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Show Photos: KRUI Pre-Mission Creek Party

Happy Mission Creek Week, everybody! For the third year in a row, I’m going to be running crazy from venue to venue all week, bringing the sights of each night to you. So let’s kick off the photo extravaganza with the KRUI Pre-Mission Creek Party at the Mill. This is a short slideshow, but there’s […]

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Janeane Garofalo interview

Janeane Garofalo began her stand-up career in 1985. In just over a quarter century, Garofalo has been many things to many people. She was one of the faces of the “alternative comedy” boom of the late-’80s and ’90s. If Winona Ryder’s dark and complex manic-pixie-dream-girl in a left-of-center romantic comedy needed a best friend with a biting wit and common sense: Garofalo. […]

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Style Points: Spring has arrived

I hope you kept your black combat boots and grunge tees from the ’90s, because, if you haven’t, you are going to wish you had for spring! The difference is that in 2013, we juxtapose them with beautiful feminine pieces like a draped neon dress and delicate necklaces instead of exclusively with the baggy oversized jeans and plaids of yore. […]

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(American) Winter is coming this Saturday

Given the scope of the 2008-9 financial collapse and recession, it is safe to say that most of us know people who were adversely affected by this economic disaster in some way, perhaps profoundly so. We may not, however, have witnessed many of the more private moments of suffering, emotional turmoil, physical deprivation, shame, and hopelessness that such victims endured and, sadly, continue to endure. […]

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The Tube: Why the classics?

Although people nowadays don’t delve into its past as actively as before, film is a medium with a past that is acknowledged and cherished. If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be any effort by people like Martin Scorsese to preserve and re-release films that could be lost to time like the Australian outback film Wake in Fright. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: March 28-30

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Iowa City Weekender. We’ve highlighted three must-see events spanning three days, giving you just a taste of the happenings around Iowa City this weekend. Details after the jump! […]

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Gabe’s to screen “Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer” April 3

Want more proof that Mission Creek Festival is more than just a Music & Literature Festival? On April 3rd, at 7PM, before the White Lung show, FilmScene and Mission Creek Festival will be screening the Iowa Premiere of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Grandma likes to keep her people close

Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in Iowa City. The series is organized and juried by representatives of three Iowa City-based cultural advocacy organizations: The Englert Theatre, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature and Little Village magazine. […]

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