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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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Iowa City Weekender: September 13-15

Hello dear Weekender readers. A new weekend is once again upon us. Pull out your planners. Mark your calendars. Tell Siri to remind you about the following: THURSDAY True West  // Riverside Theatre // 7:30 PM // 18 & Under $18, Over 60/Under 30 $25, Adult $28 True West follows the story of two bitterly […]

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LVTV | Paleo on Little Village Live! // 8/08/2012

  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     8.8.2012    –     Paleo      =====     1/2   2/2   ===== |Paleo http://www.facebook.com/schmaleo/ — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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Album Review: Dynoride – What You Wanted

Dynoride What You Wanted facebook.com/dynoride Dynoride is a Quad Cities band that was started in 2008 by a pair of old high school friends with the intent of producing—according to their press release—“quirky acoustic songs.” They quickly evolved to their self-described “hard rock riffs, punk energy and pop sensibility.” On their debut album What You […]

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Books: Harrowing Plenty – A review of Atina Diffley’s “Turn Here Sweet Corn”

In Turn Here Sweet Corn, Atina Diffley recounts a life of farming, of building and developing relationships with food and the soil, with wildlife and insect life, with urban living and with the idea of progress itself. It is also a guidebook for how we can intelligently make those relationships work for all involved. Success […]

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Arts Review: Following the “Water” – on Josh Hoeks installation at UI Studio Arts

  Josh Hoeks calls Water a “structural intervention” to his studio at The University of Iowa’s Studio Arts building. The Rube-Goldberg-esque contraption Hoeks designed serves to siphon water from another studio into his—and to successfully dispose of the wastewater thereby generated. His studio’s need for water is increased by the fact that the nearest sink, […]

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Landfall Festival of World Music – September 19-22

The words “World Music,” when used as an all-encapsulating genre of music can often be tricky and misleading. How can so many unique sounds from all over the globe be compartmentalized into one simplified phrase? It doesn’t make sense, and that’s where the “World Music” festival comes in—the showcase of many of these sounds in […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 7-9

Yes, that is T-Pain’s big silly portrait inviting you to come on in and read the Little Village Weekender column. This week we have hip hop superstars, some local literature, an indie band and oh yeah – the President of the United States. Let’s begin. THURSDAY T-Pain  // Hubbard Park // 8:30 PM // Free […]

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A – List: Culinary Ride – Sunday, Sept. 16

Culinary Ride – Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. If RAGBRAI is the established mid-summer bicycle event of Iowa–the mature elder–the Culinary Ride is the baby brother trailing along at summer’s end. The Culinary Ride pairs long-distance cycling with locavore ethics for a pleasant way to enjoy a Sunday. For those who register, Sunday, Sept. 16 […]

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On The Beat: September 5-19, 2012

Whenever I travel, I find music ends up being a very large part of my trip because I am frequently thinking about the connection between music and geography. Wherever I am, I am on the lookout for different ways the flow, pulse and vibe of that place comes out in its music. Take Washington, D.C., […]

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