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Think About It, America: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Prepare to Invade Your Skulls

When I talked to David Cross he was leaving a celebrity poker tournament. It was a benefit for Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth-writing center, 826 Valencia. Cross was heading to the subway, then home to walk the dog and meet up with Amber Tamblyn—actor, poet and fiancé—for their friend’s thirtieth birthday party. I started with the […]

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Today (1/29): Painting + Dance Party at The Red Avocado

One week ago, the owners and staff of The Red Avocado served their last customers. They have spent the week getting all of their equipment out of the building, but there are still two days left before the bulldozers will arrive and take away all that remains of 521 E. Washington. I ran into Co-owner […]

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H. Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser to join David Cross at Mission Creek 2012

The Mission Creek Festival announced this morning that frequent collaborators H. Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser will join David Cross at Mission Creek 2012. This lineup is not part of a tour or anything, just something these friends putting together for us here in Iowa City. If you are a fan of cartoons for grownups, […]

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Current Science Illustrated Vol III is out now – Also, Wandering Bears are in town tonight – 12/16 at Blue Moose

This has been a great week around here. We launched the new littlevillagemag.com, started hearing all the awesome news about Mission Creek 2012, met with Andre Perry and Hugh Ferrer to pick out a Hot Tin Roof winner for January, and even made it out to a house show last night at Brendan Records, where […]

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Mission Creek 2012: First Shows Announced!

With the first snowfall just a few days behind us, it is officially time to start talking about spring, when it will get here, and the many joys it will bring. I’m not talking about tank tops, raindrops, or flower pots… I’m talking about Mission Creek, yo! Mark your calendars and turn in your time-off […]

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John Dilg Lecture: Retracing the Path of the Labyrinth–A Close Look at Tom Aprile’s Real and Mythic Daily Exits

This Wednesday, Sept. 28, UI Painting and Drawing Professor John Dilg presents a lecture on the work of the late Iowa City Sculptor, Tom Aprile. The UIMA has curated a presentation of Aprile’s work, currently on disply in the North Reading Room on the second floor of the UI Main Library. […]

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"American Meat" Plans Iowa City Showings Aug. 3 & 6

In Iowa, perhaps no politics hit home quite like the politics of food. While films like Food Inc. and King Corn have helped familiarize us with the scope of industrial agriculture and the problems associated, American Meat, a new documentary by Graham Meriwether, tells the stories of farmers finding alternative markets for their products, offering […]

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A Legacy at Work

This month, Iowa City artist Tomás Lasansky releases his monograph, Icons and Muses. To flip through its pages is to be brought back to an experience many Iowa Citians will relate to: huddling in the Java House for hours (years), pretending to read, pretending to write, caffeinating yourself into a paranoid belief that you are […]

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Liberty Leg / Douglas Kramer Nye / Koplant_No (trio) – Public Space One – 1/26/11

Thanks to all three bands for helping us kick off our series from PS1. Unforgettable sets from all three acts in the performance space combined with the PS1 silent auction–which turned out to be one of the coolest group shows to hit IC in recent memory–made this an event we were truly proud to be a part of. […]

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