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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discusses Trump, Franken and a ‘moonshot moment’ at The Airliner

The side room at The Airliner was uncomfortably warm and well over capacity on Monday night, but no one in the crowd showed any interest in leaving, although some did grumble about the lack of seating. Everyone was there to see Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, one of the then-11 candidates for the Democratic […]

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Cars blocking snow plow routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday

The Iowa City Streets Division will start snow removal in downtown Iowa City at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings, and cars parked in areas with “No parking due to maintenance signs” will be towed. The city has issued a map of the snow plow routes and the affected parking areas for Thursday, Feb. […]

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Playwright August Wilson’s life takes center stage in Riverside Theatre’s latest production

How I Learned What I Learned is a one-man show, originally performed by Wilson himself, and takes the audience on a tour through his life as a poet and young writer in Pittsburgh, as well as his friendships, experience of racism and more. Wilson offers himself up with a stark vulnerability […]

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Disease, Death and Darwin: Dr. Sharon DeWitte on her upcoming talks

Rarely would the average person, when stopped on the street and asked about their ideal Friday afternoon, think to mention attending a talk about analyzing the skeletal remains of medieval Black Plague victims. However, at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, the people of Iowa City will have the chance to do just that. […]

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Five questions with: composer and performer Damien Sneed

On Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium’s Hadley Stage, Damien Sneed — an award winning composer, conductor, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist — will present We Shall Overcome — A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets range from $10 for youth to $35 for adults. […]

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‘Go big and be bold’: Potential presidential candidate Eric Swalwell discusses national issues at ICPL

It wasn’t officially a campaign event, and California Congressman Eric Swalwell hasn’t officially (or unofficially) declared he’s running for president, but the Monday afternoon town hall event in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library looked like a campaign event, and Swalwell sounded like a presidential candidate. The town hall was sponsored by […]

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Little Village magazine issue 258: Feb. 20 – Mar. 5, 2019

Flip through the pages of Little Village magazine issue 258. In this edition, LV talks with Cedar Rapids councilman Dale Todd about his return to city government and decades of public service, psychotherapist Natalie Benway shares her thoughts on Netflix’s Sex Education, Zephyr’s closure in downtown Iowa City marks the end of an era and […]

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens in Old Capitol Town Center

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, a national chain serving classic American diner food, opens in the Old Capitol Town Center Tuesday. Facing Clinton Street and sandwiched between Noodles and Company and what will soon be a Panera Bread, the first downtown Iowa City Freddy’s location seats 110 guests, with additional patio seating in warm weather […]

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Cedar Rapids City Councilman Dale Todd ‘gets shit done’

Dale Todd would rather not talk about himself. Sitting in Parlor City Pub and Eatery, one of his favorite places to grab lunch, he matter-of-factly acknowledged making history in 1997, when he became the first black person elected to the city commission in Cedar Rapids […]

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