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Little Village magazine issue 238: Mar. 7-20, 2018

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 238. In this edition, following a historic state basketball championship between Iowa City’s West High and City High, we invite students from the two schools to write about the opposing team’s head coach. Also inside: Columnist Brandon Soderberg takes a look at what Trump’s supposed favorite […]

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Iowa City’s high school girls basketball dynasty

The Iowa City West High School girls basketball team’s victory over City High’s previously undefeated team in the finals of the Class 5A state championship on March 2 wasn’t just a great game, it was a history-making one. For profiles of City High Coach Bill McTaggart and West Coach BJ Mayer, Little Village turned to the experts — high school journalists.
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Iowa City pummeled by storm of kids using the WiFi

Iowa City residents barely avoided pandemonium as a forecasted blizzard dumped nearly 1.25 inches of snow over the area Thursday afternoon and into the evening. Residents were not surprised yesterday to receive phone calls, voice mails, text messages and emails from Superintendent Stephen F. Murley at 4:16 p.m., 4:17 p.m., 4:18 p.m. and 4:19 p.m. declaring in advance the closure of all area schools as a measure to keep residents safe from a snowfall that very nearly re-coated sidewalks cleared just days before. […]

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Iowa City’s John Hopkins graduated from Gabe’s to become one metal’s most renowned sound engineers

For the past decade, legendary Iowa City citizen John Hopkins has been living on the road as a highly sought-after front-of-house tour sound engineer for some of the heaviest and most beloved sludge and stoner metal bands in the galaxy: the Melvins, Corrosion of Conformity, High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Weedeater, Neurosis, Boris, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Alabama Thunderpussy, Municipal Waste, Buzzov•en and others. […]

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Little Village magazine issue 234: Jan. 3-16, 2018

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 234, our annual arts issue! Tasked with predicting the year ahead, local artists have come together to offer a not-so-wholesome glimpse at what the future holds. From global warming to Trump foibles, there’s something for every curmudgeon (and optimist too, if you’re into that sort of thing). […]

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Just Announced: Little Village and Big Grove present Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Moen Feb. 15

We’re already swooning over this event, just confirmed for Valentine’s weekend. Presented by Little Village and Big Grove Brewery, Caroline Smith is coming back to town and joining Elizabeth Moen for a night of intimate, solo performances on Thursday, Feb. 15. […]

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Staff Picks: Last-minute holiday shopping

You’ve probably missed it: that ominous deadline that all but a few online retailers have for the last date you can order and still receive your purchases before Christmas. And the only apt word for the mall this time of year is quagmire. If you still have gifts to buy, though, fret not! You can fulfill all of your buying needs at the local level. Here, our staff sets out some great finds that you can buy right downtown — no need to cross all of your fingers, bribe your postal carrier or keep refreshing the tracking info on UPS.com. […]

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