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Stranded in Sierra Leone

For residents of Iowa City, Ebola isn’t a lived experience. We don’t view it through the lens of hospitals overcrowded with the dead, dying and distressed, or faceless public workers in hazmat suits dragging black body bags out of our neighbor’s home, or border crossings shut down, manned by soldiers with loaded automatic weapons. With […]

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NewBo holiday market to feature 80 local artisans

The holiday shopping season unofficially kicks off this week, and in anticipation, NewBo City Market (1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids) is holding holiday artisan markets offering locally produced gift options for shoppers. The holiday artisan market will open next Friday, Nov. 28 and go through Dec. 21. NewBo typically has guest merchants on weekends, […]

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Historic cottages on South Dubuque Street in danger

The Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the fate of three 19th century cottages today at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The commission will review an application, submitted by Hodge Construction, that seeks to rezone the 600 block of South Dubuque Street from a commercial land zone to a mixed-use building zone. The […]

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Savage Love: Sticking points

I am a 30-year-old trans guy, on T since college, happy and comfortable with my sexuality. However, I can’t find any helpful health info on a fetish I’ve developed: I insert needles directly into my clit, maybe an inch and a half in. I’m not talking through it, like a piercing, but into it, going […]

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