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Doctor Mysterian

The Future is Babble

Heartland Healing

Red Meat Roulette

Heartland Healing

Watermelon, Man

Doctor Mysterian

The End of Government

Comic Con Report — Day Three & Four

Humor

Kevin Nealon (funny dude)

I will always remember Kevin Nealon as the tall, straight-faced and wry character on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s. Perhaps he’s better known these days as the loveable, dopey dope-smoker Doug Wilson on Showtime’s hit series Weeds, but his straight-laced voice and comic absurdity will always remind me of late night pizza, belly-laughs and Subliminal Man (one of his hit...

Theater Cold Cream

If world goes “Boom!,” say yes to Shrek

boom with a small b at the Playhouse Thursday? Yes. The Bad Seed with a good cast at the Circle Theatre Friday? Yes. Chanticleer’s fund-raising cabaret in CB Saturday? Yes. A Bright New Boise at the Playhouse Monday? Yes.

Shrek the Musical at the Orpheum Tuesday? “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.” The first four affirmatives were mine, but the next five are in quotation marks because they erupted excitedly from my...

New Home for the Lancers

The Omaha Lancers got off to a slow start to the 2012-13 season, going 1-5 in the team’s first six games but that record comes with a caveat: The Lancers have yet to play a home game.

That changes on Oct. 26 when the Lancers host conference and in-state rival the Tri-City Storm at 7:05 p.m. in the first sporting event at the brand new Ralston Arena. The new facility, which will also host UNO basketball and Omaha...

God Didn’t Make the World

[Part two of a two-part column. Part one is viewable at ]http://www.thereader.com]

Years back, during my record-producing days in Los Angeles, I experienced a particularly rewarding morning. I arrived early for an all-day session at Westlake Audio’s Studio C on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Studio C has seen the creation of any number of hugely successful records. At the time, it was also being used by...

The Little Details

The University of Nebraska at Omaha ice hockey team has been here before.  Two years ago, in the Mavericks debut season in the ultra-tough Western Collegiate Hockey Conference, the puck pundits picked UNO to finish eighth in the 12-team league. The Mavs went on to win 21-games that season, finish a school-best third in the WCHA, and took traditional power Michigan to the wire in the NCAA Tournament.

This year...

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