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Photo Gallery: The inaugural Tulip Festival at Wilson’s Orchard and Farm

The inaugural Tulip Festival sprouted up at Wilson’s Orchard and Farm last Saturday. Hundreds of people picked red, white, yellow and pink tulips. Kids enjoyed arts and crafts, and a nature scavenger hunt, and their parents walked to the ciderhouse […]

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‘I think our democracy is absolutely on the line’: Christina Bohannan talks about why she is running for Congress

Christina Bohannan opened her campaign office in Iowa City on Saturday, with a brief speech about why she is running for Congress in the newly drawn 1st District. “I think we all know there is so much at stake in […]

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‘There is joy in fighting for your freedom’: Roe advocates process fears, hopes for new reproductive rights movement in IC

More than 100 people gathered on the Pentacrest on Sunday afternoon in support of reproductive rights. The “Hands Off Roe” rally was the second Pentacrest rally of the weekend in response to the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion […]

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Doodles, scribbles and goldleaf: Flipping through the University of Iowa’s medieval book collection

When one imagines a book from the Middle Ages, they likely picture a hefty religious tome, calligraphed by quill-clutching monks and featuring the kind of gilded, illustrated initials that inspired that one episode of Spongebob. But old books don’t have […]

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Why we love the Middle Ages — and still have things to learn from them

An enormous forest extends for thousands of miles in every direction, with rivers that the traveler — whether pilgrim or trader — must cross on foot, leading a tired horse. The tracks of bears and wolves are often seen. Elk […]

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Ilana Bean explores the interactions between audiences and performers

Nonfiction Fellow Reading: Ilana Bean Englert Theatre — Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., Free Ilana Bean, an MFA candidate in the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, is interested in the interaction between artist and audience in performing arts […]

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After years of delay, the Forest View relocation program begins to move forward

Cindy Onnen has lived in Forest View Mobile Home Court for half a century. She moved there with her husband and 2-year-old son in 1971, when the rent was $25. “It went up to $35 the next month, and I […]

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T.C. Boyle discusses and reads from his work; his writings have never been timelier

T.C. Boyle returns to Iowa City this week for a pair of events presented by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and the UI Lecture Committee. First, tonight, May 4, those orgs join with FilmScene for a screening of […]

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