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Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Aug 19, 2008

Illegal Use of Joe Zopp Narrative, 90 min Directed by Sarah Rykal Landlocked: Saturday, August 23, 9:30pm Filmmakers constrained by a cheaper-than-dirt budget often turn to horror or shoot-em-up action...

Posted by Sarah Abele | Aug 19, 2008

Alicja Wonderland Short Film Directed by Martin Gauvreau Landlocked: Thursday, August 21, 8:35pm Alicja Wonderland is a surreal Polish exploration of human emotions. Those emotions are a bit hard to...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Aug 19, 2008

Fix Narrative, 90 min Directed by Tao Ruspoli Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 9pm It's a pleasure to stand on a cliff, a Roman poet once observed, and watch a ship...

Posted by Andy Brodie | Aug 19, 2008

Iowa-born singer-songwriter Dan Bern recently returned to Iowa to visit his mother and ended up sticking around to lend his talents to flood-relief benefits in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids....

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Aug 19, 2008

The Loneliest Place on Earth Short Film, 13 min Directed by Cody Stokes Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 8:40pm In Cody Stokes's The Loneliest Place on Earth, which has the elegance...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Aug 19, 2008

Moonboy Short Film Directed by Adam Calfee Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 6:20 Adam Calfee's Moonboy is an animated short about a kid, a kind of everyman, who, as his apathetic...

Posted by Weekender | Aug 13, 2008

Wednesday, August 13 Iowa City Farmers Market Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp (lower level) 410 E. Washington St. Iowa City, Iowa 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., music by The Gilded Bats from...

Posted by Weekender | Aug 6, 2008

Wednesday, August 6 A Community of Writers: Creative Writing at The University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum, Pentacrest Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m....

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Aug 3, 2008

The Pitchfork Music Festival, now into its third year, is the best event of its kind happening in America right now. In fact, it is kind of a disservice to...

Posted by Paul Ingram | Aug 3, 2008

What are you selling? What's everybody asking for these days? Who's hot? That's what they ask me these days at the bookstore. I'll tell you one thing we don't have...

Posted by Craig Eley | Aug 2, 2008

After the Independence Day success of the 80-35 Music Festival in Des Moines and the Jazz Festival here, it’s Cedar Rapids’s turn to get into the summer festival mix with...

Posted by Melody Dworak | Aug 2, 2008

Perspectives on the Iowa Filmscape The state of Iowa still struggles to prove itself as a cultural oasis, attractive to those looking for a well-rounded place to plant new roots....

Posted by Weekender | Jul 31, 2008

Sometimes the natural course of things set in and your weekend options are dictated by the turning of the earth. This is such a weekend. Summer is closing fast (school...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 23, 2008

The big story is RAGBRAI. It's an awesome experience, but if you don't already have bicycling plans, you may want to steer clear of North Liberty and Tipton as things...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jul 20, 2008

Dark Knight 150 min Directed by Christopher Nolan Every summer, a new round of superheroes arrive as a pulp retreat from the oppressive summer heat...or so it used to be....

Posted by Weekender | Jul 16, 2008

Hey-ya, it's the weekend! The mid-point of summer has hit and there's only one way for the amount of sunlight to go from here: down. Fight the humidity and take...