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Just Announced: Edward Snowden to join live lecture and Q&A via satellite at Englert Theatre

Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War Englert Theatre — Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The University of Iowa Lecture Committee and Veterans for Peace announced today that Edward Snowden will be participating live in next Monday’s lecture, “Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War,” featuring former CIA anlayst Ray McGovern and FBI whistle […]

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‘Innovation is Encouraged’: UI Office of President asks faculty to submit revenue strategies

In a letter sent to faculty on Sept. 1, Prof. Chaden Djalali, dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), invited faculty to partake in what he called “a wonderful opportunity” to come up with new revenue strategies for the University of Iowa. “Suggestions might include new online courses or […]

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‘Community, Culture and Couture’: Thompson & Co. celebrate new location with grand opening event

Thompson & Co. Salon Grand Opening 513 E. Washington St. — Friday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m. Iowa City’s hair and styling community just got a little bigger. Thompson & Co. Salon Parlor, owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Bobby and Kayla Thompson, will have its grand opening on Friday. Bobby and Kayla have each […]

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The Yes Men pose as members of the Iowa Regents’ efficiency review committee

Update — Video of the performance: The Yes Men delivered a satirical speech today at the Iowa City Public Library wherein they posed as representatives of the Iowa Regents, as well as the private consulting firm that is doing the University of Iowa’s “efficiency review” (called TIER — “Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review”). The action was in response to a lack […]

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Album Review: Barry Phipps – The Town

The needle drops on Barry Phipps’ The Town and an uplifting organ crackles and pops, skipping its way through a brief instrumental intro and sighing toward a jolly, aptly titled “Sunny Sunday Afternoon.” It may feel a bit too twee for a spring 2015 release, but it is catchy and beautifully arranged, and repeat listens create an emotional reassurance rooted in a kind of imagined nostalgia; it’s as if a past that can’t be placed is painting a future for us of daily routines carried out with care and civility, and neighbors remembering to love before being left to miss one another. […]

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Fruition, for now: Brendan Spengler and Gilt Gambrel headline works-in-progress variety show

Brendan Spengler hangs his head and sighs: “If I don’t put a strict deadline on myself, I’ll work on something forever, and never call it finished.” It’s a near-universal… […]

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Interview with UI Grad Arthur Jongewaard, Set Coordinator for ‘God’s Pocket’

This week, FilmScene is screening God’s Pocket, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last projects before dying tragically in February of this year. God’s Pocket is also … […]

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At The Mill: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks with Sleepy Kitty, Lonelyhearts, Dewi Sant

For Iowa City, the chaos of a new semester may be knocking, but we don’t have to open the door quite yet. Some of your friends are back in town, and The Mill is offering the perfect opportunity to catch up with them over light beers and chilled-out indie rock. It’s 8:30 p.m. now, night […]

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