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Townie Hawk: Bears Beat

After a season that began with high hopes and ended with stories of high players, people are looking elsewhere for their football fix as we enter the time of year where games have real meaning. Sure, the Hawks were invited to the Insight Bowl (motto: “Arizona is warmer than wherever the hell you’re from this […]

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Your Town Now: The Month that was December 2010

Porter Agonistes The City Council decided to “defer indefinitely” a motion to decide on renewal of The Summit’s liquor license after Police Chief Sam Hargadine submitted a newly expanded chronicle of Porter’s deepening financial troubles. We’re not saying that the writing’s on the bathroom wall for the man who profited so handsomely during the go-go […]

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Despair vs. The Most Efficient Machine Ever Created

Do you get frustrated with traffic congestion and scarcity of parking in town? Does owning and maintaining a car rank high on your list of expenses? Do the constant news reports warning of mass-scale environmental degradation, pollution and economic recession seem depressing? Do you prefer to not even think about health problems such as heart […]

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Art Show Photos: Jesse Albrecht, UXO (Unexploded Ordinance) Art Show, PS1 – 11/19

I presently catching up on my blogging — there are lots of shows from November that I hope to share with all of you in the next few days (if all goes as planned) so they’re likely to be brief and loaded with photos. Those of you who have read the December Issue of the […]

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Rant: Who Did Iowa Just Elect Governor?

Before Chet “The Big Lug” Culver, there was Tom “I never, ever look as though I’m enjoying myself” Vilsack. And before that, Terry “The Caretaker” Branstad. Before I go on, let me say that I speak only for myself, not Little Village Magazines, it’s overlords, minions, or lackeys. Terry Brandstad was Lieutenant Governor during the […]

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Your Town Now: The Month that was November 2010

Moods swung and curses were muttered throughout downtown as the 21 ordinance stood the test of a public vote. The scene outside the Sports Column–which was to host a victory party for the anti-21 crowd–spoke volumes: people sulked out, a young man got to speak to reporters and the joint was empty by 11. Previous […]

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