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CBS 2 and Fox 28 downplayed 19 presidential candidates in Cedar Rapids on Sunday and aired a Trump-promoted conspiracy theory

When Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel checked to see how local TV news was covering a local story of national importance, he saw KGAN (CBS2) minimizing coverage of the biggest event in town in order to give air time to a discredited conspiracy theory the Trump administration has been promoting. […]

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Binnie Kirshenbaum, reading at Prairie Lights, offers an inside look at depression in ‘Rabbits for Food’

Reading: Binnie Kirshenbaum, ‘Rabbits for Food,’ Prairie Lights Bookstore — Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Rabbits for Food, released last month, closed the decade-long wait for a new book from Binnie Kirshenbaum. Kirshenbaum will be reading at Prairie Lights on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. After falling deep into the pages of Rabbits […]

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This Week in the Village: June 2-8

Catch up on the biggest headlines, videos and photos published by Little Village in the past week. Democrat Theresa Greenfield announces a run for Ernst’s U.S. Senate seat Published Monday, June 3 Real estate executive Theresa Greenfield announced on Monday that she is joining the race for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Senator Joni […]

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Colorful romp ‘Rocketman’ struggles in singer’s youth, hits stride when John does

Rocketman, a biographical film about Elton John which takes full control of the color wheel and coats it in feathers and sequins, started showing at FilmScene last Friday. The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton as John, poignantly shows audiences what it looks like for a rockstar to be put under too […]

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‘Peak pig’ in Iowa leads to a ‘staggering’ amount of shit in the state

It’s probably not an accomplishment state officials will want to boast about, but Iowa out-performs the rest of the country when it comes to producing shit. That is, literal fecal waste. Chris Jones, a research engineer and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Iowa, IIHR, has done the math: Iowa, with a population of 3.2 million, produces more than twice the amount of fecal waste per square mile than California, which has almost 40 million people. […]

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En Español: Becoming fluent in bicycle anatomy at the Bike Library

La anatomía de una bicicleta La anatomía de las bicicletas tiene su propia lengua. El inglés no me es del todo extraño, pero el vocabulario de mecánica ciclística sí. No me veo utilizando palabras como “derailleur,” “crank arm,” “spoke” o “cassette” fuera de the Bike Library. Asumí que mi decisión de tomar un taller para […]

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Brock About Town: Ways to have fun (and stave off scurvy) this summer

There’s nothing quite like Iowa City in the summer. The peace and quiet are unparalleled—the other day, I made it all the way to my office without actually seeing another person, which is my personal definition of bliss. Festival season has begun, making it physically impossible to drive your car downtown for the foreseeable future, but on the other hand, funnel cakes are being sold on the streets most weekends. […]

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Dear Kiki: Where can I find other BDSM enthusiasts in the Iowa City area?

“I’m a 65-year-old, semi-retired, BDSM-loving, cross-dressing, kinky, fetishy baby-boomer in decent condition. I’m not afraid to be beaten until I cry. I’m highly breast-envious. I’m just looking for someone to love and play with, but the women I’ve fallen for have never been into this stuff.” […]

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Wear Orange: Moms Demand Action will rally for gun safety on Saturday

Four years ago, when the Iowa City chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tried to persuade people participate in the national Wear Orange weekend to protest gun violence, they had little success, according to Holly Sanger, the group’s leader. The group asked downtown businesses to put “Wear Orange” signs in their windows—only three did. […]

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Early bird tickets on sale now for Witching Hour 2019

Witching Hour Various venues — Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2 Curiosity piqued? It should be! That’s just one of the services the Witching Hour Festival has to offer. Now in its fifth year, Iowa City’s exploration of the unknown, celebration of the creative process and premiere opportunity to experience new work is offering early bird […]

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