Interview: Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Díaz talks immigration, civic responsibility ahead of visit

Junot Díaz 100 Phillips Hall — Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Dominican-born, New Jersey-raised author and activist Junot Díaz has had a career as successful as one could dream, with a vulnerability and honesty that one rarely expects. His […]

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A restaurant divided: New Augusta owners part ways with original Oxford owners, head chef

Augusta Restaurant (630 Iowa Ave.) will be closing its doors briefly in early January for updates after co-owner Derek Perez had a falling out with Ben and Jeri Halperin, the founders and co-owners of the original restaurant, last week. History: […]

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Politically-charged vandalism hits Iowa City neighborhood

Earlier this week, locations next to Horace Mann Elementary School, including the 116-year-old hall that houses the Preucil School of Music, structures at North Market Park and an apartment building to the west of the park, were vandalized with spray-painted […]

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