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Review: ‘Between Gravity and What Cheer’ showcases Iowa’s quirks and charm

Shot over the course of four years, Barry Phipps’ new book, Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs (published by University of Iowa Press), is a lovely 112 page book with 105 color photographs showcasing the quirks and charm found in small towns across the state. […]

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Just announced: Trash Talk returns to Iowa City

Hold on to your hats — hardcore punk heavyweights Trash Talk just announced a show at Gabe’s on Monday, Nov. 13, presented by Black Clapton. Opening will be Iowa City’s own thrash-punks In the Mouth of Radness and hardcore-grind four piece Closet Witch. […]

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Photos: Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Iowa City

On Monday, around 40 University of Iowa students and community members gathered on the Pentacrest to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and highlight the ongoing struggles Indigenous people face. The rally was organized by the UI Native American Student Association (NASA) and several members of the group shared what the day meant to them. […]

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Photos: Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar stops in Iowa City

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Chris Wiersema’s Feed Me Weird Things listening series hosted another night of music and literature at Trumpet Blossom Cafe Thursday, Sept. 21. The real treat of the evening was Mdou Moctar, who traveled all the way from Niger and is in the middle of his first ever United States tour. In addition to Tuareg […]

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Photos: Born Leaders United presents The Unique 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]An average alleyway off of the pedestrian mall was once again transformed into a runway for the Unique 2, a fashion show presented by Born Leaders United with support from other downtown businesses. BLU CEO Andre Wright emceed the event that featured streetwear as well as international street fashions to celebrate Iowa City’s own […]

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Photos: Bloated Saturday 2

For the second year Bloated Kat Records’ Bloated Saturday festival took over both stages at Gabe’s with back to back 30 minute sets from over 30 punk bands of all stripes. This year’s festival was so bloated it stretched across both Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 25 and 26) and featured a host of local, national and international acts. […]

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