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Universtiy of Iowa #12 Party School

With Spring Break approaching (and this inexplicably only now popping up on my Google Alerts), it’s fun to reminisce about some of the awards our vaunted University has won this year. #12 party school being near the top. If you’ve ever lived within a mile of campus, or done a little tailgating, this should come […]

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Mixes Mixes Mixes

Not only do I occasionally do a DJ mix from time to time, I host other people’s mixes as a favor. And seeing as how the average LV reader is not an electronic dance music fan, I feel I should do my part and introduce you to some free mixes to listen to. Tom Cox […]

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Iowa City Weekender – February 20-22

Every once in awhile we like to switch it up a bit on the Weekender—try a little something different. So for this edition, we’re scrapping the daily breakdown for a thematic breakdown. Enjoy! (or hate, as you please) Listenin’ William Elliott Whitmore | The Picador, IC | Saturday, Feb 21, 9pm and Sunday, Feb 22, […]

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Iowa City Weekender – February 13-15

Last weekend was a lost weekend for the weekender. My usual Thursday morning weekender write up time was replaced with a trip to the hospital for the birth of my daughter. Sorry, priorities. But, we return this weekend with a Valentine’s edition. Lots of shows are sold out (including Dr. John) so if you still […]

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Afloat Upon a Sea of Books

This is a story about the story of books in Iowa City, told through the words of the town’s mesh of buyers and sellers and enjoyers, young and old and odd. It is a long story, but in no way exhaustive, surely missing many angles and colors of this City of Literature’s romance with literature, […]

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Iowa City Weekender – January 30-February 1

There’s a little something going on this Sunday called the Super Bowl. 43% of all U.S. households watch the event and chances are that, even if you think football is for savages, somebody will invite you for a party. You should go for the guacamole if nothing else. And did you know that the Super […]

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Iowa City Weekender – January 23-25

It’s cold outside. That means two things: bad global warming denial jokes, and more time spent inside. But, all that indoor partying, snacking or sitting on one’s butt, requires some outdoor activity, so here’s 4 reasons to stay in and one reason to go out. Friday, January 23 The Thinkin’ Lincoln exhibit is gone from […]

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Iowa City Weekender – January 16-18

Iowa City, it’s been too long. We’ve missed you. But we had a good break. Hope you enjoyed your festivus, like the rest of us. It’s January, so it’s time to make some resolutions. Here goes: 1) More weekenders. That’s right, we’re coming back after a short hiatus. And we’re starting this weekend, see below. […]

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On the Beat: Prepare to be judged

January is the month of perpetual hangovers, and if December was any indication, the whole damn town might be frozen over. So I’m going to partake in the long tradition of using the New Year to pass judgment and make changes—though, not on myself (fine, more vegetables), but on the local venues (Mill: more vegetables!). […]

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Laughing Matters

A barstool and microphone left on a small stage isn’t just a scene from New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. Iowa has it’s comedy clubs too. Though few in number, a visit to any of these comedy havens rewards the audience with just as much laughter and talent as you’d find in the entertainment […]

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