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Loneliest Place on Earth Movie Review

The Loneliest Place on Earth Short Film, 13 min Directed by Cody Stokes Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 8:40pm In Cody Stokes’s The Loneliest Place on Earth, which has the elegance and mystery of a parable, a man is stabbed in a St. Louis alley. He doesn’t want to go to the hospital for fear of […]

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Moonboy Movie Review

Moonboy Short Film Directed by Adam Calfee Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 6:20 Adam Calfee’s Moonboy is an animated short about a kid, a kind of everyman, who, as his apathetic mother smokes in the dirty kitchen, flips endlessly through the channels, which show an endless catalogue of things to be depressed and then apathetic about. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 13-17

Wednesday, August 13 Iowa City Farmers Market Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp (lower level) 410 E. Washington St. Iowa City, Iowa 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., music by The Gilded Bats from 5-7 p.m. Free Treasures abound at the Iowa City farmers market. There’s approximately 70 vendors to choose from. Whether it’s fresh-from-the-earth produce or flowers, herbs, […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 6-10

Wednesday, August 6 A Community of Writers: Creative Writing at The University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum, Pentacrest Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free Cities aren’t born cities of literature–they’re made. Check out “A Community of Writers: Creative Writing at The University of Iowa” today […]

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Pitch Perfect

The Pitchfork Music Festival, now into its third year, is the best event of its kind happening in America right now. In fact, it is kind of a disservice to call Pitchfork a “music festival”—given the bad connotations associated with the term (drunken idiots, mud and garbage baking in the hot summer sun, ughh). However, […]

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Paul's Picks: August 2008

What are you selling? What’s everybody asking for these days? Who’s hot? That’s what they ask me these days at the bookstore. I’ll tell you one thing we don’t have to work very hard to sell is the new collection of hysterical David Sedaris essays, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. His many fans, who […]

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On the Beat: Summer shows

After the Independence Day success of the 80-35 Music Festival in Des Moines and the Jazz Festival here, it’s Cedar Rapids’s turn to get into the summer festival mix with its second annual New Bohemia Music Festival. This year they were planning for major expansion and a more youthful sound, but the floodwaters washed away […]

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Roll Tape!

Perspectives on the Iowa Filmscape The state of Iowa still struggles to prove itself as a cultural oasis, attractive to those looking for a well-rounded place to plant new roots. Iowa City is some kind of exception to this, but still lacks the entertainment options of a big city—even if it has that big city […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 1-3

Sometimes the natural course of things set in and your weekend options are dictated by the turning of the earth. This is such a weekend. Summer is closing fast (school starts when?) and Iowans love a good festival. In that vein, your weekend options all depend on where you want to spend a care-free August […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 24-29

The big story is RAGBRAI. It’s an awesome experience, but if you don’t already have bicycling plans, you may want to steer clear of North Liberty and Tipton as things will be awfully crowded. There’s still a lot of other stuff going on this weekend, and one show on Tuesday. Thursday, July 24 Johnson County […]

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Dark Knight Movie Review

Dark Knight 150 min Directed by Christopher Nolan Every summer, a new round of superheroes arrive as a pulp retreat from the oppressive summer heat…or so it used to be. Not this time. Dark Knight is not mindless summer escapism but a brutal caricature of our own sinister world. Putting as much distance as possible […]

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Iowa City Weekender: July 17 – 20

Hey-ya, it’s the weekend! The mid-point of summer has hit and there’s only one way for the amount of sunlight to go from here: down. Fight the humidity and take advantage of every minute. Thursday, July 17 Moving Home Brucemore 2160 Linden Drive SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa Phone: 319/362-7375 Thursday – Saturday, July 17 – […]

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