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Iowa City Weekender: November 15-18

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. It’s shaping up to be a good weekend, and the weather is being refreshingly cooperative. Weather.com tells me the temperature will be in the mid-50s and sunny over the next few days, so that’s cool. Alright, time to move past the Weekender small talk weather report. […]

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Crafty – Making your own Tea Bags!

Tis the season! The season of giving. The season of warm drinks. The season of giving warm drinks (to your cold friends). Try out this project for crafting your own tea bags to steep and share all winter long.                Supplies Coffee filters Sewing machine or needle and thread […]

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Correction: No Joan Rivers movie this month

Correction to the “Now Playing” section in Talking Movies, LV121 (the current issue): The Bijou has some great films showing in November, but Joan Rivers: a Piece of Work is not one of them. This listing was found and mistakenly lifted from on an outdated website for a past film series. Apologies for the confusion. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: Nov. 8-10

It’s another weekend already! Here’s another Weekender! Let’s get right to it then: THURSDAY Haley Bonar w. Rachel Marie // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $12 The Minnesota singer/songwriter, Haley Bonar has made quite a name for herself. Bonar writes and plays songs on either an acoustic guitar or an organ. When she’s not […]

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Beauty is Embarassing Review and Interview

Let me tell you a little story. Like all good stories, it is about me. My editor, in his sweet, trusting foolishness, asked me to write a review of a documentary called Beauty is Embarrassing (dir. Neil Berkeley, playing at the Bijou on Nov. 9), stating that since it was for the Little Village online […]

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On the Beat: Chill Wave

If one thing becomes clear in November, it is that the winter is not too far away. The trees have lost most (if not all) of their leaves. The days have become shorter while the nights have gotten colder. The natural reflex is to stay at home, watch movies and wear sweatpants. While that is […]

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Listening at Night: An Interview with Brandon Summers of The Helio Sequence

On November 7, The Helio Sequence, a Portland-based indie pop band, will be playing at The Mill. The duo of Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel recently released their fifth album Negotiations on Sub Pop. I got an opportunity to catch up with Summers before The Helio Sequence starts their fall tour to discuss various music […]

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Talking Movies: The War Room & The Alps

It took 190 years of American political history and all the creative capabilities of the 1980 Reagan campaign to distill, finally, the fundamental question facing every American electorate: Are you really better off than you were four years ago? If yes, vote for the incumbent; if no, throw the bum out. We are seeing shades […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 1-3

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. As you may know, the Englert has commissioned 31 artists to write songs for a compilation album about Iowa City. The appropriately named Iowa City Song Project features an eclectic track listing of original music by some of the most respected Iowa-rooted talent, including William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, The […]

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LVTV | Jason Leroy on Little Village Live! // 9/12/2012

  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     9.12.2012    –     Jason Leroy      =====     “Trouble’s Coming”   “Killing Floor”   “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”   “Use Me Up (Bill Withers cover)”   ===== |Jason Leroy http://www.scarletrunner.net// — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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The Tube: Television Flow Trips

It all began with a British tourist’s trip to Miami. The man noticed the movie he was watching one night was actively connected to two other movie trailers that played during commercial breaks. The man’s name was Raymond Williams, and the way he made sense of this would come to be recognized as one of […]

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Prairie Pop: Making Music Work – David Byrne on the economics of the music industry

I recently watched David Byrne give a Power Point lecture on the economics of the music industry. That a man with a flair for dramatic presentation, a wisp of a man who famously wore an outrageously large suit in a concert documentary, a punk-rocker who was singing at CBGB’s since before his new collaborator, St. Vincent, […]

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