Jennifer Fawcett wins Smith Prize for political theater

The 2015 Smith Prize for Political Theater award goes to Iowa City resident Jennifer Fawcett for her untitled play which tells the story of a family tragedy with enormous social consequences. The Smith prize, which is administered by the National New Play Network, encourages playwrights to address pressing cultural issues through personal stories, and Fawcett’s piece […]

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Apres Wine Bar and Bistro to open by the end of June


Après Wine Bar and Bistro, the first restaurant to arrive in Iowa City’s Peninsula Neighborhood, will open its doors before the end of the month says owner Emmet Carmichael. The menu at Après will focus on small plates and wine, drawing inspiration from European dining culture; the name comes from the French for the word […]

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