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Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 6, 2017

When he’s excited about a subject, Kwame Alexander speaks in a rapid-fire flow, an improvised musical line that takes a theme and mines it for meaning and possibility. Take, for...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 6, 2017

The Iowa City Pride festivities, in their 47th year this summer, bring a collection of events celebrating the local LGBTQIA+ community to Iowa City’s downtown. Here’s just a few of...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 6, 2017

The United Action for Youth (UAY) Pride group, along with students and recent UAY graduates, are hoping that pulling together what UAY’s Jamie Ellis a “gay teen mob of awesomeness”...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 16, 2017

Among the exciting national acts brought in for the Iowa Arts Festival this year is Vermont-born, Brooklyn, New York-based songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Deeply rooted in American folk traditions, Mitchell manages...

Posted by Jon Burke | May 16, 2017

In the last few years B movies have stepped out of the cinematic shadows and into the limelight as legitimate, critically valid films. From John Wick to Green Room and,...

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 Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 30, 2017

Meditation practices distinguish attention and awareness. One simple way to distinguish them is to understand attention as a mental or conceptual activity -- one’s thoughts -- and awareness as what...

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 Eleanore Taft | Apr 14, 2017

Governor Terry Branstad signed the most sweeping change in gun legislation in Iowa history, House File 517, into law yesterday. All the Johnson and Linn County Republican legislators voted for...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 2, 2017

Take Back the Night will take place on the University of Iowa Pentacrest. -- photo by Phil Roeder April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and a coalition of...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Apr 2, 2017

Those enjoying the musical performances, literary readings and film screenings during the Mission Creek Festival can also wet their whistles with signature cocktails crafted by local mixologists. In partnership with...

Posted by Nate Logsdon | Mar 28, 2017

“Which parking lot are we gonna live in now?” Charlie Vestal was a creature of parking lots, basements, DIY venues, skate parks, junk stores and late night song circles. His...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Mar 27, 2017

A large crowd gathered on Sunday, March 26 at the Mother Mosque of America to show support for Muslims in Iowa and throughout the United States. The Mother Mosque was...