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Posted by Katie Grace McGowan | Apr 11, 2011

Patrons of the arts are often characterized as cultural or political fat cats who support artists financially to improve their social standing, make more money, or insert other, nebulous, self-serving...

Posted by Matthew Mesaros | Apr 11, 2011

Directed by Miguel Arteta--of Youth in Revolt and The Good Girl--Cedar Rapids represents yet another stereotypical journey through the comic banality of Middle America. Amusingly, the reviews of the film,...

Posted by Kyle Natoli | Apr 11, 2011

“The poet thinks with his poem, in that lies the thought, and that itself is the profundity.” Wiliam Carlos Williams’ famous dictum echoes strongly in Julie Hanson’s new collection, Unbeknownst....

Posted by Denise Behrens | Apr 11, 2011

1 The cage in my chest is rusted, it holds robotic nuns. They spew sparks. They light each others' cigarettes.

Posted by Craig Eley | Apr 11, 2011

In Langston Hughes' 1921 poem “April Rain Song,” the thing that everyone hates about April--its big problem--is instead turned into a point of celebration, ending with the lines, “The rain...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Apr 11, 2011

The 1980s were ground zero for the Satanic Panics, when thousands of children were allegedly kidnapped, defiled and murdered in ritual abuse ceremonies. Even though police statistics made it clear...

Posted by Patrick Howley | Apr 11, 2011

As the NFL lockout lurches on and throws the upcoming season into question, it’s important to draw attention to the real victims of this bitter labor dispute. Through no fault...

Posted by Weekender | Apr 7, 2011

Mission Creek is over. Try something new. A change might do you good.

Posted by Tim Gavin | Apr 7, 2011

Wye Oak's return to Iowa City was a perfect finish to the 2011 Mission Creek Festival.

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 6, 2011

Pieta is back home this weekend with a show at the Mill on Saturday night. At her side will be her constant companion Bo Ramsey who will be surrounding her...

Posted by Adrianne Behning | Apr 4, 2011

In general, I don't drink - but I am certainly going to have a Mission Creek hangover. Despite my exhaustion, tinnitus and many hours spent looking over and over at...

Posted by Adrianne Behning | Apr 4, 2011

I am a fairly new GBV fan, and while I understood the magnitude of their legacy, I had no idea what I was in for seeing them live. I heard...

Posted by Tim Gavin | Apr 3, 2011

Churches are significant cultural spaces for many reasons. They are built to both spiritual and practical aims: to focus reverence of the spirit and to reverberate the human voice. Unfortunately. most...

Posted by Adrianne Behning | Apr 3, 2011

Tonight was epic. Walking into First Methodist for a show was strange at first, bringing back memories of the time I spent in churches as a child. I couldn't help...