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Mercury Rising

If you’ve been looking for what chef and entrepreneur Tim Maides has been up to lately, you can find him at the new cocktail and wine bar Mercury. The establishment elevates late night dining, adding a sophisticated flare to your standard pizza and rings. I suggest the flammkuchen, a flambéed tart made of thinly rolled dough, crème fraiche, lardons, and caramelized onions. Stop in tonight for Tiki...

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Dirty Water

Not the Plague of Justinian in the Sixth Century. Nor was it the Cocoliztli Epidemic in the late 1500s. Ebola? Hah! Barely touches it with its 4000 dead. Only the Black Plague of Europe in the 1300s comes close. With fatalities at nearly 100 million, the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 is generally regarded as the worst pandemic in human history. And it took only one year for a hundred million to die.

The Spanish Flu...

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The Joy of Dog Poop

What is there to say? Director Todd Solondz’ Wiener-Dog has arrived at Film Streams, and it’s not the kind of film that you “like” or “dislike.” It’s the kind of film that you just experience. So far, 2016 has been the worst year for new films in my entire life. The copious bad films have been excruciating, and even most of the good films haven’t been that good. I needed a film like Wiener-Dog. I needed a film that...

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Calling Bullsh*t

As another Omaha theater season came to a close, something stood out to the Shelterbelt Theatre’s Artistic Director Beth Thompson;

The lack of strong roles and opportunities for women in Omaha theater.

That’s why Thompson and her artistic team have put together Shattering the Glass: A Celebration of Omaha Women in Theatre. The idea came from a meeting Thompson had with Creighton Professor Dr. Amy Lane where Lane...

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Ten Questions with Frigs

Toronto 4-piece noise punkers Frigs (formerly Dirty Frigs) play a dark, growling, acidic style of indie rock that either chugs angry and hot, or drags lethargically like a Robitussin-fueled nightmare.  On the band’s debut EP, Slush (2016, Arts & Crafts) the fast ones showcase front woman Bri Salmena sounding like a young Shirley Manson or Polly Jean Harvey as the band cranks like the reincarnation of Elastica. On...

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