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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The delegates at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte reflected the nation’s current and evolving demographics, with a generous mix of Americans of all ethnicities. In contrast, despite what one can surmise was a considerable effort by party operatives to diversify the delegations—considerable given the level of support by African Americans for the the Romney-Ryan ticket […]

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A Night in Theatre: Coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention

As Senator Edward Kennedy’s voice reverberates through the hall, I feel a curious quickening. I lift my eyes to the mega screen suspended from the ceiling of the Arena. There is Teddy, larger than life, in perfect cadence, speaking to us from beyond the grave, uplifting us, exhorting us to live up to our better […]

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Astrology Forecast for October 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Opportunity with challenges. October is the beginning of the end of the uncertainty of recent times. People will make decisions, bringing order and direction to events, at last. The endless changes will begin taking us in a new, more promising direction. Opportunities will emerge. But it isn’t that simple. The planets want us to […]

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Haulin’ Ass: F O H T S W

  Standing on the West Bank corner, a shirtless man wears a bib of dried blood and bellows long, singular tones like a throat singer. People stare but no one engages, even the cops wheeling past like dude is another fiberglass Herky. “We’re in Hell, keep moving,” clucks the smart-eyed girl sitting shotgun. This gets […]

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Opinion: 40 Years of Fighting for Feminist Health Care

The year is 1973. The Vietnam War is ending. The Watergate hearings are beginning. The World Trade Center is completed, making it the world’s tallest building. A gallon of gas costs about 40 cents. The U.S Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade, making abortion a constitutionally protected right for all women, irrespective of their […]

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Ask Dr. J: The Proof is in the Procymidone

I’ve been bombarded with questions this month asking whether or not organic food is more nutritious and worth the extra money, and I’m not surprised. There has been a lot of controversy and contradictory research published that would leave anyone confused. The main problem started when Stanford University researchers published a meta-analysis of several studies […]

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UR Here: Open Spaces

In the days when prairies stretched from river to river across the expanse of what we now call Iowa, bison disturbance was essential to the health of the ecosystem. As the herds thundered across the grasslands and created wallows—depressions in the ground in which the animals rolled to cover themselves in mud and dirt—like a […]

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Letters: My Brilliant (Bicycle) Traffic Ticket

On a beautiful Saturday in June, with the scent of burning automobile tires still in the air, I received my first bicycle traffic ticket in 40 years of cycling. That morning, in the left-hand through lane of Grand Avenue that travels eastbound across Riverside to Burlington Street, an Iowa City Police Officer stopped behind me […]

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Pro-Tips: Don’t Kill Your Family (Unless You Have to)

Wayne Diamante, celebrated magician, cat lover and director of Mimes Out Loud: A Celebration of Gay Mime Culture fields tough questions this week with words that have meaning. Maybe you have a question you’d like answered by a medical professional? Does your guilty conscience keep you up at night? What are you wearing? These questions […]

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