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Photos: Lexicon Collective presents Beyond the Hemline – 4/23

Spring in Iowa City brings a handful of hair and fashion shows, and Beyond the Hemline has set the bar high this season. The Lexicon Collective, with the help of local stores, designers and other businesses, took over the White Lightning Wherehouse for an entire evening of fashion, titillating entertainment, and music. […]

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Upcoming Shows: The Pines Return to Iowa for May Shows

The Pines just wrapped up an April East Coast tour run in support of Jeffery Foucault and are coming back to Iowa for a run of shows in May as well as a radio appearance on Little Village Live on KRUI.

The KRUI appearance will be Wednesday, May 4th broadcasting from Public Space One. Come out to the studio to see the show live from 5-6 PM and there will be snacks provided by New Pioneer Co-op!

The Pines will be gracing the stage at the Mill Restaurant in Iowa City on Friday night as well. Seth Winger is opening and tickets are $10. Doors are at 8PM. […]

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On the Beat: F’n A, It’s May!

On May 1, 1965, at an annual celebration in Prague, Allen Ginsberg was crowned the King of May. The tradition of May Day and its royalty was founded back in who-knows-when for reasons of who-knows-what (pagans or something), but on this particular May Day, ’60s counterculture and communist oppression met head-on. After Ginsberg was paraded […]

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Talking Movies: Is Quentin Tarantino Overrated?

The featured director this month in the Englert’s American Filmmakers Series is Quentin Tarantino. True Romance, which he wrote but didn’t direct, is showing Tuesday, May 10, and Pulp Fiction, his dubious masterpiece, plays the following Thursday. Does the director of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds deserve to be ranked alongside John Cassavettes, […]

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The Tube: No Rating Points for Trying

When CBS president Les Moonves hired Katie Couric for a $15 million-a-year anchor gig at the Evening News back in 2006, he was riding a mandate from the Corporate Board and loving every minute of it. His primetime lineup was a star-studded Nielsen #1. Local affiliates were showing record profits. CBS News, with all those […]

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The Stage: Local Playwrights Debut

First things first: The winner of last month’s contest is Rachael Carlson, who not only came up with a reference to urine in Shakespeare but also came up with one that I did not even know, from Measure for Measure: “It is certain that when he makes water, his urine is congealed ice.” Congratulations to […]

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A Legacy at Work

This month, Iowa City artist Tomás Lasansky releases his monograph, Icons and Muses. To flip through its pages is to be brought back to an experience many Iowa Citians will relate to: huddling in the Java House for hours (years), pretending to read, pretending to write, caffeinating yourself into a paranoid belief that you are […]

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The Tube: No Rating Points for Trying

When CBS president Les Moonves hired Katie Couric for a $15 million-a-year anchor gig at the Evening News back in 2006, he was riding a mandate from the Corporate Board and loving every minute of it. His primetime lineup was a star-studded Nielsen #1. Local affiliates were showing record profits. CBS News, with all those […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Soft Spot

It was late May and school was out. Em was on the porch steps watching her dog. She had been watching the dog for some time. The dog had stopped moving as much as usual, and now stopped altogether. Tufts of fur had been falling away from its body. This had gone on for weeks. […]

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Crafty: Hot Thyme in the City

Don’t let your apartment dwelling ways dictate your green thumb. You’ve got to fight for your right to rosemary (and basil and chives). The experts at Pleasant Valley Garden Center (1301 South Gilbert St.) have generously shared some tricks of the trade, so let’s get your apartment-friendly herb garden started. […]

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