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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...

Posted by Craig Eley | Dec 5, 2008

I want to have a commemorative plate destruction party. I was thinking about some Christmastime introduction to this column, and all I could think about was some single woman carefully...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Dec 5, 2008

How many children does Lady Macbeth have? That’s the kind of ridiculous question a certain strain of literature teacher will torture students with. The answer, obviously, is: Shakespeare would have...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Dec 5, 2008

Organized religion is responsible for more bloodshed than any institution in human history, but Christmas music is its biggest sin. I hate those songs—and the hegemony they hold over the...

Posted by Weekender | Nov 25, 2008

Imagine that I'm telling you all these things while turkeys are getting slaughtered in the background. Or maybe not. This weekend's entertainment pickings are a bit slimmer than usual. The...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 23, 2008

Eugene Chadbourne is a prolific guitarist/banjo/songwriter who has produced a supremely odd, but brilliant, body of work over the last 30 years. He started out as a performer working with...

Posted by Weekender | Nov 19, 2008

Hi, Kent Williams here. I kinda sorta talked to Melody about doing a Weekender post, but we didn't really get beyond the 'sure why not?' planning stage, so I'm operating...

Posted by Melody Dworak | Nov 14, 2008

Because yours truly is kinda behind the curve on the music side of things, this is the first time I've seen this, and I'm now crying my eyes out while...

Posted by Weekender | Nov 14, 2008

Damn. It's Friday after 5pm and look who's working? Little Village feels that kind of commitment to you all, my preciouses. So what's hot this weekend? Saturday, November 15, 2008...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 14, 2008

BEST FORMER ROCK & ROLLER LIVING MORE OR LESS QUIETLY IN IOWA CITY: Pete Balestrieri Pete Balestrieri was a mainstay of the rotating assembly of musicians known as the Horns...

Posted by Kent Williams | Nov 13, 2008

Not to give away too much of the mystery of Little Village backstage, but the lovely and talented Melody asked me to write a post about what my 'top ten'...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Nov 10, 2008

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