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Dear White People | Film Review

Fresh from the Sundance Film Festival, director Justin Simien’s feature debut, “Dear White People,” details the diversity woes of fictional Ivy League institution Winchester University. The film intersects multiple storylines all culminating in a near disastrous riot over a racist party whose invitations encouraged their white guests to “unleash their inner Negro.” The main catalyst… Continue reading

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‘Nightcrawler’ Shines Through Suspense

Nightcrawler is a beautifully shot look at one of the darker sides of the entertainment industry. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a titular nightcrawler, someone who records gritty crime, death and accidents for a local news station. Gyllenhaal turns in a brilliant, potentially Oscar-nomination-worthy, performance as an ambitious sociopath that will do almost anything to… Continue reading

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Content Nausea by Parkay Quarts

Following June’s critically acclaimed ‘Sunbathing Animal,’ the Brooklyn-based Parquet Courts surprised fans with their second release of the year, “Content Nausea.” Like last year’s EP ‘Tally All the Things That You Broke,’ the album is credited to the their alternate, phonetic moniker Parkay Quarts. This alternate name implies that listeners will find something a little… Continue reading

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NebrasKon 2014: An Outsider’s Perspective

Let me begin by saying that I would not describe myself as a fan of the phenomenon known as “anime”. Before I went to the ‘Kon, I had no idea what to expect. Of course, I’d seen pictures from various other conventions and had heard a few things from friends who had gone in previous… Continue reading

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Tie Die Your Life: An Interview With Literature

  Literature is a Philadelphia-based jangle-pop outfit consisting of Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Seth Whaland and Chris Schackerman. In 2012, they released their first album “Arab Spring”, and endearingly lo-fi mix of jittery anxiety and sugary pop songcraft.   This year the band returned with their sophomore album “Chorus”, for which they experimented in the… Continue reading

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Performance of Lincoln Calling 2014: Sidewalk Chalk

Lincoln Calling 2014 has come and gone, and what a festival it was. Stellar and unique performances filled every night of the six day music festival, and after the dust has settled from audiences rushing from music venue to music venue, all we have left is to reminisce about how much fun we had and,… Continue reading

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Lincoln Calling Day 3: Universe Contest Photos

Thursday night of Lincoln Calling 2014 saw local favorite Universe Contest take the stage at Duffy's Tavern along with the energetic and manic Gloom Ballon, electro-disco punk talent Hank and Cupcake and Chicago garage rock exports White Mystery. Take a scroll through some of our favorite moments of the night. Gloom Balloon     Hank… Continue reading

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Lincoln Calling Day 1: Homegrown/Found Footage Fest

Homegrown Film Festival Lincoln Calling’s opening event, the Homegrown Film Festival, consists of short films, music videos, and documentaries. This event functions as great exposure for many up and coming Nebraska artists.         The majority of films in the festival were music videos. Many of them were beautifully shot, designed, and directed. “Dirty Clean,” by… Continue reading

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Raw Spaces: An Interview With The Antlers’ Peter Silberman

The Antlers first rose to prominence in 2009, when they received critical acclaim for their masterwork “Hospice”, an emotionally ragged and vulnerable concept album which told the heartbreaking story of a hospice worker falling in love with a terminal patient. Earlier this year, the band released their fifth studio album, “Familiars”. On “Familiars”, Silberman’s voice… Continue reading