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Iowa Young Writers’ Studio artists share work from this year’s session

Each summer the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio welcomes high school-aged writers and rising college freshman from around the nation and the world to Iowa City for two two-week sessions of writing seminars, readings and workshops. These writers have the opportunity to study with published authors and dip into the rich literary history of Iowa City while producing and honing original poems and works of fiction. […]

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Interview: Former UI athlete Bo Porter visits Iowa City to mentor current players

Bo Porter was a two-sport athlete for the Iowa Hawkeyes, lettering in both football and baseball. In 1993, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He currently works for the Atlanta Braves and is a former manager of the Houston Astros. Bo will be returning to Iowa City this weekend to meet with student athletes […]

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Interview: Will Duncan on solitude and solace

Will Duncan: Workshop — The Art of Doing Nothing Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Will Duncan: Lecture — Lessons Learned from Three Years of Silence Iowa City Public Library — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Will Duncan is an author and meditation teacher, who has recently founded the Sofia retreat […]

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Interview: The three faces of Jason England

Witching Hour: National Anthem: The Sociopathic Nature of Racial Discourse in American Sports Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets available here Writer and University of Iowa Rhetoric Department faculty member Jason England has been a consistent voice in the arena of race and politics in American athletics, and those of us […]

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Interview: Jen Kirkman heads back to IC for Witching Hour

Jen Kirkman Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. Jen Kirkman is an award-winning author, stand-up comedian and authentically kind and funny human being. Hot off the heels of the release of her Netflix special I’m Going to Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), Jen will be in Iowa City, performing her stand […]

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Interview: Ghost hunters search for ghouls in the Midwest

Ghostbusters and Ghost Hunters, seances and exorcisms, hard science — wherever you land on the spectrum between skepticism and belief, it is hard to deny the allure of those acts which attempt to make contact with that which lies beyond the veil. Little Village convened with Brian Tanner, a member of our local Johnson County […]

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RESCHEDULED: ‘The Daily Show’s’ Hasan Minhaj Englert performance moved to Feb. 2017

“Homecoming King” with Hasan Minhaj The Englert Theatre — Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. KRUI and the Englert Theatre had planned on bringing Hasan Minhaj and his one-man comedy show Homecoming King to Iowa City this Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. but due to professional obligations, the comedian and the theater have […]

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Devotay and Lion Bridge Brewery team-up for 4x4x40 dinner and beer event

4x4x40 Devotay hosts Lion Bridge Brewery Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Reservations Required, $40 Tonight at 6 p.m., Devotay restaurant of Iowa City will be teaming up with Lion Bridge Brewery (Cedar Rapids) for a four-course beer and food pairing — reservations are required, and tickets are $40. Devotay Executive Chef Daniel Knowles composed […]

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IC’s Luther Bangert surprised to find himself the subject of Lagunitas marketing campaign

So a juggler walks into a bar and orders a beer, and the bartender pours him one, but he’s astonished by what he sees at the bottom of his glass — there on the coaster is the image of a man juggling beers while swallowing a sword, a man well-known to most eastern Iowans: Luther […]

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UI film grad wins back-to-back Grand Jury prizes

The hard work and vision of a UI film grad seems to paying off, as Jesse Kreitzer and his now award-winning short film Black Canaries has been garnering awards from coast to coast. At the 12th annual Holly Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles last week, Black Canaries took home the Grand Jury prizes for […]

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