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Stranded in Sierra Leone

Stranded in Sierra Leone

For residents of Iowa City, Ebola isn’t a lived experience. We don’t view it through the lens of hospitals overcrowded with the dead, dying and distressed, or faceless public workers in hazmat suits dragging black body bags out of our neighbor’s home, or border crossings shut down, manned by soldiers with loaded automatic weapons. With […]

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The truth about TIFs

Illustration by Mark Vollenweider

In mid-July, the Iowa City City Council authorized $14.1 million dollars in TIF-funded financial aid to the $49 million dollar, 15-story luxury high-rise named The Chauncey. The debate over the city’s decision to essentially subsidize part of the construction of The Chauncey—which will include more screens for FilmScene, a bowling alley, art gallery space and […]

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