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Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Nov 14, 2017

The dream fills the room when we unpack -- the parts -- the makings of our soon-to-be kitchen table.I remember reading that IKEA furniture in particular is more self-gratifying than...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 10, 2017

"National Novel Writing Month is very open to zaniness and wild ideas and exploration. There's not really a way to do it wrong, other than by not doing it."

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Oct 17, 2017

Leave the screams, the unspoken fights -- / “I can’t take it all, I ain’t gonna take it all, I don’t want none of it, I just want” -- /...

Posted by Jon Burke | Oct 13, 2017

Iowa City Book Festival Presents: Jon Kerstetter Prairie Lights -- Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. In July of 2003, Jon Kerstetter, a U.S. Army National Guard combat physician, found...

Posted by Enza Garcia Arreaza | Oct 3, 2017

¿Qué sucede cuando, en efecto, nadie te persigue? ¿Cómo te explicas el contraste generado entre la vida real que te espera al volver y este idilio en el Norte de...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Aug 15, 2017

We drive down blackjack road, thin and winding, hemmed by the woven trunks of trees and a sheer drop. “It’s a beautiful town,” he says. “All these trees. The hills....

Posted by Letters | 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...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 13, 2017

Too often overlooked among the series of festivals that bring an influx of artists to Iowa City is the MusicIC festival, now in its seventh year. Running June 21-24, the...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Genevieve Arlie | May 16, 2017

Underwires: you’re wearing them wrong! You’re wearing the wrong size the wrong way. For starters, the band, not the straps, provides primary support. For second, as any mammographer knows, your...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Apr 18, 2017

So I’m like eight, and my hair is slicked with Vitalis, and I’m riding in the back seat of our old Ford station wagon, surrounded by my brothers and my...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Mar 14, 2017

hibernates inside his heart for more than a month before cautiously emerging on a bitterly cold January evening as he rests his forehead against the upstairs bedroom window & watches...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Mar 2, 2017

Poet Terrance Hayes, who will be reading on Friday, March 3 at the Dey House in Iowa City, situates himself in a unique juggle. People tend to place things in...

Posted by Rob Cline | Feb 14, 2017

Gene Luen Yang remembers the first comic he ever bought: DC Comics Presents #57 Superman & the Atomic Knights. “That comic book blew my mind,” Yang said in a phone...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Feb 14, 2017

Hot Tin Roof By Kathryn B. Jackson Your intuition might fail you. Your sniffing-dog sense for the perils of men -- your extrasensory radar for the false love of fathers...