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Iowa City's Witching Hour festival, a joint venture between Little Village and the Englert Theatre, announced the 2017 lineup today. The festival, now in its third year, celebrates the unknown and lifts up new music and the creative process. This year's lineup is, as always, an eclectic assortment of music, literature, science, art, comedy and more, with a mix of...

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Issue 226 | Aug. 16 – Sept. 5, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 226. In this edition, LV chats with Bruce Campbell, whose biting one-liners and cult classic exploits with director Sam Raimi have raised him to near-mythic…

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On this week’s episode Marc Steiner talks to co-host Baynard Woods and City Paper editor Brandon Soderberg about their experiences at the racist rally in Charlottesville.

Posted by Paul Brennan | Aug 17, 2017| Community/News

Volunteers can do good and a get a free Surly beer by helping the Bur Oak Land Trust in Big Grove.

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 16, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

Watching cat videos on the internet -- whether done earnestly or ironically -- has long been something of a private endeavor. Sure, you might share your favorites, but odds are...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Aug 16, 2017| Community/News

At a town hall meeting in Washington, Iowa, Sen. Joni Ernst spent an hour giving the same answers to questions from the audience that she's given before..


Presented by The Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine, Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process, and presenting new work. Passes are available now. Grab one today!


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Letters to the Editor

Jun 20, 2017

Word Thug is a new, all-volunteer critical and literary multimedia magazine with an emancipatory call for creative expression by community artists, writers and educators. We are writers and artists, rappers and breakers, filmmakers and photographers, teachers and students.

Jun 20, 2017

Months ago, I was shocked to read reports that the Iowa City Community School District has been using small, plywood boxes to seclude students as a form of discipline. But I am even more disheartened by the district’s refusal to put an immediate end to the practice. This is unacceptable.

Jun 6, 2017

By Audrey Keith Yes, racism happens in liberal Johnson County. On April 6, an employee of Coralville Petco used a racial slur against Chelsey Montgomery and then forced her to leave the store with the assistance of Coralville police officers. Chelsey’s live Facebook video about the incident later went viral. While Chelsey has received some...

Jun 6, 2017

The only good news in Iowa’s new voter ID law, House File 516, is that it doesn’t take effect right away. So if you’re reading up on this now, you have time to get ready. The problem, of course, is that at the last minute lots of people won’t be ready -- which of course...

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Latest Features

Aug 11, 2017

The Iowa City Community School District has been grappling with questions of accessibility on school playgrounds, with parents like Melissa Krishnan, whose 9-year-old son Isaiah uses a wheelchair, advocating for schools to use some of the methods adopted by local organizations like Arc of Southeast Iowa, to make sure every kid can play with their peers.

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Aug 10, 2017

The old complaint, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” may soon take on a new ominous meaning, according to the 2017 Iowa Climate Statement.

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Aug 9, 2017

This week, a new arts organization in Cedar Rapids will stage its first production. The Foundry Performance Laboratory presents Jason Wells’ Men of Tortuga under the banner of the organization’s performance division, the Foundry Forge.

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