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Heartland Healing

Your Tongue Can Save the World


Lit Fest delves into what we fear, how we relate in extremis

Doctor Mysterian

Fire time

Heartland Healing

Flu Shots

Doctor Mysterian

Our zombie tomorrow

Sunburned Eyeballs and Other Cautionary Tales

You don’t have to have a weather app to know it’s been a warm spring and that summer is leering right around the corner. As Earth transits the annual circle of the Sun, our axial tilt leans the Northern Hemisphere more directly into the radiant glow. More than in winter, sunlight comes intensely to us through less atmospheric filtering. Based on what the Mad Men say, Americans will be rushing to slather on...


<p>  Untitled photograph by Monte Kruse.</p> Pick: Monte Kruse EARTH

May 24
Monte Kruse: EARTH
Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, 1042 Howard Street
Reception 7-9pm, exhibit thru July 7

The nude has been a subject in art since the idealized figures of ancient Roman sculpture. Some contemporary artists have taken a more modest and personal approach, accentuating the beauty of the human form in all shapes and sizes. Omaha-based photographer Monte Kruse takes neither and...


The London Diaries

Editor's Note: Our formidable and fabulous Filthy Fashionista (aka Jesica Hill) recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Congrats!) With diploma in hand, FF did what any fashion-forward girl would do — board a plane and head for Europe. (Hello?) Girlfriend will be sharing her anglo experiences for the next few weeks. Following is FF's first installment from the land of Kate Moss:

London is,...

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum exhibits on display in the metro

Three traveling baseball exhibitions on view in the metro this spring chart a history with local overtones and signals a comeback for a local organization. The exhibits are courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Omaha's own Great Plains Black History Museum is presenting the photo shows at family-friendly venues.

The exhibits are happening in the heat of the baseball season, too. The last few weeks of...

Bill Cosby gets serious about education

By now America's accustomed to King of Comedy Bill Cosby turning serious about topics he usually mines humor from. Expressing his celebrity opinions he sometimes touches a nerve, as when he asserted "parenting is not going on" in poor inner city black homes during a 2004 NAACP speech.

The Reader got three doses of Cosby opining before his May 6 Omaha concert. In each he revealed different facets of himself. In a...

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