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." 

 


Girl Talk kicks off tour at UNO

The Sokol Auditorium was packed to the max on Friday night as a sold-out crowd jumped, bumped and cheered to the mashup magic of Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, during the first stop of his fresh 40-city North American tour.


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.'


Trans-Siberian Orchestra rocks Mid-America Center

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - For a holiday as over-commercialized and drawn out as Christmas, people can grow tired easily, bored and cynical about the annual celebration. Green and red become cliché.  Aside from the true meaning of the holidays, the spirit of celebration can become stale, old and predictable for those who crave variety and unorthodox stimulation.


Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria not an average pizza joint

It takes just the right combination to appeal to people with both eclectic and particular tastes. Such people are regulars at the shops and restaurants in historic Dundee, enjoying both the delightful atmosphere of the area and the abundance of locally owned businesses. The newest kid on this historic block is Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria.


Leaving Hogwarts behind

WATFORD, England - There was a break in the action - the cast and crew of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were milling about waiting for the next set-up on a summer day here in 2009 - and Daniel Radcliffe sat back in his seat and admired the life of a fugitive.