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Max Sparber
Works at Douglas County Historical Society
Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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Writer
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  • Douglas County Historical Society
    Research Specialist, 2013 - present
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
    Sentior Web Editor, 2009 - present
  • The Omaha Reader
    Editor, designer, columnist, 1996 - present
  • MinnPost
    Arts journalist, 2010 - present
  • City Pages
    Arts writer, 2000 - 2003
  • Minnesota Daily
    Arts editor, 2002 - 2003
  • Pulse of the Twin Cities
    Designer, writer, 2005 - 2006
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN - Los Angeles, California - Omaha, Nebraska - New Orleans, Louisiana - Bath, England
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Omaha-based historian, playwright, and arts critic.
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Omaha-based historian, playwright, and arts critic.
Education
  • University of Minnesota
    Theater, 1986 - 2003
  • Minnetonka High School
    1984 - 1986
  • Fern Hill Elementary
  • Maimonides High School
    1982 - 1984
  • Minnetonka Junior High
  • St. Louis Park Junior High
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Matthew Sparber, Max Sparber, Bunny Sparber, Bunny Ultramod

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THIS WEEKEND IN OMAHA: 04.11.14
It can’t be easy being in a family where everybody seems to
be famous. There is Ellis Marsalis, Jr., who quietly, from the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, became the
educator for an entire generation of jazz musicians, including Terence
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MICKEY ROONEY, 1920-2014
There have been a few moments when the 20 th century came crashing to an end, always with a death. Frank Sinatra passed away
in 1998, and with him, America’s
first great era of popular standards lost one of its most defining voices. Johnny Carson passed awa...
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THE CONTENT AND THE CONTROVERSY: NSAA BANS POEMS WITH GAY THEMES
Let me introduce you to two poems. The first is titled “Swingset,”
and is by a poet named Andrea Gibson . As poets go, Gibson has some cache – she was
the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, and, to quote her bio,
Gibson’s poetry “has been featur...
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WAYNE SHORTER
Sometimes it seems like everyone wants to tell me jazz is
dead. People have stopped ending phone conversations with “goodbye” and instead
quickly mutter “jazz is dead” and then hang up. Greeters at stores welcome me
with a booming cry of “Jazz is dead!” Ema...
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THE FAINT:
I have a new wave story to tell. Years ago, when Peter Gabriel’s “So” came out, a song from it caught my mother’s ear. We were driving somewhere, and it was on the radio, and she asked “Is this Peter Gabriel?” And then she said, “We used to live by him.”   ...
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Captain American, the spangled, square-jawed, patriotic
superhero that is the eponymous lead of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” began
with moral repulsion. The characters creators were Jewish. There was writer Joe
Simon, nee Hymie Simon, whose father...
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THIS WEEKEND IN OMAHA: 04.04.14
I used to like to joke that my goal was to be a professional
basketball player, and that I hoped to play for the Washington Generals. This
joke never went anywhere, and the team no loner exists, so I removed it from my
repertory, but now seems like a good t...
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NO STRANGERS AT KONEKO
Once, there was a stamp. It was diamond-shaped, and on it
was a picture of a camel racing a locomotive. It came into the hands of a young
boy named Richard Feynman, and his name may be familiar to you, because he
later grew up to the win the Nobel prize in ...
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WALKING DEAD, SEASON FOUR
As any skilled zombie hunter will tell you, the first and
hardest task is to identify the zombie. They all seem approximately similar,
or, least they do now, ever since George Romero lensed “Night of the Living
Dead” in 1968. All have sallow skin, lurch whe...
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THE TRAP ROOM
Let me tell you a few secrets, although I am always loathe to do so. Sometimes secrets exist for a reason -- because to tell is to ruin them. But cultural journalism is the business of secret ruination, I suppose. I can at least console myself in the fact t...
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