A {made} community

Made in the community

Photos by John Richard Rachael Roewe and Tiffany Ralston started out as childhood friends in their hometown of Burlington. Both ventured out of Iowa and eventually found themselves back in their home state, and looking for new career directions. Reunited, in 2012 they joined forces to become co-founders and artists at {made}, an online shop […]

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Scott Miller (Game Theory, The Loud Family) 1960-2013

Game Theory

Scott Miller leader/song-writer for Game Theory and The Loud Family died Wednesday, his website announced. Even though he was never a widely known artist, he had enough fans among music journalists and critics to rate obituaries in Rolling Stone, USA Today, and The Guardian. Miller’s bands had some passionate local fans; Game Theory played Gabe’s […]

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Saturday’s Riverside Jam fest to raise hunger awareness

Item 9

Here’s the bad news. Iowa City is expected to see near-perpetual precipitation (including a chance of snow on Friday) until early next week. The good news? Saturday is the one day where this is not the case, according to numerous corroborated forecasts. […]

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Greg Ginn of Black Flag to grace Gabe’s tonight

Good for You

Throughout the last three decades, Ginn has played a vital role in shaping the West Coast punk scene. Perhaps most commonly recognized as the front man for the iconic hardcore punk group Black Flag, Ginn is also the founder and proprietor of Solid State Transmitters, an independent record label–created in 1978–that would go on to feature such influential bands as Hüsker Dü, The Minutement and Meat Puppets. […]

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Art City: Exploring place at the Art Faculty Biennial

Brian Prugh

I find the opening question in David Dunlap’s Artist Statement to be the most promising guide for a consideration of what the faculty show shows us. He asks, “Who are we here?” The question makes a suggestive distinction, supposing, as it does, that there could be a difference between “who we are” and “who we are here.” […]

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Mission Creek Night Cap: Weekend Photos

I hope you’ve all had time to recover from last week’s festivities and that you’re now counting the days until Mission Creek ’14. I wanted to leave you all with one last set of photos. In this post you’ll find photos of Deerhoof, Wet Hair, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters, Brooks Strause and the Gory […]

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Complete Schedule: IC DOCS 2013


The 11th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) kicks off Thursday, offering Iowa City film-lovers the chance to catch dozens of 30-minute-or-less productions shot both locally and around the world. We’ve highlighted a few productions in particular, but don’t be afraid to dive in blind. Soaking in many of these cinema experiences […]

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