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The End of Government

Comic Con Report — Day Three & Four

Theater Cold Cream

Give Gun-Toting Guy a Big Hand

Squeezing dozens of upcoming shows into an 800-word preview of the theater season, like a Thanksgiving feast, provides lots of left-overs to munch here in the weekly Cold Cream.

For example, add this note to our recalling that last season’s Blue Barn offering of the Vibrator Play and this year’s stunning August: Osage County both grew out of staged readings in the Omaha Community Playhouse 21 & Over series. Come...

News You Can Use

From too much healthcare to careless docs, some of these recent news stories are worth review.

First do no harm. Ah, yes. If only American medicine would live by that credo then maybe so many wouldn’t die by its hand. Probably the best description of medical care you shouldn’t get is any kind that is a) unnecessary in the first place; b) does harm even when it’s a success or c) the bad outweighs the good. But...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

<p>  Art by Colin C. Smith.</p> Pick:  Fresh Gunk: New Work by Colin C. Smith

Fresh Gunk: New Work by Colin C. Smith
September 7
Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St.
Reception 6-8pm, exhibition thru Sept. 30
Modernartsmidtown.com, 502.8737

“Fresh Gunk” introduces viewers with Colin Smith’s recently produced brightly colored graphic paintings and sculptures on display thru September at Modern Arts Midtown. His challenging, spatial works are known for their combination of minimalism and...

Sports

They’re Back

As it usually does in soccer, Creighton’s 2011 men’s soccer season came down to inches. The Jays were one game away, a few penalty kicks actually, from playing for a national title in coach Elmar Bolowich’s first season when Charlotte crashed the party. The 49ers outlasted Creighton, robbing college soccer fans of the match-up everybody waned to see. Bolowich didn’t get to face North Carolina, the powerhouse...

Great Expectations

Two seasons ago, Alonzo Whaley found himself in the starting lineup at weakside linebacker for the Nebraska football team’s opener against Western Kentucky.

“Found” might seem a curious choice, but consider the situation. “I got thrown into that,” Whaley said, looking back. “It wasn’t the fact that, ‘Oh, he earned it, so he’s going to play.’ ”

Two days before the game, sophomore Will Compton, who had earned...

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