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‘Chappie’ can’t figure out what it wants to be

Director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene in 2009 with “District 9,” a geek-baiting sci-fi apartheid metaphor about aliens who were trapped, sequestered and suppress ...

Lincoln Chronicles for the week of March 5

Lincoln Chronicles   1 YEAR AGO March 6, 2014 – New downtown housing seeks approval – Lincoln may soon get a new housing development that&rs ...

Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

‘Focus’ brings Will Smith back into the limelight

For a long window in the late 20th century, Will Smith was easily the biggest movie star on the planet, capable of turning anything he touched into a major attraction. But by the ...

Should cyclists be required to wear a helmet?

Sen. Carol Liu, who has been an advocate for bicycle safety, has proposed a law that would make it mandatory for all adults to wear helmets while riding a bike.  Here&r ...

Out of the Classroom, Part One

When you're a teacher, you can count on being rendered speechless once in a while.  My most memorable speechless moment happened when I was teaching third-grade in ...

A big band event

 We were proud to be in the two Lincoln school bands. Mr. Hall was our band leader and most of us had known him since he first started us on our instruments way back in gramm ...

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ darker and not as funny as the original

The original “Hot Tub Time Machine” was a moderately funny picture that made no bones about riding the comedic coattails of its ludicrous high concept. The John Cusack ...

Help the airport increase its economic capabilities

Since moving to Lincoln six years ago, I’ve considered the Lincoln Regional Airport a gold mine waiting to be discovered. The airport located on the western side of Lincoln ...

Gladding Road-Wise Road-Lincoln Boulevard Loop

We start our ride at the McBean Park Pavilion. Today, the ride will take us into northern rural Lincoln over flat terrain. Do your routine check of your bike and be sure you have a ...