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Miserable weather didn’t stop artists or patrons from attending the 25th annual Marion Arts Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Nearly all of the 50 scheduled artists braved the rain and subsequent mud to showcase their work under the shelter of their tents.

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Issue 221 | May 17 – June 6, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 221. In this edition, LV takes a look at how activists are responding to the rising tide of conservatism in Iowa as collective bargaining rights, gun control — including…

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Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 22, 2017| Community/News, Featured

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.

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 22, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

Meat Wave played a one-off show at Gabe's Saturday night. The Chicago post-punk outfit had nothing but great things to say about Iowa City, and frontman Chris Sutter told the...

Posted by Zak Neumann | May 21, 2017| Arts & Entertainment, Featured

Miserable weather didn’t stop artists or patrons from attending the 25th annual Marion Arts Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Nearly all of the 50 scheduled...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 19, 2017| Community/News

The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle lawsuits by former field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum and former Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer who said that they were...

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Letters to the Editor

Apr 4, 2017

By Loren Glass and Kathrina Litchfield After Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list and has remained a bestseller ever since. Apparently, bookstore clerks weren’t joking when they moved dystopian fiction to current events. Like the Ministry of Truth,...

Mar 14, 2017

I was picking up passengers at the Cedar Rapids airport. While I was waiting for their flight to land, I read a copy of your magazine, Little Village. On page six in Letters to the Editor, Steven Vosatka asked why Hancher Auditorium does not accept cash. [Aaron Hill, the Hancher food service supervisor,] offered this...

Mar 5, 2017

Ed. Note: Joe Flynn, the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, wrote this letter in response to a Democracy in Crisis story “Flynn’s transformation from ‘Water Brother’ to hardliner” by Baynard Woods. Democracy in Crisis verified the identity of the author but chose not to edit the letter. Baynard: I hope this finds...

Mar 3, 2017

By Saffin Parrish-Sams Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment, lost wages and compensation to workers injured on the job. At least that’s what it’s supposed to do. In reality, insurance companies often abuse the...

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Latest Features

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 six siblings — three girls and three boys, sort of an avant-garde Brady Bunch — George formed the El Dorado Players, named after the street they lived on in...

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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 the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and shares this honor with only four other libraries and five museums across the country.

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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 falls outside of the mind — perceptions, sensations, attunements. President Trump issued a proclamation on March 31 declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month — the […]

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