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Benefit concert to support local food movement will celebrate the memory of Kurt Michael Friese

Field to Family’s 2019 Local Food Festival will feature a celebration of the memory of one of the nonprofit’s founders with the Kurt Michael Friese Memorial Benefit Reception and Concert on Wednesday. Friese died unexpectedly in October 2018, at the age of 54. He was a renowned local chef and restaurateur, who along with his wife, Kim McWane Friese, owned and operated Devotay […]

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Issue 270 | Sept. 4-17, 2019

Dig into Little Village issue 270. Would banning pet stores cut off the cash flow to puppy mills, or are animal welfare advocates barking up the wrong tree? The adopt-or-shop debate continues in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Plus: Urban Bush Women, a dance…

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As Oscar season approaches, FilmScene’s fall lineup is ripe for the picking

A Jeff Goldblum-led drama about a lobotomy-happy physician; a documentary on beekeeping traditions in Macedonia, and another chronicling the fraught one-child policy in China; a remake of a 2006 Oscar-nominated foreign film, starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams; a quiet thriller about a Pentecostal snake-handling cult in Appalachia, with Olivia Colman as its matriarch. And […]

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Benefit concert to support local food movement will celebrate the memory of Kurt Michael Friese

Field to Family’s 2019 Local Food Festival will feature a celebration of the memory of one of the nonprofit’s founders with the Kurt Michael Friese Memorial Benefit Reception and Concert on Wednesday. Friese died unexpectedly in October 2018, at the age of 54. He was a renowned local chef and restaurateur, who along with his wife, Kim McWane Friese, owned and operated Devotay […]

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This Week in the Village: Sept. 8-14

Catch up on the biggest headlines, videos and photos published by Little Village in the past week. […]

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Two opportunities to see co-authors of Holocaust memoir ‘Survivors Club’ in Iowa

The co-authors of the Holocaust memoir Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz will be in West Des Moines and Ames for two presentations hosted by the Iowa Jewish Historical Society (IJHS) on Sept. 15 and 16. […]

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La Wine Bar & Restaurant is taking over the former BeerBurger space in downtown Iowa City

After being home to two short-lived burger joints — Zombie Burger and BeerBurger — the space at 180 E Burlington St is getting is getting a fresh start. La Wine Bar & Restaurant will bring an Asian-style bar to downtown Iowa City. “I want to try to make something different,” owner ShanShan Kong told Little Village. […]

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Bever Woods neighborhood under consideration for historic landmark status

The first neighborhood survey scheduled as part of Cedar Rapids’ Historic Preservation Plan will start this month, with an analysis of the historic qualities of the Bever Woods neighborhood. The city received an $18,000 Certified Local Government grant from the state for the survey, which will be completed in two parts by Wapsi Valley Archaeology. […]

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joins antitrust investigations of Google and Facebook

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced this week that he’s one of eight state attorneys general leading an investigation in Google’s business practices. The probe is aimed at determining whether the company is violating antitrust laws. […]

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Letter to the editor: Larix decidua, in memoriam

In the early morning hours of Sept. 10, 2019, the world lost a treasured, tired friend. The European larch tree, of Iowa City, was uprooted in a storm that claimed two other campus trees. She didn’t so much die as she was ripped from the earth that fed her. Nothing can survive absent nourishment. The moon that night was waxing gibbous;
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Letter to the editor: Larix decidua, in memoriam

In the early morning hours of Sept. 10, 2019, the world lost a treasured, tired friend. The European larch tree, of Iowa City, was uprooted in a storm that claimed two other campus trees. She didn’t so much die as she was ripped from the earth that fed her. Nothing can survive absent nourishment. The moon that night was waxing gibbous;
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Letter to the editor: Stop whining

I am so tired of whiners. Johnny’s mom doesn’t make him clean the bathroom, why should I? Suzie’s mom doesn’t make her take out the trash, why should I? China and India don’t clean up all their air, water and food problems, why should the U.S.A.? South Carolina doesn’t clean up all their contaminated rivers, why should Iowa? […]

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Letter to the editor: Why are you not antifa?

The recent resignation of adjunct professor Jeff Klinzman from Kirkwood Community College has focused attention on the activist group antifa. On Aug. 22, KCRG’s Jeff Scheinblum aired an investigative report, digging up comments by Klinzman on Facebook that some people might find offensive, but the headline was Klinzman’s claim that he was antifa. […]

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Letter to the editor: Who is responsible for cleaning up the microplastics in downtown Iowa City?

As I write this, it is the first Monday in August 2019 and it is snowing in downtown Iowa City. Tiny pieces of Styrofoam are drifting lazily down onto my car in the Clock Tower Parking Ramp and the alley outside. They polka-dot the sidewalk and form tiny drifts up against curbs and walls, as they have done in this area of downtown for weeks now. […]

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