Tea Tree

The pungent, stinging stench of tea tree oil diffuses rapidly in the stale air of the cramped apartment. I study the little bits of stray matter highlighted by the ray of sun beaming through the window, imagining them choking and coughing on scent. Is it possible to die from a smell? It's supposed to kill lice with its antibacterial properties; does that go for all insects? I'm going to have to Google that. The steady hiss of the shower abruptly shuts off. I hear whistling and the vinyl snap of the shower curtain being flung open, and then the slap of wet feet hitting the linoleum floor. He must have shoved the bathmat against the door again.


Jack’s Mannequin storms through Omaha

The wooden floor of Sokol Auditorium quaked under dancing feet as Jack's Mannequin took the stage June 20. Eager fans screamed and roared as front man Andrew McMahon stepped into the spotlight, sat down at his piano and spoke into the microphone.


Owl City brings new things with ‘All Things’

Owl City's Adam Young is a native and longtime resident of Minnesota. Two years ago, he was loading trucks in a warehouse. Now he makes a living creating music and traveling the world.

 


Rusted Root releases much anticipated album after 9 year hiatus

For the last 20 years, Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root have gained a huge following with their mix of all different styles of music.

 


‘Super 8’ lacks originality, suspense

"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.

 


UNMC College of Public Health features diverse students, projects

For many Omahans, living on the brink of the worst flood in decades is a disaster waiting to happen. For the students and faculty in UNMC's College of Public Health, it's an opportunity to help the community.

 


Poverty, policy causing food deserts

Community speakers tackled the topic of unaffordable healthy foods in a June 15 forum in the CPACS Building.

 


Kris Lager Band wows Waiting Room

The music was groovy and the crowd was alive with energy on May 28 at Waiting Room Lounge. Although minors needed permission slips to enter, the show was open to all ages and featured three of Omaha's local bands.