Trimming “Nebraska.”

At Vulture, writer Bob Nelson discusses revising a scene in Nebraska, where Woody and his son, late in the movie, walk through Woody’s childhood home. It’s scenes like this—and by that, I mean the version of the scene that Alexander Payne and company finally cut it down to and filmed—that make Nebraska one of the best movies […]

Gliding On Through Waverly and Lincoln, Nebraska?

Counting myself as a fan of Vampire Weekend since their first self-titled album, I anxiously purchased their latest, Modern Vampires of the City. Totally wowed by the album so far—it seems, at my early impressions, to be their best record and maybe an instant classic—I was even more intrigued by a snippet of lyrics from […]

Filming “Nebraska” in Nebraska.

One of the movies I’m most anticipating, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, will be actually filming in Nebraska. Taxes, incentives, etc. etc. made this this questionable. Payne testified before the Unicameral earlier this year in support of a bill to help incentivize movie productions. The bill passed the Legislature, and was signed by the Governor. Hence this announcement. […]