Like most Omaha teens of the '90s, I spent a handful of very, very late nights at the Donut Stop. They all sort of run together now, but I know they often happened after shows at Sokol Underground, after nights of after-hours dancing or after hitting the downtown bars, once I was old enough.

I have devoted an entire cabinet in my kitchen to baking pans. And then some. It's a little embarrassing. Square pans in multiple sizes. Round pans in multiple sizes. The new loaf pans. The old, maybe-I-can-still-use-them loaf pans. I could go on.

Sweet corn season is upon us. Although it’s the most wonderful time of the year (for corn lovers), any Nebraskan or Iowan will tell you sweet corn can be rather messy to eat. Don’t make it a job to eat corn on the cob. Try one of these utensils and tools to make eating corn a littler simpler this summer.

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“She Kills Monsters,” 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Use the west stage door entrance and stop at check-in table. A variety of roles are available. Bring contact information, personal schedules, a list of rehearsal conflicts and a photo for the audition f…

How could I resist seeing what a tick might have to say for itself? Here’s a poem by Jim Zimmerman, who lives in Pleasantville, New York, which when the ticks are hungry may not be so Pleasantville.