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The Broccoli Beat: 4/20-friendly biscuits

April 20th, also written and known as 4/20, is just around the corner. Cannabis enthusiasts often celebrate this date by smoking or otherwise consuming more of the plant than they normally would. If you’re such a person and have scheduled a trip to a state where it’s legal, you may want to consider giving this […]

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Mortifying sex moments (and how to survive them)

One of the most common questions I hear in my practice is, “Is that normal?” More often than not, the answer is yes. I asked some fellow Iowans to divulge their most mortifying sexcapades, and boy, did they deliver. I’ve included some of these stories below, along with some tips and context. […]

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Iowa City Pride brings genderless drag to The Mill on Friday with the Mister Iowa City and Iowa City Diva pageants

Mister Iowa City, one of Iowa City Pride’s drag pageants, returns for its second year on Friday night. This time the interpretations of “masculine” presented in the Mister Iowa City event will be joined with the first Iowa City Diva pageant, in which the performers present their interpretations of “feminine.” […]

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A brief history of Judaism in Iowa

The first Jewish mayor of an American city, by some accounts, was Iowa City’s Moses Bloom. Bloom left his native Alsace, France in 1850 and arrived in Iowa City in 1857, where he soon took over ownership of a clothing store on South Clinton Street (in the space currently occupied by Ewers Men’s Store and […]

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The original Paul’s Discount in Clinton is closing

When it was announced last April that Paul’s Discount was closing, the Cassidy family, which owned the store that had become an Iowa City institution, said they would be keeping the original Paul’s location in Clinton, Iowa open. But on Tuesday, the Clinton Herald reported that city’s Paul’s will close by July 31. “It has […]

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‘People are ready for a new generation of leadership’: 2020 presidential Julián Castro on his path to politics, immigration reform and more

Julián Castro was candid about his place in the large field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during his live Political Party Live’s podcast interview at The Mill Sunday. The former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, who also served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, is still slowly […]

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Dave Loebsack will not run for reelection in 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack announced on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2020. “I have enjoyed beyond my expectations serving the people of Iowa’s Second District for the past 13 years,” the Iowa City Democrat said in a statement. Loebsack was first elected to Congress in 2006, when he defeated Jim Leach, a […]

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