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Photos: ‘The Last Night In America’ offers laughs, raises funds for ACLU of Iowa

It was standing room only at The Mill in Iowa City for “The Last Night In America.” The event raised $2,200 for the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and offered a sense of community for those who are scared or concerned about the new president and his administration. It was a variety show of […]

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Iowa City man attempts to burn a flag in protest of Trump inauguration

Iowa City resident Andrew Alemao attempted to burn a flag Friday on the Iowa City Ped Mall as an act of protest against the Trump inauguration. Alemao was interrupted by a bystander who disapproved of the act and wrestled with him, trying to take the flag away. Police arrived quickly and diffused the situation. As […]

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Photos: Hawkeyes Win In Overtime Against Michigan

The 8-6 Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team hosted the 10-3 Michigan Wolverines for their first conference home game of the season. In a game where neither team led by more than seven points, the young Iowa team was able to best the more experienced Michigan 86-83 in overtime. Senior guard Peter Jok led the Hawkeyes with 25 […]

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Photos: Rapperchicks ring in the new year at The Mill

Chicago-based rap crew Rapperchicks brought 2016 to an end with style and flow during a packed masquerade party at The Mill. Emcees Psalm One and Angelenah were backed up by Iowa City’s DJ Johnny Sixx, who spun a set of his own to get the party started and kept the dance party happening after midnight. […]

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Photos: Jucifer Headlines An Evening Of Heavy Duos

Legendary sludge metal duo Jucifer shook the walls of Gabe’s in Iowa City on Friday, filling the stage with their signature wall of amps and massive drums. Jucifer’s set is an experience, there is no on stage banter, no tuning breaks, not a moment is wasted. Once husband and wife duo Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar […]

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Sleigh the Runway elevates local designers

Iowa Fashion Project and Go Cedar Rapids’ Sleigh the Runway brought over a dozen of local designers together to share their looks on an extraordinary runway in an unlikely space. The foyer connecting the Double Tree Hilton Hotel to the U.S. Cellular Convention Center is usually home to ticket sales, meet and greets or travel […]

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Community members voice opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

Over a hundred community members gathered outside the Army Corps of Engineers offices near the Coralville Dam as part of a National Day of Action in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. People of all ages held signs and voiced their concerns about the use of eminent domain and the pipeline’s impact on the environment […]

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Photos: Witching Hour delights, informs many during second annual festival

There was plenty to explore during the first day of the Witching Hour. The festival returns in its sophomore year and once again opened with a diverse collection of discussions, including Jason Sole’s From Prison to PhD: A Journey of Pain, Promise, and Protest, in which Sole discussed his path from gang life, through prison, to becoming a […]

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Photos: Bernie Sanders campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Iowa City

This campaign season has proved that Bernie Sanders is no stranger to Iowa City. The Vermont Senator and former Democratic Presidential candidate returned to campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday. Sanders spoke along with Johnson County Democrats Mike Carberry and Rod Sullivan of the Board of Supervisors, as well as Kurt Friese, a […]

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Photos: Local H returns to Gabe’s

Local H’s Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding are no strangers to Iowa City. The post-grunge duo have graced the stage at Gabe’s several times in the past few years in support of their latest album, Hey, Killer. Lucas, who was a founding member in 1987, and Harding, who joined in 2013, are a well-oiled, rock […]

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Photos: STRUT, walking the catwalk for a cause

The University of Iowa’s undergraduate queer organizations hosted STRUT, a charity event to benefit United Action for Youth in association with LGBT History Week. Hunter “Hunty Bunches” Gillaspie and Dan “Sugar D” Solon hosted the event dressed to the nines in their drag personas and invited people to strut their stuff down the catwalk in […]

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