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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: 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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Simon Van Booy reading Sunday at Prairie Lights

Van Booy

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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