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Watch: Bernie Sanders talks support for medicinal marijuana, decriminalization

In addition to being a Vermont state Senator, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is both the former governor of Vermont and the former mayor of Burlington, where marijuana possession is decriminalized — a state-wide measure Sanders says he supports. “If you are possessing a small amount of marijuana it should not be a criminal offense, it should […]

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Watch: Bernie Sanders says there should be accountability for Iraq war crimes

When asked about the possibility of prosecuting members of the Bush Administration for war crimes commited in Iraq and Afghanistan, democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told Little Village, “Torture is not what the United States of America should be about.” Those who made the decision to transgress on what the United Nations calls […]

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Watch: Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton is his toughest competition, but believes he can win the race

In a recent interview with Little Village, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he was all too aware of his competition in the 2016 presidential race. “Obviously I am running against a woman who is well known, who’s husband was president, who ran for president,” he said of Hillary Clinton. “We,” he said of his own […]

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Drew Barrymore to visit Iowa City, read from forthcoming memoir

Drew Barrymore reads from ‘Wildflower’ First United Methodist Church — Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Drew Barrymore, E.T. actress and author of the drug-drenched teeny-bopper autobiography Little Girl Lost, will read from her new memoir, Wildflower, in Iowa City. Hosted by Prairie Lights Bookstore and moderated by Iowa Public Radio’s Charity Neebbe, the event […]

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Local exhibition: Frances Cannon’s ‘Normal Mutations’

Frances Cannon’s “Normal Mutations” The Paper Nest — Friday, September 4 at 5 p.m. This evening The Paper Nest gallery will host a show of local artist (and occasional Little Village contributor) Frances Cannon’s artwork, including prints, silkscreens and water colors. The exhibition will largely exemplify Cannon’s taste for the strange and strangely lovely. The Paper […]

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Sara Paretsky named 4th annual Paul Engle Prize winner

Sara Paretsky, feminist author of the acclaimed bestselling V.I. Warshawski mystery series, has been named the the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s fourth Paul Engle Prize winner. Following the announcement, Paretsky, who was born in Ames, Iowa, said, “We all have one or two fundamental questions about life—about our own lives—that we keep returning […]

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Pornhub is offering a $25k scholarship and the application might surprise you!

Paying for college is … hard. Fortunately, Pornhub — the internet pornography streaming site and mainstay of college dorms everywhere — has proudly introduced its inaugural Pornhub Cares Scholarship, worth $25,000. “[We] work hard to help make millions of people feel happy every single day,” their site claims. “In turn, we would like to help […]

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Keep cool at local pools, but beware E. coli and algae

Johnson County beach bums and pool-goers hoping to beat the heat in the last days of summer should be wary of the microscopic company they keep. “August is the peak month for the blue-green algae blooms that are an increasingly common threat to Iowa Lakes during the summer,” The Press-Citizen reports. Caused in part by […]

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