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Book Review: ‘Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology From Middle America’

The mythology of “the Heartland” (also called “Middle America” or the “flyover states”) is usually rooted in archaic abstractions such as “traditional family values” and conservative ideals. These parts of the American landscape are described as if they are closed off by narrow boundaries, with rigid attitudes imposed upon the diverse populations inhabiting them. As […]

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Dear Kiki: I miss having night sex

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area can be submitted to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com, or anonymously using this form. Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or online. Dear Kiki, I miss having night sex. The kids are always home and are old enough that they […]

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Bernie Sanders stays warm, becomes a meme, starts popping up in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Marion

Sen. Bernie Sanders suddenly seems to be everywhere. In little over a day, the Vermont senator has movie cameos, appeared in classic paintings, visited New York and joined the crew of he starship Enterprise — all thanks to a photo from President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The original photo was taken by photographer Brendan Smialowski for […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Josh Carroll

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Josh Carroll draws comics, writes fiction and plays drums. A longtime resident of Iowa City, he now resides in southeast Cedar Rapids. This article was originally published in Little Village issue 290. […]

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Arts Issue 2021: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

For the 2021 Arts Issue, Little Village asked local artists to “build a utopia” through a one- or two-page comic. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is an artist, curator, writer, poet and Professor of American and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her recent book, ‘Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime’ […]

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