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Civic Duty

As much as we enjoy our beloved town, Iowa City’s not exactly at the top of the list of “must see” locations for visiting foreign dignitaries and officials. After all, Iowa City is just one of the many thousands of small metropolitan communities that–from coast to coast–dot our nation’s landscape. What exactly makes our town so remarkable?

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Crude Caution

The images of oil-covered birds, fish and marine mammals haunt us. The tar balls wash up onto formerly pristine beaches, the dispersants seep in long tendrils under the surface. Wetlands and estuaries are threatened, and the government and BP only just now seem to have some sort of grasp on managing the spill.

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Full Roast of Iowa City (Streaming)

Here it is, folks! We have the full roast of Iowa City ready to stream for your pleasure, hosted by Little Village Magazine and Prairie Lights Book Store. Video editing is by Yale Cohn, with video courtesy of Ed Butler. There are 13 videos total–one for each author or songwriter–so sit back, relax and enjoy some classic Iowa City roasting!

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Roast of Iowa City Recap

Yesterday marked Little Village Magazine’s first roast of Iowa City, complete with food and wine courtesy of Motley Cow Cafe and Okoboji Wines. Held at Prairie Lights and hosted by Little Village contributor Yale Cohn, Iowa City residents marched up one-by-one and emphatically put our beloved city in its place. For every bit of vitriolic humor, there was a generous helping of adoration of course, but boy was it fun to let loose on the City of Literature. […]

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