‘Illuminations’ – a light from a higher window

Last Monday morning saw two hours of sleep and a big psychology test. All of these stresses suddenly seemed distant and unimportant when I ventured out into a mild November morning to buy a copy of Josh Groban's fifth studio album, "Illuminations." 


Racing train brings new hero aboard

Anyone who has seen a movie starring Denzel Washington knows his proven ability to engage his audience and steal their hearts, no matter what character he plays. However, it could catch someone off guard to see that the Oscar award-winner plays a more humble role as Frank Barnes in "Unstoppable" in order to let a new guy get some rave. 


‘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." 

 


‘Deathly Hallows, Part I’: The beginning of the end

The Gateway joined an audience of roughly 400 people for an advance screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" on Monday, Nov. 15 at Rave Motion Pictures Westroads.

If there's one thing that Muggles worldwide can agree on, it's that the latest movie about the Boy Who Lived is the bleakest and most sinister yet.

Whether fans, or merely along for the multi-billion dollar franchise ride, audiences who hit the theaters this weekend to see the first installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be presented with a very different scene than that of the shy young boy in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.


Suuns are a band on the rise

What do they sound like?" is a question often asked when  you tell someone about a new band. Sometimes, one can just say that a band makes rock music. Other times, the answer is more difficult, and we try to compare them to a better-known band. If the band is worth talking about, comparisons are difficult to come by. A band worth taking notice of isn't trying to sound like someone else or copy the latest "in" band. A band worth noticing makes its own sound. 


What Dr. Who taught me about futile dreams

I will never be a 900-year-old Time Lord

Oh, the nature of a futile dream.

Nor will David Tennant or Matt Smith - sorry, I mean "The Doctor"

Ever love me like he loved Rose or Sara Jane.


Time lost

Children overlooked lead overlooked lives.

Their toil to be seen through our eyes.

Why do some forget that time is short.

Each day brings us near the end.

 


Salvation

I wanted to tell the truth; I did it. I am walking to the police station, neither fast nor slow. I look up to the sky and tell myself, "That's right. The innocent will get out of jail."

This might be the third thing that goes right in my life. Of course, one of these things is that I met him. Before I tell this story, I have to draw a picture that reveals a secret.

April 4. I still remember this date. Everything outside was turning green to welcome the nice weather. After finishing the prolonged winter, the world now was full of vigor.