not many options left, Working went into one of his usual hangouts, a cafe on 33rd and California...

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