On the scene at Short's Burgers and Shine
Posted by Drew Bulman |
Filmmakers transform IC restaurant into television set, wrap up ambitious pilot

Short’s Burgers and Shine briefly transformed into a television set Monday as area filmmakers wrapped up the final shot for an independently produced...

Ah yes, the northern lights...
Posted by Shauna McKnight |
The aurora borealis might be visible in Iowa and all we can see are these damn clouds

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released an alert this morning concerning an exploding sun spot that could possibly allow...

When I Walk
Posted by Drew Bulman |
On a mission: Iowa woman hopes to bring multiple sclerosis documentary to IC

Faced with a debilitating inflammatory disease, one Iowa woman is working hard to bring a relevant documentary to the Iowa City area for one night only...

It's nearly time for the big 2014 countdown!
Posted by Drew Bulman |
Area man can’t stop, won’t stop getting drunk in public

According to police, 44-year-old Suilman Hduale was harassing patrons at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. -- photo by Alan Light Following an arrest Sunday evening, an Iowa City...

Posted by Drew Bulman |
Watch an Iowa man propose via New Year’s Eve flash mob A West Des Moines resident proposed to his girlfriend amid a flash mob of more than 100 people this New Year's Eve, and the footage is pretty adorable. Groom-to-be...

Aw yeah, that Street Fighter, you feel me?
Posted by Drew Bulman |
A video game oasis opens this Friday in the Ped Mall

Can I interest you in a Hadoken? Or maybe a Shoryuken? -- photo courtesy of Joey Video game aficionados take note: You'll soon have a new place to buy and...

Photo via @TheIowaHawkeyes
Posted by Drew Bulman |
Lovable, pale-skinned Iowans invade Clearwater Beach

The Big Ten and SEC collide this Wednesday as the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the LSU Tigers in the 28th annual Outback Bowl. Today, however, is not that day. For...

Sweet Tweet, bro.
Posted by Drew Bulman |
Iowa State Legislator Jason Schultz crafts the perfect holiday tweet

Just in time for the holidays comes a splendorous Tweet from Iowa state representative Jason Schultz who, In 140 characters or less, manages to compare...

An interview with Dr. Star
Posted by Russell Jaffe |
Fond Farewells: Dr. Star talks about his final column and what lies ahead

"This is the interview I never expected to give,” Dr. Star says at a table in a busy cafe. He is bundled for the cold in earth tones drinking coffee....

NSFW Holiday Edition!
Posted by Carmen Machado |
N.S.F.W: Keeping the holidays hot

It's time for another N.S.F.W. -- Holiday Edition! -- photo by Rachel Jessen Let’s be honest: When we think of the holiday season, it’s not exactly the sexiest time of...

Pro Tips!
Posted by Wayne Diamante |
Pro Tips with Wayne Diamante: Lifetime Network fan fiction and restroom stage fright

Season’s Greetings dear friends! It looks like it’s “that time of the month” for Little Village -- the time for Pro-Tips with Wayne Diamante! My goodness there’s...

Posted by Vic Pasternak |
Business as Usual: Vic takes a strange late-night ride

Cabbie Vic Pasternak returns with part four of his 12-part storytelling series. -- illustration by Josh Carroll Sundays blow gentler breezes around the taxi shack, the pace slow and steady,...

Come one, come all!
Posted by Little Village |
Call for Submissions: Landlord Stories

In Iowa City, there are a few traditions we cling to: Our weekends start on Thursdays, our holiday gifts are handmade, our bartenders have advanced degrees, and every August, in...

Fran Face for nobody...
Posted by Pete Myers |
University of Iowa shuts down viral ‘Fran Face’ t-shirt

The popular t-shirt, based on Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery's image, is no more. Trent Ryan is a Hawkeye basketball fan; self described as a chubby-faced blogger who eats Hy-Vee...