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Show Photos: Mission Creek day one

As I write this, it’s after 2:00 a.m. and I’m finally home after a heart-pounding night listening to some fantastic acts and dancing with a camera in my hand. Tonight was only supposed to be the kickoff to the festival, and it was wildly good, so I can’t wait to see how much better it […]

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Mission Creek: Kent Williams’ electronic music picks

I do listen to most every genre of music–dance music, rock, hip hop, country, classical and so on. I even have a soft spot for easy listening conductor arranger Hugo Winterhalter. But what I’m most interested in for my own listening are the many branches and leaves of electronic music’s tree. […]

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Your guide to Mission Creek: Tuesday

Each day of Mission Creek I’ll be sharing my itinerary, carefully curated to maximize fun with you all. Tonight starts with a pork dinner at Motley Cow (6:00 p.m.) and a reading at Prairie Lights (7:00 p.m.), featuring Roxane Gay, who is the genre-mixing, Haitian-diaspora-discussing author of Ayiti (2011), and Iowa City’s John D’Agata. I’ll still be in class at this point, but you should go and make me jealous! […]

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Show Photos: KRUI Pre-Mission Creek Party

Happy Mission Creek Week, everybody! For the third year in a row, I’m going to be running crazy from venue to venue all week, bringing the sights of each night to you. So let’s kick off the photo extravaganza with the KRUI Pre-Mission Creek Party at the Mill. This is a short slideshow, but there’s […]

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Janeane Garofalo interview

Janeane Garofalo began her stand-up career in 1985. In just over a quarter century, Garofalo has been many things to many people. She was one of the faces of the “alternative comedy” boom of the late-’80s and ’90s. If Winona Ryder’s dark and complex manic-pixie-dream-girl in a left-of-center romantic comedy needed a best friend with a biting wit and common sense: Garofalo. […]

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Style Points: Spring has arrived

I hope you kept your black combat boots and grunge tees from the ’90s, because, if you haven’t, you are going to wish you had for spring! The difference is that in 2013, we juxtapose them with beautiful feminine pieces like a draped neon dress and delicate necklaces instead of exclusively with the baggy oversized jeans and plaids of yore. […]

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