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Posted February 24, 2016in Cover Story

The Great Ex-cape

In 2006, producer/director Bryan Singer made what might well be regarded as the most successful flop in Hollywood history in “Superman Returns.” Filmed for nearly a year on location in [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Film Review

Desperately seeking Jesus

Religious films are surprisingly difficult to pull off. For starters, centering a film on a religious story will most likely turn off a segment of the secular audience. Aside from [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers…

Paid on Jan. 15-29, 2016 Amount: $335,910.08 To: MidAmerican Energy For: Bills for various campuses Amount: $152,950 To: Wolin and Associates Inc. For: Central Academy boiler replace Amount: $3,300 To: [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in The Sound

From Omaha to the world

Matt Whipkey is a product of the Omaha sound. Growing up in the city, Whipkey cut his teeth on music from other Omaha guys like Conor Oberst. Then, when he [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Tech Talk

Will Yahoo! firesale Tumblr?

Going-out-of-business sales are a bargain shopper’s dream. If you’ve done your homework and strike at just the right time, a penny-pincher can walk away with deals that are absolute steals. [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind

Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo was arrested Feb. 13 for driving under the influence. Keo, 28, was reportedly booked at 2:19 a.m. by Idaho State Police but was released on [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Sound Check

Last in Line “Heavy Crown” Frontiers Records There are, ultimately, two criteria that factor into what makes an album “good” from a commercial standpoint. The first is “is the music [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in On The Tube

Midseason report

You’re probably watching few, if any, Big Four (ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC) network shows via live broadcast anymore. Hell, you’re probably not even watching on an actual [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in Art News

The enduring and the ephemeral

Two exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center demonstrate polar qualities of art — the enduring and the ephemeral. “Arts & Letters,” through May 1 in the Anna Meredith Gallery, [...]

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