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Two winter markets keep IC shopping fresh

Little Village would like to take this opportunity to remind local eaters and shoppers: There’s still a Farmers Market in Iowa City! Yes, even in the ice-capped tundra, you can still find local vegetables, knitted crafts, purses, handmade soaps and more every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m at the Sycamore Mall (1660 Sycamore […]

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Hip hop for the holidays this Friday at Gabe’s

For those of us wishing to give back this holiday, and to hear some music devoid of the treacly sentimentality of traditional holiday fa-la-la, Gabe’s presents the 1st Annual Hip Hop for the Holidays Donation Drive this Friday at 9 p.m. There are three things I like about this event. 1. I don’t have to […]

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Iowa-grown comedy tonight at the First Avenue Club

Doing comedy is brave. And it’s also very hard. If you’re good at it, people laugh. If you’re bad at it, there is weird, sweaty silence. The Comedian Coalition is a group of six intrepid Iowa comedians who are set to descend upon The First Avenue Club this Thursday at 8 p.m. For a mere […]

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Celebrate the old and embrace the new this Saturday

This weekend, make time to celebrate the old and embrace the new at a unique arts event welcoming Hancher Auditorium back to the University of Iowa campus. On Saturday, June 29 from 4-5 p.m., the Hancher Site Ceremony will be held at the future location of the new Hancher facility on Park Road near the […]

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Simon Van Booy reading Sunday at Prairie Lights

Let the swooning commence. Literary heartthrob Simon Van Booy is set to yet again grace the podium of Prairie Lights, this time to read from his new novel The Illusion of Separateness. Van Booy is the Frank O’Connor Prize-winning author of the short story collection Love Begins in Winter and his widely-heralded debut, The Secret Lives of People in Love. […]

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Flooded with memories

Whether it’s floodwaters churning through sheetrock and siding, or tornadoes ripping up foundation by the roots, the devastation wrought by natural disaster hardly seems cause for celebration. Organizers for Living With Floods, an educational and artistic collaboration between Hancher and several other University and statewide organizations, couldn’t have foreseen the events currently unfolding, but as […]

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Townie Hawk: Comfort Food for Hawkeye Hearts

As the specter of a losing season lurks in our Hawkeye hearts, how do loyal fans tame their hunger for victory? With recipes that cook up the Big Ten teams we wish we’d had for dinner. As a proper Midwesterner, I know the best way to bury your emotions is by shoveling your face full […]

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Townie Hawk: Hawkeye Confidential – an interview with the Iowa Hawkeyes

When it comes time for Hawkeye Football Media Day, Little Village always puts our Hawks to the test with a barrage of really tough questions, like “What’s on your iPod?” and “Where is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?” Through intrepid, hard-nosed reporting, we uncovered the team’s interesting array of personal tastes, from […]

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