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Photographing moments of humanity at the border

My name is Sergio Flores. I am a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist currently based in Austin, Texas. Being Mexican-American, it was really important to me to contribute to the conversations around issues that relate to people like me, or people who look like me … to look for moments that contain humanity. Here are two photos that tell two of those stories. […]

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Issue 269 | Aug. 14 – Sept. 3, 2019

Dive into Little Village issue 269. As City Park Pool turns 70, and Iowa City considers the future of its parks and pools, the history of swimming in IC shows how elusive the “public” in “public pool” can be. Also inside: David Berman, one of the greatest…

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Gabe’s gears up for a Rebel Rampage of social justice

Rebel Rampage is on a mission to put the political rage back in rock and roll. Rebel Rampage’s show, with special guest drummer Gabe Wallace sitting in for Balfour, at Gabe’s on Aug. 19 is free and open to anyone 19 and older. […]

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Fields of Yogis promises growth and connection at fourth annual yoga festival

Fields of Yogis was designed to cultivate a sense of community for yoga specific to Iowa, as the name indicates. The event’s motto, “Choose How You Grow,” similarly combines the agricultural context of yoga in Iowa with the sense of self-determination and an orientation toward wellness that is important in the practice of yoga overall. […]

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LV Recommends: Edith Lucielle’s Bait Shack and Wing Depot

With the casual diner aesthetics, you might assume every menu item would be served to you directly from the fryer (where it arrived straight from the freezer), but Edith Lucielle’s serves a wide variety of homemade dishes, including homemade tenderloins—something I had never heard of, even as a lifelong Iowan—and homemade tiramisu. […]

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Mormon Trek Boulevard going from four lanes to three, adding bike lanes

Mormon Trek Boulevard, one of Iowa City’s most traveled streets, is being converted from four traffic lanes to three. One through lane in each direction between Westside Drive and Melrose Avenue, will be eliminated and a dedicated center turn lane will be added. […]

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John Hickenlooper, one of the many Democrats running for president, drops out of the race

John Hickenlooper announced on Thursday he is dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. “I ran for president, because this country is being ripped apart by politics and partisan games, while our biggest problems go unsolved,” Hickenlooper, the former mayor and former governor of Colorado, said in a video posted on social media. “Today, I’m ending my campaign for president, […]

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Photographing moments of humanity at the border

My name is Sergio Flores. I am a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist currently based in Austin, Texas. Being Mexican-American, it was really important to me to contribute to the conversations around issues that relate to people like me, or people who look like me … to look for moments that contain humanity. Here are two photos that tell two of those stories. […]

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Brock About Town: Blood, sweat and beers

Right now, across America, idyllic small towns just like ours are also experiencing a heat wave of epic proportions. They’re probably cowering inside, worrying about pedestrian things like heatstroke and sunburn. Here in Iowa City, we’re a little hardier. We attend outdoor blues concerts when the heat index is 105 and let our children […]

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Album Review: Subatlantic — Villains

Subatlantic is not a band that would be described as impatient. Although they have been together since 2009, playing occasional gigs that secured their place on the Quad Cities music scene, they just released their debut EP, Not Louder, But Closer, in 2015. […]

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Letters to the Editor

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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Letter to the editor: An inmate’s song against mandatory sentences

By Dustin M., Iowa Medical Classification Center Correctional Facility (Oakdale Prison) I wrote this song in a dusty piano closet while in the throes of anger towards the system we are trapped in. The song is long. Part of it I sing with a beautiful voice and part of it I rap. There are stops, […]

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Letter to the editor: Keep school resource officers out of Iowa City schools

I write to implore the Iowa City Community School District to stand firm on their previous decisions to not put SROs (school resource officers) in our schools. I am certain that those who advocate for their placement in our schools come from a place of caring, but I fear they will have an opposite effect on our community, […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa legislature should override veto of CBD bill

We all make mistakes. Gov. Reynolds made a mistake when she vetoed legislation that would make essential improvements to Iowa’s medical cannabis program. She got bad advice and didn’t listen to the Iowans most directly involved. These are our friends and neighbors who suffer every day with such debilitating, life-threatening conditions […]

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