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New metal sculptures sprout up in Iowa City parks

Butterfly wings, metal flowers and abstract figures. Eight new sculptures are now out standing in Iowa City parks and trails for the second Sculpture Showcase. The first showcase, which lasted from August 2021 to July 2022, had three sculptures in […]

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Dear Kiki: My friend is having fertility issues. How do I tell her I’m pregnant?

Questions about love, sex or relationship can be submitted to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com, or anonymously using this form. Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or online. Dear Kiki, I have a really good friend […]

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Deep in a Des Moines golf course sits a haunted observatory with a far-out history

The Drake Municipal Observatory is probably the only scientific facility of its kind more familiar to local golfers than local school kids. Since 1921, it’s sat between the green on the 17th hole of Waveland Golf Course and the tee […]

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Tama metal band Rehtek is back with a growling, howling new sound

Abomination, the new album from Iowa metal outfit Rehtek, contains all the ingredients for a pummeling musical feast. Chunky guitar riffage — check. Gut-rumbling bass — check. Double-time kick drums at speed-metal velocities — check. Growling, howling vocals — double-check. […]

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Album Review: Chaircrusher — ‘Distelfink’

Distelfink by Chaircrusher Iowa City’s very own Chaircrusher (a.k.a. Kent Williams, a regular LV contributor) is back. By Chaircrusher’s frantic standards — four albums in 2021, three each in 2020 and 2019 — 2022 has constituted a hibernation of sorts; […]

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Album Review: Jarret Purdy & Dan Padley — ‘Ecotones’

Ecotones by Jarrett Purdy & Dan Padley When Dan Padley played at the Iowa City Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago, I was impressed (as always) by the liquid elegance of his playing on the jazz standard “All the things […]

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The Meskwaki Annual Powwow, a century-old tradition, returns to Tama this week

The Meskwaki Annual Powwow has returned after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day celebration, which commemorates the end of summer, will begin today and last through Aug. 14. This will be the 106th powwow since […]

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A legal guide to self-managed abortion in Iowa, even if a six-week ban is passed

Note: The term “woman” and she/her pronouns are occasionally used in this article to refer to a hypothetical pregnant person seeking abortion. In reality, this person could be a woman, child, nonbinary person or transgender man. The recent Supreme Court […]

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Letter to the editor: I dodged a bullet

By Jeanne Liston, North Liberty I dodged a bullet, twice. In the late sixties I was eighteen weeks pregnant when I began leaking amniotic fluid. My doctor hospitalized me immediately and started an IV of Pitocin to induce labor. He […]

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Weekender Eastern Iowa! Full Moon Forest Therapy | Kick-It Expo | Celtic Summerfest

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Dance by the light of the Sturgeon supermoon this weekend! The full moon peaks on Thursday night, when you can enjoy our top-pick Full Moon Nature and […]

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Weekender Central Iowa! Iowa State Fair | Local Author Fair | Local Emo Night

READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium With the Iowa State Fair starting up this week, it’s hard to have anything else on your radar! Rest assured, though: Even if you’re not taking in […]

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Amid ‘the most altered landscape in America,’ this 100-acre plot in Johnson County remains rich and wild

Before the first Europeans arrived in what would become Iowa, most of the land here was covered by wild prairie plants. Bison and elk once grazed in the northwest and central regions, and black bears populated the woodlands and brush […]

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