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Chauncey Tower
Posted by John Miller | Jan 22, 2016

Chauncey Tower -- Illustration by Lev CantoralLast November, prior to the election of a slate of candidates who called themselves the “Core Four,” then-Mayor Matt Hayek penned an open letter...

Posted by John Miller | Jun 4, 2015

How can a private Quaker school in rural Iowa — one that opened in the late 19th century with just 20 students — manage not just to stay open, but...

Max Johnson
Posted by John Miller | Jun 3, 2015

Over the last few months, local musician (and former Little Village editor) Max Johnson has been spending a lot of his free time turning a small, windowless storage room behind...

Iowa's Bird Flu Burden
Posted by John Miller | May 21, 2015

Over 25 million birds at 52 northwest Iowa farms have been, or will soon be euthanized in an attempt to prevent the spread of the H5N2 virus, a highly...

State Historical Society
Posted by John Miller | May 6, 2015

Tallgrass Historians L.C. is a small, Iowa City-based business specializing in the research of historical information. The company is often called on by state...

Posted by John Miller | Apr 2, 2015

Walker’s music has drawn comparisons to folk greats like Nick Drake and John Fahey, but he says he hopes to create a genre and sound...

Amen Dunes
Posted by John Miller | Mar 30, 2015

Before he was Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon released Mansions in 2006, a record that was almost universally panned by critics. Amen Dunes was born from...

Pear Deck
Posted by John Miller | Mar 19, 2015

Pear Deck, an Iowa City-based educational startup, is one of just 12 companies selected to participate in the “Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day,” set...

Petition signature on delivery
Posted by John Miller | Mar 12, 2015

At 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, Max Villatoro, pastor of a local Mennonite Church and father of four, was taken from his home and detained in the Linn County Jail...

Posted by John Miller | Mar 3, 2015

Filming for Night of the Babysitter, a horror film shot right here in Iowa City, wrapped up earlier this month. Needless to say, the idea of a cinematic thrill-fest shot...

Photo by Tonje Thilesen
Posted by John Miller | Feb 25, 2015

Electronic duo ODESZA are set to play tonight at the Blue Moose Tap House at 9 p.m. Since Harrison Mills and Clay Knight met and...

Iowa City Ped Mall
Posted by John Miller | Jan 20, 2015

The Johnson County Local Homeless Coordinating Board (LHCB) plans to start providing free or drastically reduced-price, individual-unit housing to local, chronically...

Posted by John Miller | Dec 2, 2014

Organizer Misty Rebik is the director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, shown here at a Workers Speak Out forum meeting in September. -- photo by Adam...

Posted by John Miller | Nov 13, 2014

The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) has a full weekend of events planned for downtown Iowa City. On Saturday at 5 p.m. the IYWP will host a reading at Prairie...