In 2001, Raws Schlesinger, a metal and punk drummer in Lincoln, Nebraska, embraced his leather-clad dance-music heart and founded Plack Blague—an industrial electronica project intended to unleash the rowdy gay headbanger inside every hard rocker. The project was initially something of a goof, but the audience for loud sexy gay disco proved to be bigger […]
The Royal Flairs got started in Council Bluffs, Iowa, moved to Chicago in 1965, and split up after their front man was shot protecting a go-go dancer.
Underrated young rapper Charlie Curtis-Beard drops his ambitious second album, LGBTQ prisoner-advocate group Black and Pink throws a benefit show at Elastic, and more.
Unions give conservative billionaire Ricketts the willies.
The heartland is a fictional notion of a midwest without cities, black people, and immigrants.
Illinois should consider a trade with Nebraska: our struggling Republican governor for theirs.
A listicle of what some might consider “midwestern food”
While social service programs and education throughout the state get cut, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner forks over as much as $1.26 million in tax credits to poach ConAgra from Omaha.
From the death penalty to Wrigley rooftops, the Rickettses are active on many fronts
Blood Ties and Gambit: two genre films from the “disappearing middle” of American cinema
Comparing ironic depictions of cutting-edge stereo equipment at the Museum of Contemporary Art and in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska
Oscar stiffs the Coen brothers’ comedy about Greenwich Village folkies; plus a rundown of the rest of the nominees.
Alexander Payne’s Nebraska trails father-and-son losers on the road to Lincoln.
. . . at an in-store at Permanent and a DIY loft space
Today’s featured poster was designed by Nebraska-based artist Eric Nyffeler.