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Comic Con Report — Day Three & Four

More Prairie, Less Pizzazz

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Marcella Marathon Reading

Oct. 6
Marcella Marathon Reading
Benson Branch Library, 6015 Binney Street
1-6 pm, more information at http://www.facebook.com/events/343920705696714/

Marcella was the revolutionary novel written in 1973 about a young Kansas girl’s emotional transition into womanhood during World War II. The work was groundbreaking because it was the first English-written novel to use female autoeroticism as its core theme....

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Hospitality

October 3
Hospitality w/ TEEN
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Hospitality play an unassuming set of sturdy, guitar-centered indie rock, fronted by the cheerful yawp of singer/guitarist Amber Papini. The band is firmly entrenched in the art and practice of writing pop songs, highlighted by tracks like "Friends of Friends" and "The Right Profession" off their...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: The Wombats

Sept. 27
The Wombats w/ Morning Parade and The Royal Concept
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

In a recent history of exurbent, punchy British rock bands, the Wombats jumped forth in the near immediate wake of acts like the Kaiser Chiefs, the Kooks and the Arctic Monkeys with their own spirited guitar pop. The band bears the sort of Blur and the...

CFLs: When a Green Light Means Stop

The Feds have backed off a little on the mandate that would have made the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb a thing of the past. In 2007, Congress passed a law that would have taken regular light bulbs out of the marketplace by now. But last year, Congress didn’t repeal the law. They did the next best thing: They defunded it. By removing funding to enforce the law that would have banned regular 100-watt bulbs,...

Theater Cold Cream

Add Delaney and Leanne to Star List

I’m not pleading for a flop, but it could get ho-hum around here if this parade of powerhouse women’s role keeps coming. I’ve seen three plays so far this season and all three featured female triumphs.

It started with Susie Baer Collins as Violet Weston topping the dream team that made August: Osage County a monster hit at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Who could match that role of a lifetime?

Then, just last...

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