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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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Why I Blame Rush for the Tea Party

I read in an article this summer that the Canadian rock band Rush was filing a lawsuit against Kentucky senatorial candidate and Tea Party love-child Rand Paul. The power trio’s lawyers alleged that the Paul campaign’s use of their song “Spirit of the Radio” constituted copyright infringement. “Oh, the irony,” I thought, for the band, […]

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UR Here: C'Mon Get Hokey

“Home for the Holidays.” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” It’s that time of year when the return home defines the season for many people. Songs, movies and TV specials during the holiday season relentlessly emphasize homecoming, for both comedic and dramatic effect. And our highways and airports testify to the culture’s real-life enactment of this […]

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Astrology Forecast for December 2010

Astrology Forecast for December 2010 FOR EVERYONE ~ Put your cards on the table. There are major, inevitable, irreversible changes in the works and December brings them closer to reality. However, December will also bring a major, all but irresolvable standoff over these impending changes. At the same time, progress will stall out amidst epic […]

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Townie Hawk: Hawk Blocked

Hey Ricky, You so Fine No denying, he’s got the numbers. Ricky Stanzi is a better QB than he was last year. With just four interceptions (vs. 15 last year) and a higher completion percentage, Ricky’s made marked improvements that are worthy of respect. In his final bowl game, his senior year, he’s our man. […]

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Renovating Lives

The official ribbon cutting was still a few weeks out, but activity swirled around Shelter House Executive Director Chrissi Canganelli on this mid-November morning. We sat at a table in the common area, then made a “walk through” as she enumerated the assets of this new facility on Southgate Avenue. Staff was busy on the […]

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