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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...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Jan 31, 2017

Junot Díaz 100 Phillips Hall — Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Illustration by Cheryl Graham Dominican-born, New Jersey-raised author and activist Junot Díaz has had a career as successful...

Posted by Little Village | Dec 6, 2016

[vc_single_image image="110262" img_size="medium" add_caption="yes"]Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Old Fashioned • 1.5 oz Bulleit Rye • 3 dash Angostura...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Oct 18, 2016

Hot Tin Roof By Adam Prato “Trick or treat!” Something small and green dropped into the plastic bag Jennifer had held out. “What is that?” she asked. “A Brussels sprout,”...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Sep 20, 2016

Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in Iowa City. The series is organized and juried by representatives of three IC-based cultural advocacy organizations: The...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Aug 16, 2016

Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in Iowa City. The series is organized and juried by representatives of three IC-based cultural advocacy organizations: The...

First Folio
Posted by James Trainor | Aug 16, 2016

Pages of William Shakespeare's First Folio at the Bodlean Library, Oxford -- photo by Ben Sutherland via Flickr Creative Commons Shakespeare: You’ve probably heard of him. You most likely had...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Jul 22, 2016

University of Iowa Every summer the University of Iowa welcomes high school-aged artists from around the country and the world to Iowa City for the Iowa Young Writers' Studio (IYWS)....