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“A beautiful run”: Steve Goetzelman plans to close 30th Century Bicycle on Valentine’s Day

30th Century Bicycle owner Steve Goetzelman announced on his Facebook profile today that he plans to close his popular downtown Iowa City bike shop on Valentine's Day. The business has...

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Bandito Billy’s: Here’s how to eat at one of Derek Perez’s restaurants for the next few weeks

El Bandito's is currently closed for renovations, but their dinner menu is available at Billy's High Hat Diner (pictured) -- photo by Matthew Steele If you live in Iowa City...

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Call for submissions: More than $20k available for Iowa City muralists

The ICDD will pay you cash money to make the north wall of the US Bank something worth looking at. -- image via Iowa City Downtown District The Iowa City...

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Forbidden Planet will close next week and reopen with a new concept and name

Forbidden Planet owner Tommy Connolly took to Facebook this afternoon to announce that the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade will be closing its doors for good next week. Responding to...

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UI student organizer who became Obama staffer publishes oral history on ’08 Caucuses

In 2007, University of Iowa student Chris Liddell-Westefeld co-founded Iowa Students for Barack Obama. Today, the 10th anniversary of Obama's win in the Iowa Caucuses, Liddell-Westefeld published outtakes from those...

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Local groups work to expand Johnson County Community ID program

Local groups came together today to plan a series of events for July 17 to promote the two-year-old Johnson County Community ID program in an effort to expand usage and...

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Iowa City Unitarian congregants celebrate Mother’s Day with bailouts

This week, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City pledged $5,000 to National Mama’s Bail Out Day, "an initiative that seeks to bail out as many mothers as possible who...

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All signs point to Beer Burger heading to Iowa City’s Northside

We’re filing this under “might happen,” not “is happening,” but several sources close enough to the situation to be considered reliable are all nodding their heads yes: the new restaurant...

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Internet prankster Nick Jones is back on the Iowa City scene, wielding sharp instruments

Nick Jones with his partner Jess and their child Henning at Squire Point — photo by Jordan Sellergren For observers of and participants in Iowa City’s underground scene -- hardcore...

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Video Premiere: ‘I’m a Lover (at Close Range)’ by Mission Creek/Flat Black resident Ian Svenonius

Recorded last January in Lone Tree, Iowa as part of a residency program coordinated by Mission Creek Festival and Flat Black Studios, a full-length album from ESCAPE-iSM (Ian Svenonius' solo...

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Listen: Guided By Voices announce ‘August By Cake,’ Robert Pollard’s 100th album

Midwest rock and roll icons Guided By Voices announced today the April 7 release of August By Cake, a 32-track double LP that marks the 100th album released by frontman...

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Mike Pence as Trump’s VP? Look before you leap

Mike Pence (photo by Gage Skidmore) The Indianapolis Star has confirmed that Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been selected as the official running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump....

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Rod Blum opponent Monica Vernon leads rally against First Amendment Defense Act

Protesters called Rod Blum-sponsored First Amendment Defense Act discriminatory. Pictured: Diane Peterson (photo by Matthew Steele) Supporters of Monica Vernon -- Democratic candidate for for Iowa's First Congressional District campaigning...

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First Look: The Pig & Porter opens in Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia district

The Pig & Porter (1028 3rd St. SE) opens today in Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia District. Co-owners Will Monk and Matt Melone met while working at Cobble Hill. Their new...