“Lego Batman Movie” rides predecessor’s success

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR Is the world asking for more superhero movies? The annual box office would argue audiences can’t get enough of the genre. But are...

‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ powerful and captivating

"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is shocking, captivating, and at times confusing. The entire movie is comprised of snippets of time: past, present and future. The primary way to keep the timing straight is by the length of Eva's (Tilda Swinton) hair. The film is shot through the eyes of Eva, a mother struggling to raise her wicked son, Kevin. She has a husband, Franklin (John C. Reilly), who is clueless to Kevin's behaviors. Franklin thinks his family is normal, and he's always trying to be positive and cheerful. Eva also has a young daughter, Celia.

Patricia Smith, acclaimed poet, featured artist for the Nebraska Writer’s Collective


She's been called "a testament to the power of words to change lives." She's won a long list of awards, including the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets for her book of poetry, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012) and was a National Book Award finalist for Blood Dazzler (2008). Now, she's coming to Omaha on Nov. 16th.

Evan Wecksell entertains UNO with comedic songs

With guitar in hand, comedic musician Evan Wecksell performed to an enthusiastic crowd Oct. 24 in the Nebraska room at the Milo Bail Student Center.

Wecksell has appeared on VH1's "I Love the 70s: Volume 2," "I Love the 80s: 3-D" and "I Love Toys." He has also been an extra on the successful TV show "Glee." Wecksell has released both live and studio albums, "LOL" and "Live at the Bitter End."

Ugly Duck Ramen offers relaxation

Jeff Turner A&E EDITOR Ugly Duck Ramen provides a small, intimate setting offering distinctive, gourmet dishes and craft beverages with true depth. The service is wonderful,...

Art project promotes discussion of prejudice

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor Omaha is not known as a melting pot. While the city does not lack differences in race, religion or sexual...

UNO Department of Theatre Presents “The Cripple of Inishmaan”

A dark comedy about hope and perseverance. A portrayal of a man with a lackluster life, fighting for a purpose. 

Punk rock band Blink 182 releases highly anticipated new EP

Dec. 18 Blink 182 released a new EP titled "Dogs Eating Dogs."