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Five Cedar Rapids City Council candidates vie for votes in a race tinged with controversy

The upcoming Cedar Rapids election has two contested city council races on the ballot. Sofia Mehaffey is running against incumbent Scott Overland for District 2. Three candidates are running for two at-large seats: incumbent Ann Poe, Jorel Robinson and Patrick Loeffler. […]

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Republican Mark Sanford, challenging Trump for the 2020 nomination, is holding a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market

Mark Sanford, one of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, will hold a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Sanford, a former Trump supporter who concedes he stands almost no chance of defeating the president, is best known for disappearing for […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris is ‘fucking moving to Iowa’ in an effort to finish in the top three in the Iowa Caucus

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris stressed the importance of electing a leader who will help unify the country and said it’s “time to turn the page on the current administration.” “The greatest fights we face in terms of challenges are not each other, and we must invest in the strength of our nation, understanding the commonalities […]

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Album Review: Pieta Brown — ‘Freeway’

The press material for Pieta Brown’s new album, Freeway, quotes guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker asking, “what kind of music IS this? Prairie gaze?!” The question, while humorous, touches on the sonic explorations of the sessions that make up her eighth album. For her first album on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe label, Brown returned to Justin […]

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Your Village: Where did The Chauncey get its name?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. What kind of name is Chauncey for a building? —Anonymous, via the Your Village feature on LV’s homepage. In most cities, The Chauncey would be a […]

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The opening of The Chauncey will change how people park at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

The opening of The Chauncey, Iowa City’s newest high-rise building, is changing the rules at the city’s Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, the city’s Transportation Services Department announced on Friday morning. “The City of Iowa City’s Transportation Services Department has been working to best accommodate current users and new neighbors.” […]

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Five questions with: Kev Marcus, of Black Violin

Kev Marcus (Kevin Sylvester) and Wil B (Wilner Baptiste) were just kids when they met in the orchestra room at Dillard High School of the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (the majority-black magnet school also counts Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano and upcoming Rum Tum Tugger Jason Derulo among its alumni). But what began as a […]

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And then there were 19: Mayor Bill de Blasio quits the 2020 presidential race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday morning. The mayor made his announcement on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election,” de Blasio told the show’s hosts. “And it’s clearly not my time.” […]

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From the ‘naughtiness factor’ to a search for power, erotic fantasies follow a formula

Think back to the first time you felt sexy feelings. I’m pretty sure my first “tingly” thoughts involved watching David Bowie in Labyrinth, with his very impressive bulge. I also distinctly remember sneaking a peek at softcore porn on staticy channels like HBO or Cinemax late at night. (Think of the TV screen in Poltergeist, but instead of a swirly ghost […]

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The Club Car is celebrating 15 years in business with a special party on Saturday

The Club Car is celebrating its 15 anniversary with an outdoor party on Saturday. The neighborhood bar is tucked away on Wright Street, between S Dubuque and S Clinton streets, just south of the Ped Mall. The bar is promising “hard to find beers and delicious food” […]

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