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Posted by Little Village | May 16, 2017

Gov. Terry Branstad heralded this year as “one of the most significant and productive sessions in our history.” And it certainly did produce a large volume of wide-ranging, impactful bills....

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | May 16, 2017

Before George Harris III became Hibiscus and founded the genderfluid theater troupe the Cockettes, he put on shows with his family in Florida during the early 1960s. The oldest of...

Posted by Akwi Nji | May 15, 2017

Out of over 100,000 public libraries in the United States, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is in the top of its class. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has been awarded...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 14, 2017

Green Gravel Comedy festival brought stand-up and alternative comedians from across the country into Iowa City for a host of shows at Brew Lab, The Mill, Riverside Theatre and High...

Posted by Akwi Nji | May 11, 2017

Mike Draper, founder and CEO of Raygun, along with Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, teamed up to pull off the largest Planned Parenthood...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | May 2, 2017

In anticipation of their headlining show at the Green Gravel Comedy Festival on Saturday, May 13 I spoke with Helltrap Nightmare head writer/performer Sarah “Squirm” Sherman and producer/collaborator Julia Dratel...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | May 2, 2017

“Love and war never meet except in poetry, people who lived the war can agree to that.” These words, penned by Iraq-born poet and journalist Ali Habash, capture the essence...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 24, 2017

One of many clever signs at the March For Science. Saturday, April 22, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Hundreds of people filled the Pentacrest to advocate for science and...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Apr 18, 2017

This Earth Day, April 22, people are taking a stand to defend science and evidence-based policy with a March for Science. In addition to the march planned on the National...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 17, 2017

A bill to expand access to medicinal cannabis in Iowa may be debated as soon as today. Senate File 506 has received bipartisan support and may pass in the senate....

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 13, 2017

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. And each neighborhood, seemingly, raises its own music scene. Out from the subterranean venues of Logan Square, NE-HI will return to The Mill Friday,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 11, 2017

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Iowa...

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 Zak Neumann | Apr 8, 2017

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