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A playlist dedicated to those working late tonight

Who wants to freakin’ work tonight? Me! And you! Let’s do this. Brendan O’Keefe (Cuticle, Ginseng) sent this in an email. Thank you Brendan! ### Feel free to put on LilVil website Noir DJ Ginseng set from a gig: Gin§eng BLACK IS ALL U SEE mix Autumn’12 by Detrivore on Mixcloud Ministry – Everyday is […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 27-29

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. There’s not much to lead in with this week, except that it’s a music-heavy one! THURSDAY The Dirty Three w. Dark Dark Dark // Gabe’s // 8:30 PM // $15 In 1994, Australian post-rock pioneers, The Dirty Three set off on a string of U.S. tours with a […]

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LVTV | Zoe Boekbinder on Little Village Live! // 8/22/2012

  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     8.22.2012    –     Zoe Boekbinder      =====     “Paralyzing”   “Antarctica”   “Sister Scarecrow”   “Salt Water”   ===== |Zoe Boekbinder http://www.facebook.com/ZoeBoekbinderMusic/ — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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Talking Movies: In Memory of Chris Marker (1921-2012)

The origin myth of cinema is that when the Lumière brothers gave the first public screening of their 50-second documentary The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station in 1896, the audience screamed and ran to the back of the theater in fear of the image of the oncoming locomotive. As hexing as the […]

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On The Beat: Buddy System

As summer begins to wind down and the population of Iowa City rises to full student capacity once again, it can feel a little stuffy. This feeling passes though, with the awareness that more bodies also means more demand for entertainment. Each new impressionable mind has the potential to be swayed into a seeing a […]

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The Stage: All in A Day’s Work

From Broadway to Boise, all new plays face the same obstacles. The writer agonizes over when the play is finally complete. The director struggles to combine the writer’s intent with their own artistic vision. The actors breathe life into characters that have only been words on the page. In the Fifth Annual All-In-A-Day Play Festival, […]

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ARTicle: A visit to Walnut Farms: Institute of Art. Agriculture and Burning Shopping Carts

It’s another hot Iowa City summer night and in the woods, the trees hang tired and droopy. Black leaves gently shiver against a cascade of smoke rising from a 10-foot-high bonfire. Sparks of flame jaunt into the sky and crackle alongside an endless drone of mating insects. A huge hand-painted mural covered in dreamlike poetic […]

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Brain Waves: MP3’s and the Science of Sound

“One of nature’s greatest wonders is the ability of the human ear to distinguish among the millions of sounds around us. Each sound has a distinctive pitch, loudness, and quality….these characteristics are determined by the frequency, intensity, and of sound waves which your ears pick up and analyze.” So begins The Science of Sound, a […]

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The Tube: Go-Go Juiced

The mid-August debut of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (HCHBB) was surrounded by an inordinate amount of hype for a reality television show. However, the hype wasn’t because TV critics  anticipated a quality television program to peddle to their Twitter followers, but rather they questioned what a show like HCHBB might say about the […]

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Crafty: Do It Yo-Self

Of all kitchen appliances, the slow cooker ranks as “third most useful” in my book (coffee maker, wine opener, slow cooker). There was a time when it fell somewhere between pizza slicer and pastry blender, but those days were over as soon as my roommate brought an all-things-slow cooker cookbook into our apartment. This thing […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Two Ant Farms – Cheap!

By Deanne Wortman On sale at TJ Maxx, $5 each—Uncle Walt’s Ant Farm Kit. I bought two for my grandson, Dean, the Bug Boy, so we could learn more about nature together. We unpacked the ant farms and read the instructions carefully. We did just as Uncle Walt said. We set up the ant farms on […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 20-23

Iowa City has plenty to offer this weekend, but we’ll get to that in a minute. As it turns out, some of our neighbors have pretty exciting things happening too. This is why I deem it necessary to implement an urgent… FESTIVAL WATCH! Maximum Ames Festival // Ames, IA // September 20-23 // $100 All […]

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