The hell of the north

There is something like it in every sport. An event so rich in history and tradition, that it eventually becomes a legend of its own. It might not be the most glamorous or even the most important, but it is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious. For many sports, the rivalry games represent this. But… Continue reading

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Soundcloud Spotlight: Monster Mixtape – Future

Future, a relatively new artist, has made a very strong impression on rap music. He released a series of relatively successful series of mixtapes at the beginning of his career, and also released two studio albums, both met with critical acclaim. His latest project, “Monster”, dropped on October 28. At first listen, it sounds exactly… Continue reading

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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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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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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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Interview with Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Sean Bonnette

When Andrew Jackson Jihad (formed in 2004 by core members Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty) first rose to prominence, they did so on the strength of a very specific style: frenetic acoustic instruments, yelping vocals, and scathing and satirical lyrics. This style was often referred to as "folk-punk" by music critics. Earlier this year, Andrew… Continue reading

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Local Hot Spots | Summer 2014

[title size="1 to 6" style="options: default, sidebar"]MAHA Music Festival[/title] Aug. 16 Aksarben Village, Omaha $50 Maha is considered an indie rock music festival and this year it delivers with headliners Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and the Heart and Local Natives. The day-long event in Stinson Park is more than a music festival. Maha… Continue reading