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Posted by Thomas Dean | Jan 14, 2009

January 20 is approaching. The “hope-mongers,” as Barack Obama jokingly called himself at a Northwest Junior High campaign rally in December 2007, cling to visions of revolutionary social transformation. The...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Jan 14, 2009

Little Village is making a New Year's Resolution to get fit. You can too. A lot of New Year’s resolutions start out as good intensions, but by the time February...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jan 6, 2009

When I relocated to Iowa City, one of my major fears was missing out on the outdoors activities that make the winters bearable (and the make the spring, summer falls...

Posted by Brian Schmarje | Dec 5, 2008

On October 14, 2008, seven men slept on a porch huddled under blankets in Iowa City in the cold and rain. Father Ken has lived in the parish house for...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Dec 5, 2008

Amidst the family, friends and festivities that the holidays bring, an unwelcome aspect of the season always seems to creep up. In a season that is supposed to bring good...

Posted by Kurt Michael Friese | Dec 5, 2008

I have read a seemingly unending stream of open letters to the President-Elect, each doling out copious amounts of advice and admonition for the new administration. While I realize that...

Posted by Maggie Anderson | Dec 5, 2008

Palestinian women speak out with their art. “There are hands that give love and affection while there are hands that steal the soul and take away life. What is so...

Posted by Dr. Star | Dec 5, 2008

Astrology Forecast for December 2008 For Everyone ~ Many doors will close; many windows will open. If you have been hoping, or fearing, that some situation in your life would...

Posted by Dan Watson | Nov 5, 2008

With Aluminum Gold, Little Village is launching a three-part series on what homelessness in Iowa City and Eastern Iowa looks like. We can’t pledge to satisfy or break every stereotype,...

Posted by Dr. Star | Nov 5, 2008

For Everyone—It’s almost time to get on board. Ever so slowly, the chaos is subsiding and new possibilities are coming within reach. It will soon be time to actually do...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Nov 5, 2008

Like the rest of the media elite, we here at Little Village are in the can for Obama. The reasons are myriad, but we’ll spare you the details because you...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Nov 5, 2008

It's always a pleasure to revel in your children's success. Such is the joy here at Little Village that two of our regular writers have penned well-received books in the...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Nov 5, 2008

I visited the grave of Ernest Oberholtzer today last month. I was invited to read from my new book of essays Under a Midland Sky (ok, that’s a plug) at...

Posted by Melody Dworak | Oct 31, 2008

Although I really wanted to highlight this website for my Friday intarweb fidz selection, I thought I should celebrate my favorite heathen holiday with a video tribute to the more...

Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 28, 2008

Lately McCain and Palin have been hammering Obama for having "socialist ideas."  Now of course, they don't actually care whether Obama really advocates Socialism or Capitalism or Communism. They are...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Oct 9, 2008

There are no proton packs. No positron colliders. No Ecto-Containment unit. Turns out, the world of ghost hunting, like most everything else, is a lot less sexy than the movies...