Photos: Seventh annual Roast of Iowa City

Local residents gathered at Trumpet Blossom Cafe on Sunday to wrap up the Iowa City Book Festival with the Little Village’s seventh annual Roast of Iowa City. Local writers and comedians took to the stage to poke fun at the city they love, or at least tolerate. Most of the jokes and stories took on […]

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Photos: Ghost holds mass at the Paramount Theatre

Grammy Award-winning metal band Ghost brought their dark mass to the Paramount Theatre Wednesday night. The Swedish six piece are touring on their latest record, Popestar, and brought French electro act Carpenter Brut, who sound like the the most badass ’80s action movie soundtrack you’ve ever heard. Everything about Ghost’s set was big and dramatic, […]

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Photos: Northwestern upsets Iowa during Homecoming game

Hawkeye Football, Homecoming, Zak Neumann

The University of Iowa celebrated its homecoming last week, and the Hawkeye football team faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes trailed the Wildcats for most of the first half, but took the lead on a pass to Riley McCarron just before halftime. The Hawkeyes then extended their lead to 24-17 with a Keith […]

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Photos: University of Iowa Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

The annual University of Iowa Homecoming parade had to take a bit of a detour this year, but that certainly didn’t stop people from turning out to see over a hundred different floats featuring local businesses, university student groups, university faculty and alumni. Parade watchers decked out in black and gold enjoyed lively music and […]

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Photos: Simple Plan and Wavves rock homecoming

The University of Iowa Pentacrest was packed with fans of all ages on Friday, gathered to see Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan with surf rockers Wavves opening. The annual free concert is a staple of the University’s week of homecoming celebrations. Wavves played songs from each of their three full-length albums and got the […]

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Photos: Sean Astin encourages early voting

Voters had a little extra push to vote early from actor Sean Astin — known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies and Rudy. Astin, a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, spoke on the first day of early voting yesterday at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. […]

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Photos: Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog bring punk to The Mill

New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus brought their Rockers On The Road tour to The Mill Sunday night for an all ages show, joined by fellow Merge Records label-mates A Giant Dog. With a dragon on stage and plenty of power stances, the high energy show had the audience singing and dancing from start to […]

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Photos: Steve Martin and Martin Short at Hancher

Steve Martin and Martin Short brought their “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” show to the Hancher auditorium Opening Gala Saturday night. The new 1,800 seat theater was packed to see the two comedy legends poke fun at each other, share funny stories, sing songs from films and perform with […]

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Photos: Adia Victoria, Younger at The Mill

Adia Victoria, Zak Neumann

It was only five months ago that Adia Victoria played a late set during the Mission Creek festival, but she couldn’t stay away for very long. The Nashville-based songwriter brought her band back to Iowa City once again, this time bewitching a solid crowd at The Mill with her own brand of gothic blues. Iowa City’s […]

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Photos: Northside Oktoberfest rings in the first weekend of fall

Zak Neumann, Oktoberfest

Prost! Decked out in their best lederhosen and dirndls, people came from all over the Corridor for the 21st annual Northside Oktoberfest. Brewfest featured craft brews from more than 50 breweries and beer games like Hammer Schlagen and Beer Slide, as well as food from local vendors and an array of live music. Sodafest had […]

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Photos: Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) Rally

Rain didn’t stop nearly 70 people from making their way to the University of Iowa Pentacrest to attend a protest organized by the Native American Student Association. The irony of the pouring rain falling on the Nebi Bemetesiani (Water is Life) banner was not lost of those in attendance. Huddled on the steps of the […]

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Photos: The Unique fashion show highlights local designers, models

Zak Neumann, fashion show, Born Leaders United

Downtown Iowa City experienced some New York flair this weekend. Local fashion designers Andre Wright and Jessie Zhao teamed up for The Unique, a fashion show that lived up to its billing. The Unique featured not only an alleyway runway, but live graffiti, original music production from Tyrell (Show) Thornton and B-boy dancing as well. […]

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