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George’s Buffet is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Saturday

It wasn’t a surprise that George’s Buffet won “Best Home Away from Home” in the inaugural Best of the CRANDIC Awards last year. The Northside bar with its old-fashioned wooden booths, Skyscraper-Moderne style back bar, 60s-era flocked wallpaper and welcoming atmosphere seems like it’s always been a part of Iowa City. […]

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Issue 267 | July 3-30, 2019

Plug into Little Village issue 267 and nab a front-row spot to the head-banging rhythms, scathing lyrics and DIY ethics of Eastern Iowa’s flourishing local metal scene. Plus: HIDE’s Heather Gabel on making radical art, shouting down catcallers and raising…

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With everything from pie contests to monster trucks, the 90th annual Johnson County Fair starts on Sunday

The 90th annual Johnson County Fair will bring ugly cakes, excellent pies and monster trucks to Johnson County Fairgrounds starting on Sunday, July 21. The fair run through Wednesday night, and will conclude with a concert by Spencer, Iowa’s Casey Muessigmann, who appeared on season three of NBC’s The Voice, as well as the traditional fireworks display. […]

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Sasami brings raw emotion to The Mill

Sasami Ashworth, known professionally as Sasami, will be coming to the Mill on Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. as she tours to promote her debut, self-titled album, released earlier this year. Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door). […]

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Riverfront Crossings Park will have its grand opening on Saturday

Riverfront Crossings Park, the newest addition to Iowa City’s public park, will have its grand opening on Saturday. The opening day festivities are scheduled to start at 3 p.m., with an art project in the park’s Nature Play Area for kids to participate in, as well as other family-friendly activities. […]

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George’s Buffet is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Saturday

It wasn’t a surprise that George’s Buffet won “Best Home Away from Home” in the inaugural Best of the CRANDIC Awards last year. The Northside bar with its old-fashioned wooden booths, Skyscraper-Moderne style back bar, 60s-era flocked wallpaper and welcoming atmosphere seems like it’s always been a part of Iowa City. […]

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Track premiere: Dana T’s “When I Trust The Written Word”

Dana Telsrow, who works as an engineer at Flat Black studios, has released several albums of his own songs as Dana T. He also records and performs with Karen Meat. He’s a busy guy, with some big musical ideas. The pair of instrumental songs, the recently released “YouTube For Self-Help Idiot” and “When I Trust […]

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Five questions with: Author Caite Dolan-Leach

Reading: Caite Dolan-Leach, We Went to the Woods Prairie Lights — Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Caite Dolan-Leach’s second novel, We Went to the Woods, focuses on the cyclicity of the young person’s desire to abandon all and run with those who share their beliefs. She will read from her newest work at Prairie […]

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Dance for Our Lives, mixing music and politics to fight gun violence

In the past year, the young activists of March for Our Lives Iowa have staged a die-in, taken part in marches, lobbied lawmakers and stayed active on social media in an attempt on keep people’s attention focus on gun violence and the need for political action to address the problem. On Saturday, they are trying something new: a dance. […]

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Album Review: Bonne Finken — Gauntlet

Sometimes, a short, powerful album free of forced lightness is exactly what you need. Bonne Finken gives just that. Her junior album tells the artist’s truth — no sugar, no cream. Gauntlet, out July 7, is refreshing in its bitter yet hopeful honesty. […]

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Letters to the Editor

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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Letter to the editor: The tangled concept of personhood

Personhood? Who has recently tangled themselves in that labyrinth and fallen for the heartbeat cliche? And how ironic that the Christians, for millennia the purveyors of patriarchal prejudice and, too often, downright hate, with its resulting mayhem, how ironic that they have fixated on the heart as an indicator of anything. […]

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Letter to the editor: The Iowa City climate plan is a joke — so revamp it now

By Jeff Biggers. Iowa City’s recycling and composting program, thanks to environmental wizard Jennifer Jordan, the city’s amazing resource management superintendent, has been making solid gains in dealing with CO2 and methane emissions. So, why is IC’s Climate Action Plan such a joke? […]

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Letter to the editor: Cathy Glasson should challenge Joni Ernst in 2020

By Mary Gravitt DEMOCRATS! WAKE UP! Nominate Cathy Glasson to challenge Joni Ernst in 2020. Like the majority of Republican/Tea Party senators, Ernst is more interested in maintaining political power and Trump’s approval than serving the interests of Iowans or the American peoples. Iowa has been out of political balance since Senator Tom Harkin retired. […]

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