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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...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jul 15, 2008

Quick. Name the #2 rated show in America. No, it's not CSI: Law & Order Unit. It's ABC's Wipeout. I have to admit, I love it. Our society has had...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 10, 2008

Click here for the complete Weekender for July 10-13. Friday, July 11-Sunday, July 13 Twisted: A Balloonamentary | Iowa City Public Library | Multiple showings (below) | Free Little Village...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 9, 2008

The weather has ruled my summer. The past month has been spent preparing for and recoiling from the floods...that one's a given. But from rained-out softball games to the perfect-sky...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Jul 3, 2008

Surfwise Documentary, 93 min Directed by Doug Pray The floods have got me thinking about water: the great life-giver, the great destroyer. Lao Tzu, the founding Taoist, says that we...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Jul 3, 2008

When Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in 1988, it was as if it had landed from another planet. The album came frontloaded...

Posted by Paul Ingram | Jul 3, 2008

It's time to highlight a few paperbacks that are unlikely to receive much national attention. Some are published by small publishers, which can't buy expensive lunches for the New York...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Jul 3, 2008

Twisted: A Balloonamentary Documentary, 79 min Directed by Naomi Greenfield and Sara Taksler How much does the best-paid poet in the world make? I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure...

Posted by Craig Eley | Jul 3, 2008

As I write this, July 1 is creeping up like doomsday for many local smokers, and depending on your daily nicotine needs, shows are either going to be a lot...