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Posted by Little Village | Dec 5, 2017

Last year's Dumpster fire has spread to the landfill. But there were some good parts. Little Village contributors weigh in on the highs and lows of 2017.

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 3, 2017

McDonald's is bringing back their 1998 limited-edition Szechuan dipping sauce at the insistence of Rick and Morty fans. One Iowa City location will distribute the now-famous condiment.

Richard Hell -- Illustration by Jacob Yeates
Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Nov 20, 2015

Illustration by Jacob Yeates "Fuck Rock and Roll (I’d Rather Read a Book),” Richard Hell sang in 1974, back when he played in the band Television. He also co-founded two...

Gotham
Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 2, 2015

In this depiction of Gotham City, a teenage Batman is still coming into his own as Detective Gordan struggles to keep his city in check. The first season of Gotham,...

Posted by Bailey Kelley | Jul 27, 2015

Victorian gender roles gone riot grrl --Video still via Another Period Comedy Central’s Another Period, written and created by Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately) and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates), follows...

The Tube
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Jun 30, 2015

https://youtu.be/MQt_z_eZVSo As excited as we are for our annual respite from the cold, the heat of summer—also known as “swimsuit season”—can bring with it anxiety, and for some, feelings of...

Posted by Bailey Kelley | Jun 1, 2015

The warmer months are usually thought of as a television hiatus reserved for re-runs and Saturday afternoon movies, but these summer releases will give you something to look forward to...

The Bachelor Man!
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jan 5, 2015

Chris Soules of Arlington, Iowa makes his debut tonight in the season 19 (season 19!) premiere of ABC's The Bachelor, a strangely anachronistic show wherein dozens of women compete on...

Black-ish on ABC
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Nov 26, 2014

Though it's not perfect, ABC's Black-ish attempts to contextualize racial identity in contemporary America. A couple issues ago, I put the ABC sitcom Black-ish on the list of new fall...

Rectify
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Oct 24, 2014

“I can’t quite get a handle on the concept of time yet.” These words by Daniel Holden (Aden Young) in the first episode of Rectify describe both his experience...

The Tube
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | May 13, 2014

Boner and boob jokes are now mainstays across numerous guy-centered, raunchy television comedies: Workaholics, Two and a Half Men, Blue Mountain...

The Tube
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Mar 13, 2014

Since its debut on HBO in the spring of 2012, Girls has polarized viewers. Some consider it to be a refreshing and humorous portrayal of less-than-likable female...

The Tube
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Jan 17, 2014

Who needs a heater when you have the warm, gentle glow of a television screen? -- photo by Rachel Jessen It’s cold and snowy outside, but despite our desire to...

On the scene at Short's Burgers and Shine
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jan 9, 2014

Short’s Burgers and Shine briefly transformed into a television set Monday as area filmmakers wrapped up the final shot for an independently produced...