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Townie Hawk: Iowa football’s greatest hits and misses

If you’ve watched the Hawks for any length of time, you know that they’ve got a few go-to plays that are the bread and butter of their game. Sit through a single series, and you quickly realize that our offensive strategy is to run two out of every three downs. Yet, in the UNI and Wisconsin games there was some spark of a passing game that sent Hawkeye hearts aflutter. […]

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Townie Hawk: From combines to casket coolers — A journey through Hawkeye tailgates

If any sports-related event is evidence that being a fan is more about togetherness than trophies, it’s the tailgate. I walked to Kinnick the day of the Iowa vs. Iowa State game to get some insights into this unique cultural phenomenon from the die-hards who do it every gameday. […]

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Townie Hawk: Snack-sized Big Ten football facts (and drink recommendations) to share at your next tailgate

Welcome back to football, fans of the sport and/or binge drinking. The Big Ten season opener against Wisconsin glimmers on the horizon, and with it comes the sick dread of unspecified mayhem that only a true Hawkeye fan can understand. Will we play the spoiler to someone else’s championship season (Ohio State last year, anyone?) […]

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Two winter markets keep IC shopping fresh

Sycamore Mall's Winter Market

Little Village would like to take this opportunity to remind local eaters and shoppers: There’s still a Farmers Market in Iowa City! Yes, even in the ice-capped tundra, you can still find local vegetables, knitted crafts, purses, handmade soaps and more every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m at the Sycamore Mall (1660 Sycamore […]

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Hip hop for the holidays this Friday at Gabe’s

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For those of us wishing to give back this holiday, and to hear some music devoid of the treacly sentimentality of traditional holiday fa-la-la, Gabe’s presents the 1st Annual Hip Hop for the Holidays Donation Drive this Friday at 9 p.m. There are three things I like about this event. 1. I don’t have to […]

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Iowa-grown comedy tonight at the First Avenue Club

The Comedian Coalition

Doing comedy is brave. And it’s also very hard. If you’re good at it, people laugh. If you’re bad at it, there is weird, sweaty silence. The Comedian Coalition is a group of six intrepid Iowa comedians who are set to descend upon The First Avenue Club this Thursday at 8 p.m. For a mere […]

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Simon Van Booy reading Sunday at Prairie Lights

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Let the swooning commence. Literary heartthrob Simon Van Booy is set to yet again grace the podium of Prairie Lights, this time to read from his new novel The Illusion of Separateness. Van Booy is the Frank O’Connor Prize-winning author of the short story collection Love Begins in Winter and his widely-heralded debut, The Secret Lives of People in Love. […]

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