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Weekender, Dec. 3: Virtual Holiday Thieves Market, Midwest Writers Potluck and more to do this weekend

The Weekender Cozy up with the editor’s pick of this weekend’s can’t-miss virtual events from local artists and venues! This weekend’s lineup features the virtual Holiday Thieves Market, a ukulele Christmas concert, a discussion for the “podcast-curious” and much more. Online A Christmas Carol Nov 27 – Dec 13 – Begins streaming Fri. 11/27 at […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Q&A with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore Co-Directors Thorin Peugh and Aaron Kiesey and Communications Coordinator for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Galen Hawthorne. Both ReStores won Best Appliance Store in Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition. What’s the most interesting appliance you’ve seen come through your doors? IV: A gas chromatograph […]

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Weekender, Oct. 8: Blake Shaw Trio, ‘The Karate Kid,’ the Iowa City Book Festival and more local events this weekend

The Weekender This weekend’s roundup of editor-selected virtual and physically distanced events from local artists and venues. Check out our Book Festival collection for more literary events this weekend and beyond! If you’d like to get the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter. Online Eric Deggans and Venise Berry: Race […]

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Who owns indigenous music? Psychedelic duo Heavy Color collaborate across cultures to make ‘world music’ less parasitic

Heavy Color, a beat-driven psychedelic music duo founded by Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg, makes “world music” by way of Toledo, Ohio. These composer-producers are very careful to distance themselves from that problematic term — world music often treats music made by people outside of a European or American context as exotic culture ripe for […]

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Letter to the editor: Keep the faith

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City “Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping in death; that you may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.” —1 Thessalonians 4:13 2020 has been a year of sorrow and loss, but hopefully victory. Between the death […]

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Watch: The art of an all-day art-a-thon

Searching for new ways to share art during the pandemic, Public Space One decided to reinvent the telethon — raising money like old-fashioned telethons, but also celebrating the work of the artists it collaborates with. PS1 Director John Engelbrecht said that for the 24-hour event, artists were asked to “share inside your studio, or share […]

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Astrology forecast: July 1-Aug. 3

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some readers wish I would write more like Cormac McCarthy or Albert Camus or Raymond Chandler: with spare simplicity. They accuse me of being too lush and exuberant in my prose. They want me to use shorter sentences and fewer adjectives. To them I say: It ain’t going to happen. I […]

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Letter to the editor from Christina Bohannan: Why I’m running

By Christina Bohannan, Iowa House District 85 candidate The upcoming primary election is a pivotal moment for Iowa City. There is a lot at stake. The coronavirus has laid bare and magnified preexisting inequities — inequities brought about by the state legislature’s disinvestment in education, health care, civil rights, worker rights and more. Our beloved […]

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