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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...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Oct 9, 2008

This is the month of masks. As the calendar veers toward the month’s end, more and more false faces and outré makeup will replace our regular countenances. Who is that?...

Posted by Caroline Stedman | Oct 9, 2008

“Some of us older people have problems with our knees, so we don’t want to jog, and racquetball is out,” Hinds said. It works the whole upper body and even...

Posted by Sara Pralle | Oct 9, 2008

Energy crisis? This phrase makes the nightly news every week. The rising costs of nearly everything, including food, gasoline and home energy, has become a slow, insidious flood of its...

Posted by Adam Burke | Oct 9, 2008

Iowa City author Paul Street's latest book, Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, is a critical report on the phenomenal rise of the junior senator from Illinois. Street...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Sep 15, 2008

Our friends over at Iowa Politics have a full report on the Sarah Palin roast that was the Tom Harkin Steak Fry. But this gem from Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty...

Posted by Adam Witte | Sep 3, 2008

IA Confidential is a serial comic depicting true tales form Iowa City’s storied past. Read part one of the story here. Read part two of the story.

Posted by Sara Pralle | Sep 3, 2008

You may have caught a special on “green” building on Iowa Public Television or The Home and Garden Channel. Perhaps you’ve driven by a construction site and seen signs proclaiming...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 3, 2008

Some people love dogs, some not so much. Some people fear dogs, some simply don't understand dog behavior well enough to enjoy interacting with them. And some people--good people, mind...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Sep 3, 2008

Wow. We don’t want to go through that again. Starting with the heavy snowfalls of November 2007—which then went on and on and on—through the devastating tornadoes of this past...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Aug 21, 2008

Amid the media fiesta over the latest Presidential poll, we've seen McCainites and Obamans alike push to drive the narrative about the polls. In this case, we all should have...

Posted by Dr. Star | Aug 15, 2008

For Everyone ~ Get your mind outside of the box.  This month’s aspects seem designed to make us think long and deeply and in new ways about our situation, even...

Posted by Dawn Frary | Aug 2, 2008

There is an American Indian legend that says when a human dies, there is a bridge he or she must cross in order to enter heaven. At the head of...

Posted by Megan Walton | Aug 2, 2008

ABOUT THE STORY Each August, an influx of college freshmen invades the downtown streets looking for friends, alcohol access, and their life paths. Not all of them stay to become...

Posted by Craig Jarvie | Aug 2, 2008

I often find myself examining my hands because I’m unaccustomed to these marks. I have, what one of my uncles once called, a cushy desk job. I am a data...