What makes a good community? In Iowa City’s South District, it’s relentless organizers like Angie Jordan, who works to weave together the ideas of her neighbors to see events, art, businesses and social justice thrive in one of Johnson County’s most misunderstood areas. On IC’s Northside, spring weather calls for an outdoor poetry crawl, and Good Morning Midnight frontman Charlie Cacciatore discusses how working at Record Collector has shaped his perspective on music.
Also in this issue: Four new(ish) eastern Iowa breweries with the goods to outlast a pandemic; a brief history of Cedar Rapids’ most interesting strip mall; and some workplace advice from our resident sexpert Kiki. Plus: Meet LV’s new Español editor, Spenser Santos!