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Posted by Weekender | Mar 4, 2009

Its supposed to be a great weekend to get outside. It’s also a great weekend for some local art happenings. Art and weather collide on Friday, but there’s plenty else...

Posted by Weekender | Feb 27, 2009

February's almost over, but before it is, celebrate Black History Month and catch some musical battles. Friday, February 27 Summercamp Battle of the Bands | The Yacht Club | 8pm...

Posted by Weekender | Feb 26, 2009

With Spring Break approaching (and this inexplicably only now popping up on my Google Alerts), it's fun to reminisce about some of the awards our vaunted University has won this...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 19, 2009

Not only do I occasionally do a DJ mix from time to time, I host other people's mixes as a favor. And seeing as how the average LV reader is...

Posted by Weekender | Feb 19, 2009

Every once in awhile we like to switch it up a bit on the Weekender—try a little something different. So for this edition, we’re scrapping the daily breakdown for a...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 18, 2009

Troy from She Swings She Sways wrote me to ask that I announce here that they'll be playing the Iowa Public Radio "Java Blend" show this coming Friday. So I'm...

Posted by Weekender | Feb 12, 2009

Last weekend was a lost weekend for the weekender. My usual Thursday morning weekender write up time was replaced with a trip to the hospital for the birth of my...

Posted by Paul Sorenson | Feb 2, 2009

This is a story about the story of books in Iowa City, told through the words of the town’s mesh of buyers and sellers and enjoyers, young and old and...

Posted by Weekender | Jan 29, 2009

There's a little something going on this Sunday called the Super Bowl. 43% of all U.S. households watch the event and chances are that, even if you think football is...

Posted by Weekender | Jan 22, 2009

It's cold outside. That means two things: bad global warming denial jokes, and more time spent inside. But, all that indoor partying, snacking or sitting on one's butt, requires some...

Posted by Weekender | Jan 16, 2009

Iowa City, it's been too long. We've missed you. But we had a good break. Hope you enjoyed your festivus, like the rest of us. It's January, so it's time...

Posted by Craig Eley | Jan 14, 2009

January is the month of perpetual hangovers, and if December was any indication, the whole damn town might be frozen over. So I’m going to partake in the long tradition...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Jan 14, 2009

Sydney Smith once observed, “I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices one so.” As a rule, I do watch the movies before reviewing them; though when it...

Posted by Erin Tiesman | Jan 13, 2009

A barstool and microphone left on a small stage isn't just a scene from New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. Iowa has it's comedy clubs too. Though few in...

Posted by Philip Beck | Dec 11, 2008

Australia Directed by Baz Luhrman Drama, 165 Minutes One of the great pleasures of the movies is seeing what a purposeful filmmaker can do with an old genre or story...

Posted by Sara Pralle | Dec 5, 2008

In this world of excess where all of us end up spending money on things we don’t need, and racking up credit card debt to do it, why not think...