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Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Apr 20, 2017

On this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with D. Watkins, educator, editor at large at Salon.com and the author of The Cook Up, and The Beast...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Apr 18, 2017

So I’m like eight, and my hair is slicked with Vitalis, and I’m riding in the back seat of our old Ford station wagon, surrounded by my brothers and my...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Apr 18, 2017

In Cedar Rapids we appear to have a new trend of band names that are, um, a name: DICKIE, Colleen and the latest of these: NAOMI, which is named after...

Dear Kiki
Posted by Dear Kiki | Apr 18, 2017

My ex-boyfriend was really gross (as in “kinky”-choking-without-any-consent gross), and I have to encounter his current boyfriend every time I walk around campus. Not only that, but I’m in a...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 18, 2017

Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero, Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more artsy,” he said. “They’re both very...

Posted by Nate Logsdon | Apr 18, 2017

Come for the harmony; stay for the melancholy. The soul-stirring Ames/Des Moines pop unit Jordan Mayland & the Thermal Detonators delivers a tantalizingly dark treat with its generous new record...

Astrology Forecast
Posted by Astrology Forecast | Apr 18, 2017

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fantasize about sipping pear nectar and listening to cello music and inhaling the aroma of musky amber and caressing velvet, cashmere and silk. Imagine how it...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Apr 12, 2017

Iron Cages performing at The Pinch. -- photo by Farrah Skeiky Antifa glitter bombs Richard Spencer in D.C., nearby Damaged City maintains the punk rock tradition of resistance By James...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 10, 2017

The concluding night of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival was hosted by the Englert, and as usual drew a full crowd. The closing acts face the daunting challenge of being...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 10, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival rolled through the weekend and is now in the books. Saturday was Community Day and featured many free events, sponsored by Little Village. There were...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 10, 2017

Mission Creek’s offerings last night provided attendees with three presentations of timeless joy.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 8, 2017

Day four of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival boasted The Cool Kids, Pieta Brown, DIIV, Tennis and more!

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 8, 2017

Amidst the bustle of a busy week of Mission Creek, Friday night’s musical possibilities included a night of pleasant music that seemed to emphasize ephemerality.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival hits the half way mark with the legendary Margaret Cho, Cloud Nothings, Mykki Blanco and plenty more!

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 7, 2017

Cloud Nothings on stage at Gabe's on the thirst night of the Mission Creek Festival. Thursday, April 8, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. On the third night of Mission...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 6, 2017

Day two of Mission Creek featured legendary Wu Tang clan member Ghostface Killah, Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney, ambient musician Lawrence English, the annual Writers Of Color readings and more!