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Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Aug 1, 2011

Photo by Benjamin Franzen My editor assigned me to find out, in his words, “Is the Pitchfork Music Festival still fun?” As luck would have it, I’ve been perfecting an...

Posted by Arish Singh | Jul 29, 2011

Much of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has involved the program’s graduates coming together to reflect on the craft of writing. In June, the...

Posted by Vi Khi Nao | Jul 29, 2011

You think kissing your inner thighs is easy. You think you can stand there while I lick you ON and OFF. It’s true. There is electricity. That new currency you...

Posted by Denise Behrens | Jul 29, 2011

According to my Tumblr feed, all the hip kids are raving about David Lynch's early ‘90s serial drama Twin Peaks. Bloggers such as high school pop culture genius Tavi Gevinson...

Posted by Laura Crossett | Jul 29, 2011

For reasons known only to God and the bureaucrats, school starts in Iowa City in August instead of waiting decently until after Labor Day. Despite the resumption of scholarly activity,...

Posted by Craig Eley | Jul 29, 2011

Seemingly no one hates Counting Crows more than Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard. An oft-cited gem from his 2005 stage-banter album, Relaxation of the Asshole, goes something like this:...

Posted by Arish Singh | Jul 28, 2011

On Thursday July 28, Madeline McDonnell will be reading at Prairie Lights with fellow Rescue Press author Andrea Rexilius. I sat down with her to talk about her writing, teaching,...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 28, 2011

This week's Weekender is for those who are both flush with cash and those who can't seem to get their hands on any. It's a poor person's special this week,...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 27, 2011

In Iowa, perhaps no politics hit home quite like the politics of food. While films like Food Inc. and King Corn have helped familiarize us with the scope of industrial...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jul 27, 2011

Shipbuilding Co. stopped by The Yacht Club this weekend to play us some songs, and we have some lovely video to share. The Indie rock group played the final set...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jul 27, 2011

Last week's episode of Little Village Live featured local musician Skye Carrasco, marking her second appearance on the show (much to our benefit). Carrasco is back in Iowa City after...

Posted by Jay Geisen | Jul 27, 2011

Haley Bonar | Englert Theatre | July 1 | 8:00PM | $12 The first time I saw Haley Bonar (like Bonner) perform was eight years ago. She opened for Low...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 21, 2011

Fashion Photography and Pop Music await you this weekend. Don't move too fast though. It's still sort of hot outside.

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jul 20, 2011

The second annual roast of Iowa City was a terrific success, and we'd like to thank all of you for making it out to The Mill this Sunday to help...