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Arts & Entertainment

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...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jul 3, 2008

On my first trip to Normandy Drive, four months ago, I marveled at the stately old trees and the modest well-kept homes that lined the wide streets. I thought it...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 3, 2008

Welcome to July and another Iowa City Weekender. We're expanding this week's edition to include Monday in order to highlight a Dan Bern flood benefit in Iowa City (details below)....