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Your last minute guide to Iowa caucusing

The day is finally here: the Iowa caucuses take place tonight, Feb. 1. If you need a refresher on how to partake in the political tradition, here’s your cheat sheet for getting out there tonight. Note: One of many unique things about the Iowa caucuses is that the rules vary by county. This guide is […]

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Goat on the run

On Friday afternoon, the University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication released a statement asking residents to be on the lookout for a rogue animal: Just before 9 a.m. Friday, a goat escaped a portable carrier at the University of Iowa Research Park while being transferred to a vehicle for transportation to a housing facility. […]

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Givanni’s owners say they may reopen in current space

Changes may be coming to Givanni’s. Rumors earlier this week suggested that the Italian-American Ped Mall mainstay may be closing or replaced by another restaurant altogether. Though details are still in flux, Jason Alt, business manager at Etre Restaurant Group (which owns Givanni’s), confirms that a shakeup may be in the restaurant’s future. In an […]

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Hamburg Inn No. 2 is sold

The owners of Hamburg Inn No. 2 sold the historic Linn St. restaurant today. This is the first time in its 60-plus year run that the business has left the hands of the Panther family. The reach of the diner, founded in 1948 and beloved for its brunches and pie shakes, as well as its […]

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Laverne Cox lecture canceled

A talk by actress and activist Laverne Cox, slated for next Monday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m, at the Iowa Memorial Union, has been canceled due to a “recent scheduling conflict,” according to a press release from the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement. The lecture was to be part of the Just […]

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Iowa City author Garth Greenwell hopes to break the ice for queer writers working in Bulgaria

Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell’s debut novel, What Belongs to You, begins when an American high school teacher meets a young prostitute named Mitko in the bathroom basement of Bulgaria’s National Palace of Culture. The book that unspools their relationship is already poised to be one of the best of the year. It takes us through Sofia, Kentucky and a complex web of memory that makes us consider the ways all of our relationships are shaped by need and longing, both emotional and material. That longing is woven into our narrator’s very fiber and the complex country that surrounds him and the charismatic, complicated Mitko. […]

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