An illustrious display of diverse art at Bemis Center

Even Friday evening's cold weather couldn't stop the crowd from gravitating to the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.


Tron Legacy: A 3D experience that delivers

Before there was The Matrix, there was Tron. If you grew up in the 1980's, you probably remember Tron – a quirky little Disney flick about programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) who tries to hack into his company's mainframe, gets "digitized" and finds himself transferred into a world inside the computer.


Bemis Center to open three new exhibits

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts at 724 S. 12 St. will open three exhibits this weekend, the first to open at the gallery this year.


Eleven movies to look for in 2011

Only a few weeks into the new year, there is still promise that 2011 may be an excellent year for movies. Here is a list of 11 movies coming this year that are making news.


May the Source be with You

Back in September I wrote about my plan to switch from Windows to Linux. Part of what prompted me to make such a drastic change was the need to stretch my education budget. Cutting myself loose from proprietary software and migrating to open source seemed like a good way to do it. Three months later, I'm still using Ubuntu and I'm quite happy about it. In fact, I've installed it on three of five of my computers at home – one of them is an old Mac Mini that needed a makeover.  


An eye-opening look at Anime NebrasKon

Otaku. According to Merriam Webster, this word does not exist. According to other sites, however, it is a Japanese word is used to describe someone who is obsessed with Anime (Japanese animation), Manga (Japanese cartoons)  and video games. Many of us never give this type of culture a good look, but it might be worth looking into. 


‘Carol’ cast, crew keep tradition alive

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days in the United States each year and also an overwhelming reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. Another annual event that marks the beginning of the holiday season is the Omaha Community Playhouse's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." 

 


Bruno Mars brings class back to music

Bruno Mars has said in interviews that from a young age he was exposed to a variety of music including reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B. He began impersonating and performing songs by Michael Jackson, Elvis and The Temptations. It's these artists' influence that listeners can hear the most of in Mars' debut fulllength album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans.'