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The Mayor of Everywhere

By now, the sordid rumors that Macaulay Culkin has died have settled like dust to a floor and the internet has moved on to more important things—like Kim Kardashian’s posterior (yawn). Omaha will find out the truth soon enough when Culkin and his band The Pizza Underground make their way onto The Waiting Room stage with longtime friend Har Mar Superstar.

Har Mar, real name Sean Tillman, has been making the trek to...

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Oopsie Genius

I know two things for sure: (1) Birdman aims to relentlessly drive home one singular point, one thoroughly expressed thesis about life and art. (2) It does not succeed. You would think that would make the work of writers Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo and writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu a total misfire. Not so fast, my fine-feathered friends. Despite its lack of clarity, conflicting...

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THREE SIBLINGS YEARN FOR BETTER LIVES NEAR A BIRD-HAUNTED CHERRY ORCHARD

SNAP Productions presents Christopher Durang’s Anton Chekhov-spin-off Vanya and  Sonia and Masha and Spike. Given the play’s reputation, that makes a lot of sense. After a 2012 debut off-Broadway, it had major commercial success during its 2013 five-month run on Broadway and won a Tony for best play plus several other significant awards. Nonetheless, this production makes clear noticeable flaws. Perhaps the talents...

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Manhattan in NoDo: The Film Streams Community

It was my intention to write a sort of review or report on Feature VI, the annual fund-raiser program by Film Streams that happened Monday night at the Holland Performing Arts Center. I'd even brought a small notebook about the size of a moleskin and a pen to jot down particularly clever, pithy or ingenious comments from the night's special guests, directors Alexander Payne and David O. Russell. 

But after the...

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