This week’s Weekender is brought to you by the Iowa City Public Library’s eBooks collection Whatever your background or religion, and wherever you are from – whether it is holiday avoidance or holiday indulgence, it seems like everyone has a tradition for how they spend December 24th and 25th. If you are celebrating Christmas, I […]
Selective enforcement. White kids dressed to blend in? No problem. Black & Hispanic kids? OPEN SEASON! License to roust ANYONE in a parked car, to check their age. Use age checks to finagle probable cause for searches. With the curfew as a pretext, police can accost anyone for ‘standing around in public.’ From there, anything […]
So, writing about a movie star when they die isn’t exactly my thing, but Brittany Murphy dying got to me. And I wouldn’t write about it at all except that through random trolling for movies with Melissa, I saw a few of her lesser known movies that were interesting. To wit: Sidewalks of New York […]
This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Iowa City Public Library’s Online Resources/Mango Languages! A balmy 29 degrees outside, no complaints from me! What have we to look forward to this weekend? THURSDAY Staff Show | Dawn’s Hide and Bead Away (220 E. Washington) | 5 pm | FREE If your inner crafter was […]
DMX was a non-stop growling and barking hit factory back in the nineties and into the new millennium. The fifth best-selling rapper of all time? Five back to back #1 albums on Billboard? When local promoters Amaza Show brought him to the Marriott in Coralville to head up a bill, I was excited. Memories stirred […]
Who needs shopping malls when you’ve got more art per square inch than any other town on the planet!
– Graduate Painting open house this Friday
– Get all yer holiday shopping done this weekend at W.A.L.O.C. 6 and Eastside Artists
– Oh, and live music? Warm up your weekend with the Caribbean funk of Jumbies, for free at the Yacht Club tonight, then curl up with Cuddle Magic this Saturday at the Mill […]
This Weekender is sponsored by UI Fine Arts Council… Aaaaahh. Nothing like the smell of newsprint in the morning. The fresh ink on crisp pages, not yet dogeared and smudged with love. That’s right folks, a brand new Little Village – December’s Holi-D.I.Y. special, the insider’s guide to the hippest holidays around – is hittin’ […]
FOR EVERYONE ~ Clash of visions. This month, again, pits our visions of the future against sometimes harsh realities. The situation is one of extreme flux and it seems very hard to predict, let alone control. Yet there is also a lot of flexibility in the situation. The outcome really will depend a lot on […]
It’s a Tuesday, two days before Christmas, and I’m standing in front of the bookshelves at the Goodwill store on Highway 6. In my pocket is the $15 I received after returning several months’ worth of empty cans to the Hy-Vee next door. I wanted a new frying pan but they don’t have anything I […]
Of the 50 states in our wee union, just 13 lack limits placed on state election contributions–Iowa is one of them.
Adam Mason, Policy Organizing Director for the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI), says “The fact that you or I could write a $50,000 check [to a candidate] scares me.” […]
If there is such a thing as California dreaming, what can be said for those that pack up their Los Angeles digs and head east toward a new home in Iowa City? How do those people find Iowa City in the first place? […]