Tag: Arts and Culture



Carson Center Aims to Shape Future of Media Arts

Utah has Sundance. Nevada has Burning Man. The French Riviera has Cannes. Nebraska’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts aims to make the state the next hot destination for media artists. The new program will welcome its first students in fall 2019. “The challenge is to create something completely unique for the 21st century. […]

Tool Identifies Traits of Literary Blockbusters

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — W. Somerset Maugham, novelist and playwright The popular early 20th-century novelist made this remark long before anyone could imagine programming a room-sized computer to “read” thousands of books and analyze their traits using artificial intelligence. But that’s just what Nebraska […]

Showing Impact of Whiteclay Alcohol Sales

Chris Bowling recalls his first visit to Whiteclay, Nebraska. The senior Nebraska journalism student knew the town’s dark backstory. The 12-person village, dubbed the “skid row of the Plains,” neighbors South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where rates of poverty, domestic violence, murder, suicide and birth defects are among the nation’s highest. Whiteclay’s four liquor […]

Reaching Across Nebraska Through Art

For artist Karen Kunc, moving to a rural acreage – with its 30-mile commute to her Lincoln studio – created an intimacy with the land and seasons that inspires her artwork. “I love the graphic nature of our landscape here,” said Kunc, Willa Cather Professor of Art. Internationally renowned for her abstract woodblock prints, Kunc’s […]