Unexpected death of Omaha artist, professor Wanda Ewing, 43, shocks UNO
“Her death is definitely a great loss to our department and definitely a great loss to our students. She was a role model for a lot of students,” said UNO colleague Avery Mazor.
Neutral Milk Hotel coming to Omaha next year
Indie rock fans rejoiced at the news that Neutral Milk Hotel will come to Omaha in the spring.
West Omaha bar and music venue to close before new year
The Lauter Tun will be closing its doors at the end of the month.
Omaha native, 27, has sold 4 scripts in Hollywood, all of them pretty awesome-sounding
In an industry that makes it notoriously difficult, if not perilous, to feel like you've made it, screenwriter Ian Fried appears at least to have hit a turning point.
'Scary Stories' and 18 other things that freaked out '90s kids
Nineties pop culture actually had a lot of stuff like the “Scary Stories” books, glimpses of terror you wanted (needed) to look away from but couldn't. These are the traumatizing images, sounds and moments from which '90s kids are still trying to recover.
A humongous list of area holiday events
Santa's schedule? Holiday Lights Festival? Library events? It's all in our holiday roundup.
Ralston man enjoys being famous robot
Tom Headley grew up watching the "Transformers" cartoon. Now he and his friends spend their time being the alien robots in his intricately designed costumes.
Check out this funny, somewhat perverse Omaha submission for the Doritos Super Bowl ad contest
Each year, Doritos holds its Crash The Super Bowl contest, inviting filmmakers from all over the world to make the best Doritos commercial.
Omaha's newest brewery opens this week
Old Market's newest brewery Borgata Brewery and Distillery will open its doors to the public this week.
Hansen: Omaha's best bargain shopper and the 100th pair of $1 shoes
Veronika Leonard has missed exactly two Sunday dollar sales at Scout Dry Goods & Trade since moving to Omaha in 2009. At secondhand shopping, she's second to none.
Eleanor Parker, who played scheming baroness in 'Sound of Music,' dies at 91
Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's “The Sound of Music,” in which she played the scheming baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.
Oscar race: Who are the early front-runners?
Award season will hit fast forward this week with the unveiling of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday, followed closely by the Golden Globe nominations Thursday.
Where to caffeinate in Omaha: our map of coffee shops
Omaha has a lot of great local coffee shops. A lot. We've attempted to round them all up into one map/list.
Review: Thumbs up for 'Narnia' musical at Rose
Engaging leads, strong staging and a couple of emotional ballads make the Rose's production of “Narnia” more than watchable. Add a ballet-inspired featured dancer and strong design work on scenery, lighting and costumes, and a thumbs up is an easy call.
Dining review: New Charleston's matches tempo of old
Restaurant's second location doesn't miss a beat with its classic dishes
Yes, the Dundee Theatre will open again but not for a while
Fans of the Dundee Theatre, Omaha's only remaining single-screen movie outlet, will have to wait a little longer for its reopening.
Listen to last month's delightful Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and Will Forte Omaha event
A few weeks ago, "Nebraska" director and cast Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb joined Kurt Andersen for a conversation at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
6 singer-turned-actor performances that were arguably worse than Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' fiasco
She's certainly not the first or worst example of a singer trying to be an actor. For every "8 Mile" Eminem and "Moonstruck" Cher, there are a dozen botched career transplants.
The faces of record owners
For them, an LP evokes memories and offers an experience that digital music never will.
Movie review: 'Out of the Furnace'
“Out of the Furnace” is one of those movies that put a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach within the first 15 minutes, then takes its main characters on a trajectory that keeps you worrying about them and squirming over the decisions they're making. The sky just keeps getting darker.
Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' gives economic boost to Nebraska
The majority of the film was shot on location in or around Plainview, Stanton, Elgin, Tilden, Osmond, Hooper, Lyons and Lincoln.
Blue Planet Natural Grill to close its doors
Blue Planet Natural Grill is closing its doors and focusing on a new line of retail products.
A list of even more holiday entertainment
Revel in the spirit with these holiday happenings.
Benson coffee shop to hold grand opening this weekend
The shop, which shares its space with the 402 Arts Collective, will celebrate with face painting and balloon animals for kids, a performance from the Omaha Street Beats, Chemex coffee demonstrations and samples.
'Christmas in the Village' extends along 24th, Lake Saturday
The third annual Christmas in the Village will be held Saturday afternoon along the 24th and Lake Streets corridor.
The 15 best indie rock Christmas songs
This Christmas, rock these 15 tunes, the best indie-styled Xmas songs around at your party. Or better yet, commandeer the stereo at the family gathering this year and introduce everyone to something new.
Shop Local Gift Guide, Part 1
Gift ideas from Omaha shops.