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Posted by Matthew Steele | Jun 7, 2017

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...

Iowa City
Posted by Matthew Steele | May 14, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | May 9, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Mar 14, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 30, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 25, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 14, 2016

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....

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 14, 2016

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 5, 2016

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 2, 2016

Photo by Matthew Steele Signage appeared this weekend announcing a new coffeeshop in downtown Iowa City -- Cortado Coffee & Café, 26 S. Clinton Street (the former location of Austin...

The Pines
Posted by Matthew Steele | Feb 4, 2016

On Dec. 8, 2015, a great hero for social justice in the United States passed away. John Trudell was a Santee Dakota-American poet, musician, actor and activist associated with the...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 31, 2016

Following his arrest for throwing a tomato at Donald Trump during a rally in Iowa City last week, Andrew Alemao -- Andres, Dre, An Mao, Ahmed -- earned instant internet-hero...

#KnowJustice
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 7, 2016

ArtForceIowa participants practice spray-painting, summer 2015. -- photo by John Mark Feilmeyer “It’s so difficult to understand these things not ever having been in that situation. ... The odds are...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 31, 2015

Curt's new hat -- photo by Curt Oren Have you heard about Curt's new hat? Iowa City musician Curt Oren bought a hat last year as a joke. The hat...