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Keeping Father’s Day

That’s me feeding my father, Fred, in the picture above. My sister, Kate, is on the right. I don’t remember the occasion, but it must have been an occasion. In those days taking photos was mostly reserved for occasions… […]

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Show Preview: Rubblebucket 03/21/2012-Gabes

Rubbelbucket | 8:00pm | Gabes | $8 General Admission Spring is here, so let’s have a party! And how better to celebrate its arrival than dancing to some bouncy, danceable and life affirming beats and horns at a show that’s guaranteed to get you moving and smiling? Fresh off the exhausting SXSW music festival circuit, the rapturous […]

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Your Town Now: License to Complain

Iowa City, often called the Athens of the Midwest, is, like its more famous cousin, a hotbed of learning, activism and civic engagement.

Nonetheless, only an abysmally low 5.11% of registered voters (2,598 people) voted in our recent City Council primary election, while the other 48,222 registered voters living in Iowa City couldn’t be bothered to, apparently. […]

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Video: Roast This Town 2

Little Village Magazine’s Second Annual Roast of Iowa City had well over 200 people packed into The Mill and laughing it up for an hour as every last one of Iowa City’s sacred cows were gutted and cooked, every tender scab picked at, and every one of our town’s beloved “quirks” exposed as the grand mal neuroses they really are. […]

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North Liberty’s Blues and BBQ Makes Summer Official

In Chicago, the truest sign that summer had arrived was the delicious aroma of grilled meat wafting through the air all along the lakefront as the thousands of folks who had been held hostage by winter for entirely too long gathered along it to grill up some barbecue with their friends and family and offer up thanks for having made it through another long and gloomy winter. […]

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Townie Hawk: Bears Beat

After a season that began with high hopes and ended with stories of high players, people are looking elsewhere for their football fix as we enter the time of year where games have real meaning. Sure, the Hawks were invited to the Insight Bowl (motto: “Arizona is warmer than wherever the hell you’re from this […]

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Windows into Wartime

This is a book review, but it’s not about a book. Yes, it is a book insofar as it involves words printed on paper and some pictures and it’s bound and has a spine and you can hold it in your hands, but “book” doesn’t come close to describing Jesse Albrecht’s Objects for Deployment. In […]

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