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Revival to take over Soap Opera space

After the Soap Opera announced its plans to close in January after 34 years in business, many in Iowa City have been mourning the inevitable loss of a downtown fixture. But plans are already underway for the storefront as next-door neighbor, Revival, intends to expand into the space and be open by March. Revival sells […]

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Community members respond to divisive Pentacrest statue

The Daily Iowan reported earlier this morning that a statue depicting a Klu Klux Klan member appeared on the Pentacrest, created and placed by Serhat Tanyolacar, the recipient of the 2014-15 printmaking fellowship at the University of Iowa. The art installation, which has since been removed, was not affiliated with the university. Tanyolacar intended to […]

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Savage Love: Labia of love

I have been insecure about the way my vagina looks for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I would fantasize about the day I would grow pubic hair long enough to cover its unsightliness. That day never came, and I was left with an enormous insecurity about it. My labia minora […]

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Iowa City factory embroiled in wage theft dispute

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Iowa City Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging that the Iowa City RockTenn factory, located at 2561 Independence Rd., had denied wages to at least a dozen of its temporary employees. Complaints from workers include being told to show up for […]

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