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Duh!

Visual Arts Feature

P Payne’s film about miniaturized human life tackles big themes

The high concept behind Alexander Payne's soon to shoot new feature, Downsizing, unfolds in a near future world where humans can opt to be miniaturized. Everything about the story, from the title to the characters to the plot-lines, gives Payne and co-scriptwriter Jim Taylor ample metaphorical opportunities. 

The $76 million budgeted Paramount picture starring Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris,...

Visual Arts Feature

Ff Omaha Film Festival adds spotlight on Nebraska films

It used to be conversations about local filmmakers doing relevant work here began and ended with Alexander Payne and Nik Fackler. That's changing now and the March 8-13 Omaha Film Festival (OFF) is evidence of it.

The 11-year-old fest, back for the third year at Marcus Village Pointe Cinema, is programming more selections with local ties courtesy its new Nebraska Spotlight lineup of feature-length narrative and...

Doctor Mysterian

The real future of fake sports

Sports will be very different in the future. There will be two professional sports worlds, the real world and the virtual. Popular games will continue to be played by live athletes before live audiences, but that audience will dwindle.

Instead, there will be a large selection of simulated games, produced by computers that put actual historical athletes into the game with each other. These virtual games will...

Heartland Healing

2016.03.01 bacteria-2 Gut Punch

One of my favorite moments from just a couple years ago was when a local med school student called in to a radio show I was guesting on. The show’s hosts, Dr. Shawn Schmidt and the late Don Vassos, and I were discussing real food and the role of digestion in health. Shortly before they opened the phones up for listener questions and comments, I offered the fact that non-human cells in our body outnumber the human...

Over The Edge

Kingdonald The King of America

When I wrote a column late last year saying you'd all be sorry when Donald Trump was out of the 2016 presidential picture, I figured he'd be long gone by now. And yet, as of this writing -- the morning after he strongly won the South Carolina Republican primary -- he's still very much in the race.  

Not so John Ellis Bush, who was pounded so badly in the primary it left him stuttering behind a microphone thanking...

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