Flooded with memories

2008 Iowa Floods

Whether it’s floodwaters churning through sheetrock and siding, or tornadoes ripping up foundation by the roots, the devastation wrought by natural disaster hardly seems cause for celebration. Organizers for Living With Floods, an educational and artistic collaboration between Hancher and several other University and statewide organizations, couldn’t have foreseen the events currently unfolding, but as […]

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Sugarcoating Las Vegas

While smart corporations rightly identify creativity as their most precious commodity, far too often higher education is stuck in an old Industrial Age model that rewards students with the best memories and the highest scores on bubble sheet exams. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. The great Kurt Vonnegut, […]

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Astrology Forecast: June 2013

Astrology Forecast

FOR EVERYONE—June’s chart tells us we have arrived at a new starting point. The period of testing and preparation are over. A time of difficulty is ending. There’s always a catch, though. Fulfilling the opportunities opening before us will mean squaring our personal circles, or doing something we have always wanted to do but never […]

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UR Here: Noxious nostalgia

UR Here

Summer is here, and those distinctive smells of the hot season abound: trees and flowers in bloom, humidity in the air, the ozone before a late-afternoon thunderstorm, your fired-up backyard grill, the chlorine in a refreshing pool. Many of these smells no doubt spark pleasant memories of childhood—those lazy summer days when time felt endless […]

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FilmScene meet and greet this Saturday at Scene 1

Film Scene Meet and Greet Saturday, June 8 – 12-5 p.m. FilmScene’s Scene 1, an upcoming venue for American and international contemporary films, is holding a meet and greet this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The single-screen theater is expected to open this fall and is located in the building once occupied by […]

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Your Town Now: ICE in Iowa

Vigil in Iowa City

It may have been just another Iowa City arrest for some, but in the minds of several community members it was a call to the picket line. Toting young children and clutching homemade signs, protesters made their way to the Johnson County Jail on April 27 to demonstrate support for a formerly imprisoned mother of two. […]

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The new crop: Midwest League baseball


Witness! Players with incredible names like Colton Cain, Damien Magnifico and Rock Shoulders (really!) as they fight for their baseball lives! (And to avoid an alternative career or another plan B they don’t even want to consider.) Here you can sit close enough to home plate to track the break on a breaking ball and […]

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The time I found out I was a whore


Comedy is a field historically dominated by men. As many comedians profess, there is an ever-present, underlying need for attention and approval that often drives them to the stage. Many of these men balance the nuance of a need to please with a talent for humor and create genuine comedy. When less talented comedians attempt […]

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Spend this Friday with Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will visit the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library this weekend in celebration of the newly opened exhibit, “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection.” The travelling exhibition runs from May 11 through October 27. As one of the United State’s most accomplished diplomats, Albright’s pins became a […]

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