After a semester of anticipation the day was finally here where we met the man who was making this all possible: Tony Hsieh. We entered the morning in shark infested water, although to our surprise there wasn’t a lot of bloodshed. […]
The following is part six in a series detailing the efforts of UI students as they work alongside influential Las Vegas entrepreneurs, including Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, to help reimagine the city’s downtown area. Today’s piece follows two students as they chronicle a busy day of “reimagining downtown.” […]
Arriving in Las Vegas, we were greeted with a basket of goodies welcoming us to The Ogden and serving as a survival kit for the week. These goodies ranged from bananas and protein bars to ring pops and the March issue of the Zappos Employee Newsletter.
However, there was one “treat” that was left in this basket that immediately struck me: an Etch A Sketch. In a way, the Etch A Sketch can serve as a metaphorical representation for the manner in which Reimagining Downtown Fellows have worked to build a better downtown. […]
The following is part four in a series detailing the efforts of UI students as they work alongside influential Las Vegas entrepreneurs, including Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, to help reimagine the city’s downtown area. […]
Numerous times over the past two days the Downtown Project workers have discussed the notion of dog years, the ideology that so much can get done in so little time. It is mind-blowing that you can collide with so many inspiring people in just twenty-four hours that you find yourself creatively exhausted, but in a great way. […]
The following is part two in a series detailing the efforts of UI students as they work alongside influential Las Vegas entrepreneurs, including Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, to help reimagine the city’s downtown area. Armed with a budget, powerful ideas and knowledgeable contacts, the group will be spending the week out West to turn their ideas into reality. Meanwhile, they’ll be writing about their experiences right here on Little Village Read part one for more details.
With numerous shows and readings taking place across multiple venues, trying to stay on top of the week-long Mission Creek Festival is no easy task. Stay ahead of the curve with our 2013 Mission Creek Festival guide. In this special Little Village insert, We discuss all of the festival’s must-see events plus a whole lot more. Won’t you join us? […]
Tonight marks the release of the first installment of long-awaited, locally produced sci-fi epic Moon Zero Three. (Starring former Hawkeye basketball star Acie Earl!) Check out the trailer and head over to PATV (206 Lafayette) for the 7 p.m. screening. […]
For some, a single visit to Iowa City means love at first sight. For others, seeing the beauty in this town takes a little more time. In honor of issue number 100, three friends (including two long-term LV contributors) got together to talk about Iowa City, why they’re here, why they love it, and what […]
Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids metro area. Each month, a selected piece under 1,000 words is published in Little Village, and the author receives a $100 honorarium. The series takes its name from a famous play and movie by former Iowa City resident […]