Those that follow Iowa City’s game day police reports may have noticed one arrest in particular involving an incredibly intoxicated fan…
Iowa City is about to receive its annual plague of beer zombies. Between students coming back, the ruckus of football weekends and party-town binge drinking, the number of these late-night drunks staggering the streets will increase exponentially. For all residents that find beer zombies lost in their neighborhood, flailing in their yard or evacuating their […]
WELCOME TO YOUR “BACK TO SCHOOL” EDITION of Pro-Tips with Wayne Diamante! I hope you all had terrific summer vacations, internships, voluntary rehabilitations and work release programs. I myself have just returned from vacation in the Old South, and … well, I’ah do declare the splendor of the Savannah airport’s Paula Deen souvenir display is […]
(via Wonkette) If you’re done whining about High Overlord Fidel Hitler Obama shoving health care down your throat, let’s take a wee peek outside the United States and explore the lives of people. In some countries, instead of raining down health care, leaders are shelling their own populations with chemical weapons. Per the Washington Post: […]
A group calling itself Iowans for Animal Liberation hid in the Agriculture Building of the Iowa State Fair Saturday evening, waited until the building closed and proceeded to toss red paint on this year’s 1000+ pound butter cow sculpture. Before leaving, the group painted the phrase “freedom for all” on the sculpture’s refrigerated storage vessel. […]
Perhaps like me, Trayvon Martin never felt like an American. Even though I was born in Philadelphia and lived the better part of my life there, I have always felt like a voyeur. This feeling of anomie persists in spite of the fact that my maternal grandfather was born a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
The July 13 verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, which found him not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, evoked powerful reactions that exposed difficult and complicated truths about experiences of race throughout the country. While some people were outraged by the jury’s decision, others celebrated a victory for justice. Social media helped to organize […]
This past weekend, most likely unbeknownst to a majority of Iowa Citians, COGS, the University of Iowa graduate employee union (also known as the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students), hosted the 22nd annual Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions and 9th annual Canadian Coalition of Graduate Employees conference, C/CGEU. Union delegates traveled from distances as nearby […]