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Matthew Steele

Posted by Matthew Steele | Nov 17, 2010

Once I got over my writing depression, I basically had to laugh at myself for dreading it so bad. The intervening chapters had done so much to develop the plot...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Nov 15, 2010

View all NaNoWriMo entries ... By the time she finished breakfast we hadn’t said but 4 words, and they were all to the waitress. The whole way across the parking...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Nov 8, 2010

View all NaNoWriMo entries ... Walcott, Iowa. Our new home. What, you never been here? Didn’t think so. Based on my limited exposure to the local nightlife, the best thing...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Nov 5, 2010

I'm kind of hoping that everyone is going to continue to end every chapter with a cliffhanger. What a great novel that would be! No slow, boring build up, no...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Nov 2, 2010

View all NaNoWriMo entries ... Kevin crept along like an old pro. A senile one. The Buick swayed and slithered along next to the row of parked cars, and I...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 23, 2010

From the mind-altering, polyphonic a capella of Corsican quartet Barbara Fortuna to the 12-piece Romanian gypsy punk of Mahala Rai Banda, and featuring Kenyan drum ensemble Kenge Kenge, dance music...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 14, 2010

These Eastern Iowa pickers might not grace the cover of Rolling Stone any time soon (then again, they might), but that’s fine with us--established traditions like this one have very...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 29, 2010

(With regard to: Press Citizen: Panhandling law passes first vote) Every weekend, heck, every day and every night, people get their friends together and head downtown. Why? Because downtown Iowa...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 28, 2010

From KRUI Studios in Iowa City, Iowa, we are happy to present a performance by one of Iowa City's most celebrated musicians, Samuel Locke Ward. Locke Ward has released too...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 21, 2010

Playwright, break beat poet and hip hop educator Idris Goodwin takes us to school on the 4/21/10 edition of Little Village Live. Little Village Live is 5-6 pm every Wednesday...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 12, 2010

Singer and mult-instrumentalist Bethann Gavin, also known as "Songbird Bethann", is becoming a familiar face in the local music scene, doing the solo thing and lending vocals to several local...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 6, 2010

Granted: 6 days and 6 nights into Mission Creek 2010, there were likely only a few frequencies still registering on my bruised and battered eardrums when the night began, but...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 2, 2010

My Mission Creek Festival agenda for tonight (gonna need my bike for this...) 6-8 Dawns at Dusk (I'm late! gotta go!!) 8:00 - Shame Stevens The Englert Theatre 8:20 -...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 2, 2010

Dear Mr. Bazan, I wanted to come to your show because I just can't make up my mind about you. Sometimes I love you, sometimes I find you grating and...