Paranormal Puppet

There is a rich tradition of unlikely vampire slayers. Think valley girl Buffy — as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer — or lord and savior Jesus Christ — as in the horror/musical/comedy Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Writer Van Jensen, a native Nebraskan and 2004 UNL grad, and artist Dusty Higgins thought that Pinocchio — as in the puppet who wishes to be a real boy — seemed an obvious choice. The two wrote...

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Another Black Celebration

by April Christenson Paint your fingernails black and line your lips in onyx because it’s almost time for the return of the Something Wicked Goth Ball. The seventh annual goth ball will be Friday, Oct. 29, at Sokol Auditorium. The event (aptly titley this year as “Suck It!”) will feature music from And Collapse and Cloven Path as well as performances by DJs W.E.R.D., Emy and others. There will be...

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Style Savvy: Fashion Commentary

The fashion world has a timeline littered with failed trends. I don’t know how these trends start, but I do know they burst onto the scene in a manner best described as all-consuming. I’m still trying to forget, for example, the regrettable side ponytail and platform sneaker craze (think Baby Spice a la Spice World) that reared its ugly head when I was in middle school. These trends fizzle and become fashion...

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Make Me Laugh

Author David Sedaris turns the page David Sedaris might well be the most patient man on earth. The bestselling author whose frequently hilarious and often insightful stories, about everything from an ex-patriot living in France to watching the housekeeping habits of a spider, have entertained millions in print and on NPR. His appearances frequently sell out and his signings are packed. Yet Sedaris is exceedingly...

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Unpopular Opinion

Bill Maher gets real Acerbic television host and political comic Bill Maher views the 60-70 stand-up gigs he does each year as opportunities to connect with the American gestalt. His Oct. 24 Omaha Music Hall show will be among them. “When I go out into America I can really get a feel for what this country is all about. I especially love going to places I’ve never been before, and I don’t think I’ve ever...

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Booked

The big book news this week is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village Tuesday, Oct. 26. She’ll be there to sign her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family before speaking at the Ambassador of Hope gala that evening. The book is light on her time in the Bush administration; focusing on her upbringing in the...

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com(e).passion by The Epicene Furies

Oct. 23 com(e).passion by The Epicene Furies New BLK, 1213 Jones St. 8 p.m., $10 suggested donation aetherplough.com, 319.5990 If you remember Alexander Payne’s superb debut Citizen Ruth, you’ll recall the scene with the circus of pro-life and pro-choice protesters outside the abortion clinic, all in a dither over the fate of Ruth Stoops’ unborn child. While the divided horde hollers at one another, Ruth...

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<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

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