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Ilgunas Walking the pipeline with Ken Ilgunas

This story of a man’s journey following the once-proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline describes not just the physical journey of Ken Ilgunas, but also the mental journey he went on when he decided to undertake this task.

The idea for this cross-two-countries trek formed while Ilgunas was working as a dishwasher at a camp for oil workers in Alaska. Though it started as a fantastical distraction at the time, it...

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2016.04.26 chakras nipped Chakras

Google Albert Einstein and you’ll draw about 93 million hits. That’s understandable for such a popular intellectual of the early 20th century. Google someone named “Charles W. Leadbeater” and you’ll get some hits; about 92.7 million fewer. Leadbeater would never be trending on Twitter or news on CNN compared to Einstein. Yet, his contributions to the enlightenment of the era were no less significant at the time they...

Phantom2 Anticipation and Appreciation

Much of the excitement in revisiting a great classic like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes from anticipation of the most familiar favorite moments.

But there’s also the hope of new discoveries, something you hadn’t really noticed before that adds to your appreciation of the musical. Both rewards were abundant in the new touring version that continues at the Orpheum Theater thru Sunday, May 1.

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You might expect, given the fame of the film that preceded the play, the most memorable moments in Calendar Girls at the Omaha Community Playhouse to involve the middle-aged ladies undressing for their fund-raising photos.

Instead, the nudity is so discreet that the “no front bottoms” demand by the least shy model (Jessie played by silver-haired Sue Mouttet) could have added “no front tops” and “no behinds.”

If...

Longform-original-31894-1455200712-27 Two to One

When Mondo we Langa died at age 68 in the Nebraska State Penitentiary last month, he’d served 45 years for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. The former David Rice, a poet and artist, was found guilty, along with fellow Black Panther Ed Poindexter, in the 1970 suitcase bomb murder of Omaha police officer Larry Minard. With his reputed accomplice now gone, Poindexter remains in prison, still asserting...

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