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A-List: Climbing PoeTree

Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in WaterClimbing PoeTree, Alixa + NaimaSaturday, September 27, 2008, 7pmWesley Center, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa CityWhat more can be said about water after the summer we’ve just had here in Eastern Iowa? That we’re all composed of it, that we all depend on it, and that we all now […]

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On the Beat: Up and coming

Labor Day weekend: the end of white shoes, sure, but also the first school-day off–and the start of National Potato Month (seriously). Oh yeah, right here and now, the great month of September, National Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. September, National ADHD Awareness month, and–wait–what was I talking about again? Just kidding. Celebrate […]

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50 Years of Obsession With Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is celebrating this fall its 50th anniversary as an object of obsession for movie lovers. This year also marks the less-auspicious 15th anniversary of when I became obsessed with it in the commons room of a college dorm. Though I squirmed right off the filthy couch at the final scene, when a […]

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A Disco Less Traveled

Arthur Russell was straight outta Oskaloosa, an Iowa native, born and bred. He died of AIDS in 1992, leaving behind a sprawling and obscure body of music that hops through genres—sometimes imploding them, and other times inventing new styles along the way. After escaping the Hawkeye state to join a San Francisco Buddhist commune in […]

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The Real Food Supercenter

This is the time of year that we flatlanders pine for during the snows of January, when it’s a full 100 degrees colder than it is right now, and all the humidity is frozen to our windshields. September in Iowa is what makes things grow so well here – the hot, sticky dog days that […]

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Finding Wonderland: Taking a Trip to Camp Euphoria, part one of two

I looked around at all the signs in Iowa City. Camp Euphoria in Lone Tree stuck out I was the editor there 3 years ago. I went into John’s to get a piece of Havarti dill and saw the sign that said whiskey tasting tomorrow. I asked them what time. They said in an hour. […]

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Hear Them Roar: The Iowa Women's Music Festival

[audio:zoe_lewis_never_too_old.mp3] Zoe Lewis – Never Too Old (mp3) Feminists burning their bras in protest, women such as Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Linda Ronstadt on stage, and the Equal Rights Amendment finally up for ratification—this was the1960s and 1970s, an era of women’s liberation, and, one could easily assume, a heyday for women’s music. Wrong. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 31 Update

Whoops! We mistaken listed the Amana Beer Festival on Saturday instead of Sunday. I’m sure you could find some beer at Millstream Brewery on Saturday, but if you want to be a part of the festival, better go on Sunday. Sunday, August 31 Bike to the Amana Festival of Beers | Bicyclists meet at Herky […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 28-31

[update: we mistakenly listed the Amana Beer Festival on Saturday. The event actually takes place on Sunday] First a plug…LV works tirelessly to bring you weekend goodies every Wednesday. If you like what you read, send it on to a friend and help us build our community. (Or point them to www.littlevillagemag.com to sign up […]

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part of me wants to be him

Nick Petira might start a whole new genre of music with this, hermavocal pop, at least that’s my wish. From maxon5ames5’s comment, “that girl sounds like a guy!!!!!” to vicktorr2008’s “the moment i heard you singing jasmine’s solo, i squealed like a girl. i am a girl, but what the hey. you have an AMAZING […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 21-24

If you’re a student, you’ll probably attend at least one event at the University of Iowa Welcome Week. And there’s plenty of fun to be had–from the President’s Block Party to Chuck Klosterman at the Englert courtesy of the UI Lecture Series next Wednesday. But, there are also, plenty of non-University events this weekend to […]

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Landlocked Film Festival

Editor’s Note: A summer full of festivals winds down this week with the second annual Landlocked Film Festival. This year, Iowa City’s umbrella organization Summer of the Arts wove Landlocked into the fold, giving the fledgling festival a bigger profile than last year’s inaugural event. In our August issue, we previewed two Iowa Film Festivals, […]

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