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‘Just Feels Like Summer’

Arts

Brilliant nastiness takes over a tight arena

Music

Deep Blues

Arts

‘Woolf’ is a Beast of a Challenge

Music

Bloodcow Party Bus

Arts

‘Art in Motion:’

Music

Bang, boom, swoosh.

Dining Section

Salute To Summer Festival And A Kegger For A Cause

Specials

Forgiveness Heals

Specials

A horse with no name

Arts

Brilliant nastiness takes over a tight arena.

The minute you sit on the periphery of Jim Othuse’s well-furnished, substantial-looking living room at Community Playhouse’s Howard Drew Theatre you know that there’s a kind of truth to be witnessed.  What lies ahead are circa three hours of dynamic,compelling life made vivid and real by a fine quartet of Omaha actors.

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? takes over the stage, grabbing your attention....

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Nothing Beneath

The Surface is a frustratingly difficult film to discuss because it revolves around mysteries so plainly obvious that I’m not sure what I can and can’t tell you without ruining the, um…surprises? The story follows two strangers suddenly trapped together on a sinking boat in the middle of Lake Michigan. I never doubted their reasons for being on the boat, and didn’t realize I was even supposed to until they started...

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Cutting Room for May 15

I get to be James Bond. That’s the deal. They named the next Spider-Man actor and, go figure, it’s another British dude. Asa Butterfield will be your new, very young, Spidey. He follows Andrew Garfield, also a Brit. Superman? Played by an English bloke. Christian Bale was Batman for ages there. It’s not fair. Turnabout is only fair play. So either you make me James Bond or you make Felicia Day the Doctor in “Doctor...

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Men Ruin Everything

I don’t want to review Mad Max: Fury Road. I want to write love letters to it or draw it like one of those French girls. If I could find the right keystroke combination, this review would just be one long onomatopoetic recreation of the feral roar of approval bellowed from deep within my bosom as the credits rolled. They’ve called it a “game-changer,” a “masterpiece” and a “work of genius,” but none of those capture...

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All Refrain

Fact: It’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Fact: It’s harder to make someone laugh a second time than the first. Conclusion: Comedy sequels are the hardest sequels to make satisfying.

Pitch Perfect was a comedy ninja, stealthily stepping from shadows to chuck a throwing star of hilarity into the funny bone of unsuspecting viewers. But Pitch Perfect 2 is an encore performed before a ravenously loyal crowd...

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