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On Wednesday, Aug. 30, interested community members and aspiring creators of public art in downtown Iowa City will have a chance to share their ideas with the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) and each other in a public input meeting to be held at MERGE (136 S Dubuque St). The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Issue 226 | Aug. 16 – Sept. 5, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 226. In this edition, LV chats with Bruce Campbell, whose biting one-liners and cult classic exploits with director Sam Raimi have raised him to near-mythic…

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Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 22, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

The inaugural Middle of Nowhere festival will be held in downtown Iowa City on Sept. 1-2 at various venues. Acts include SassyBlack, headlining Friday night at The Mill; Iowa City’s...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Aug 22, 2017| Community/News

Dime is one of two guinea pigs at the shelter, and has the most rock-and-roll hairstyle in the whole building. Once you get to know this fuzzy potato, he will...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 22, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

The first ever Grey Area festival has come and gone.

Posted by Paul Brennan | Aug 22, 2017| Community/News

It takes a special kind of politician to add a weird and possibly racist element to a spectacular natural event like a total eclipse, but Rep. Steve King did it.


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Letters to the Editor

Aug 15, 2017

The midway is cleared and still. The ice cream is gone. The barns and buildings are closed. It was another great year for the Johnson County Fair. And so it was for the ever popular annual Corn Poll of the People’s Coalition (Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, 100Grannies for a Livable Future, Veterans For Peace...

Aug 1, 2017

If you follow voting numbers, you’ll see that people come out in the largest numbers for presidential elections. The next largest group of voters come out every couple years for state elections, and the smallest group of voters come out for local elections. If you follow progress of any community, you’ll find that the higher...

Jul 19, 2017

By Sean Welsh My name is Sean Welsh and I’m an offensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes. On Saturdays in the fall I live life in the trenches at Kinnick Stadium and other venues across the Big Ten. Each week, in front of 70,000 or more cheering football fans, I have the privilege of wearing...

Jul 11, 2017

Seven hundred-fifty polluted waterbodies. No collective bargaining. Fewer mental health clinics. Poverty wages. Tax breaks for big corporations while our communities struggle. Something isn’t working. It’s time to do politics differently.

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Latest Features

Aug 19, 2017

A one-week show of Midwest graffiti artists entitled “Alphabet City -- Style Reading” will be at RADinc (123 E. Washington St) this week. It’s a temporary show that includes a collaborative mural by five artists: Mike Stenerson, Gary White, Kenny Morgan, Brian Schultz and Gage Cox.

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Aug 19, 2017

The nine people at Jeff Pierce’s Renovation Carpentry booth at the Iowa City Farmers Market on Saturday morning weren’t there to buy anything. They were there to protest statements Pierce has posted on social media.

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Aug 18, 2017

Eric from Iowa City emailed Little Village to ask if the Donald Trump-themed parade float that drove through downtown on Friday morning is part of some bigger, planned event.

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