“Strike a Match, Burn Your House Down”

Captive State (2019), dir. Rupert Wyatt By Taylor Thornburg In 2019’s Captive State, rebels lead an insurgency on Earth after an alien species invades the planet and wrests control of the human race from the world’s governments.  Captive State stars the ubiquitous John Goodman playing against the protagonist Ashton Sanders, principally known for his role in 2016’s Moonlight.  Rupert Wyatt directs following 2014’s The Gambler … Continue reading “Strike a Match, Burn Your House Down”

Queerniverse Burlesque shakes it up on stage

By Arlo Wyatt Queerniverse Burlesque is a local burlesque troupe formed in Omaha. They’re POC-centered, body positive, LGBTQIA+ inclusive, and they’re taking the local performance art scene by storm. “It became a living organism, and it’s been growing and changing, and now our focus is specifically POC, queer, trans, non-binary individuals who want to perform in different mediums – whether that’s performance art, dancing, singing, … Continue reading Queerniverse Burlesque shakes it up on stage

March Madness, For Better or for Worse

A season review with reflection, and a post-season preview for the local basketball programs. By Phil Gillen It happens every year, right after February Fever. Millions of people who paid little to no attention to college basketball for the previous four months suddenly become heavily invested, setting up bracket pools, betting untold amounts of money on game outcomes, and searching hungrily for underdog narratives and … Continue reading March Madness, For Better or for Worse

Last Chance

Continued from “No One Left to Speak Out” and “Last Words” from the December and January issues. By Bao Hu Yi Anthony stared at the package on his coffee table, and wondered exactly how long he’d been staring at it. He checked the time on his phone: it was 12:17 pm. It had probably been about an hour, but he wasn’t sure. He was sitting … Continue reading Last Chance

Targeted harassment and detention of rapper 21 Savage yet another example of ICE abuse

By Phil Gillen   “Been through some things but I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border / Flint still need water / People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers.” Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage added this verse to his performance of hit song “a lot” for the Jan. 29th episode of The Tonight Show, expressing solidarity with immigrants and the residents of Flint, MI. Five … Continue reading Targeted harassment and detention of rapper 21 Savage yet another example of ICE abuse

We Have All The Skills We Need

Feed The People – Lincoln connects working class people to each other By Evan Carlson   On the surface, Feed the People – Lincoln looks like many food distribution programs. Tables of free food, hygiene products, and clothes lining the basement of a church, and people taking what they need. But FTP-L is more than that. When I asked C (a member of the program) … Continue reading We Have All The Skills We Need