Artists dig into details of art in the public sphere

The works of Hesse mcgraw and Dustin Bushon are completely diferent entities, but the themes they explore are quite similar: How public art shapes space. Speaking to a crowded gallery room on Jan. 23 as part of the College of Fine Arts and Media's Masters and Music speaker series, the two artists shared their views on what they do.


‘The Odd Couple’ reminds us to laugh

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple had its opening night at the Omaha Community Playhouse on Jan. 21.  The Playhouse, a classy and spacious theatre maintained through community donations and staffed by volunteers, was warm with laughter as freezing temperatures kept the city of Omaha stiff outside.


Q-and-A with local band The Answer Team

The Gateway chatted with local band The Answer Team about who they are, where they've been, their times at UNO and plans for their next big album.


Cursive’s Domestica and Mama, I’m Swollen

With the hopeless, hauntingly introspective lyrics of Tim Kasher and a slew of almost always cataclysmic melodies, Omaha's own Cursive has a dexterous ability to depress the happy-go-luckiest fellows, make the most virtuous of men question their beliefs, and break down the most perfect of relationships to a web of lies and boredom.


Black Swan: A future American classic

Any film fan worth their salt can usually predict who's going to be nominated for the major award shows. This year is no different, and although it usually leads to some epic battles, one thing most people can agree on is that when the nominees are announced later this month, the best actress category will probably sound a little like this: "And the nominees are...Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman and Natalie Portman."


Department of Music has busy weeks ahead

UNO's Department of Music will be quite busy in upcoming weeks with two very

important events.


Cursive rocks the Waiting Room

It's been 10 years since Omaha based band Cursive released their highly-acclaimed album "Domestica," and the foursome is still going strong today.


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.