An interview with Peter Buffett

Peter Buffet

Peter Buffett is an Emmy Award-winning composer, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author. He also happens to be the son of Warren Buffett, famed philanthropist and one of the most successful investors of the 20th century. Despite his unique upbringing, Buffett often hears the same platitude time and time again. “For Warren Buffett’s son, […]

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EPX Animation & Gaming Con to feature industry pros


The video game industry is a diverse network of creative, design-oriented professionals whose names resonate with millions of video game fans across the world. For every J.J. Abrams, there is a Phil Fish. For every Guillermo Del Toro, there is a Jonathan Blow. Their keynotes draw thousands, and their philosophies on interactive design and player agency are incredibly complex for a hobby that’s often derided as a brainless exercise in destruction. […]

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Security video of Hookah Cove burglary released


Iowa City Police have released security video showing an April 15 burglary at Hookah Cove (357 East College Street) in the hopes of identifying the suspect. CrimeStoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to this suspect’s arrest. Full press release and video below. On Monday, April 15th, at approximately 9:00am, Iowa City Police […]

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Celebrate Earth Month with these local events

Truck Farm

Iowa City has been coping with what is, evidently, some sort of freakish week-long thunderstorm complete with flash floods, power outages and sogginess abound. With that said, what follows are some Earth Month highlights for April 18-30, wherein we will grit our teeth, smile politely and thank the Earth for being such a swell place (most of the time). […]

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Behold, the future of parking downtown

Visitors of downtown Iowa City may have noticed some shiny new parking meters in recent days.

As part of a parking meter pilot program, city officials have temporarily installed meter equipment from five different companies in a bid to gain feedback on which is the best ‘fit’ for Iowa City. […]

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Letter to the editor: “Terrorism”

FBI Headquarters

Monday was a busy day. Since I don’t have a smart phone, I was forced to get my news about the bombings in Boston second-hand. I asked a classmate if there had been any leads as to who had been behind the bombings. My informant replied that it was suspected that the bombing was an act of terrorism. I thought that answer was curious because it said nothing at all about the bombing or the bomber. However, it may have said a lot about us. […]

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The electric car gets its revenge

Revenge of the Electric Car

With 30 new models introduced since 2010, The electric car has enjoyed quite a resurgence in recent years. Though this infrastructure-intensive vehicle might seem a bit more illusive to those of us in the Midwest, charging station initiatives continue to creep inward from either coast and home-charging solutions are becoming increasingly viable. As of January, Iowa hosts 33 public charging stations, though only four electric vehicles are registered to Johnson County. […]

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UR Here: Home is where the hygge is


Hygge (roughly pronounced hö-geh, though with a little more “oo” on that umlauted o) is a Danish word that defies English translation. Its closest Anglo analogue is probably cozy, but that doesn’t fully capture what hygge is all about. Hygge is a feeling, a condition, but Danes tend to define it more by action and situation than abstractions. […]

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