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Haulin’ Ass: Keeping Your Ride

It’s always fun to explain what “SFP” means to a cop. “Dispatch said she was headed SFP,” for example. The cop turns his ear on that, “Where’s that?” “‘Some Fucking Place.’” “Ah.” This is out on Bartelt Road where I’ve been stopped by police. Five officers swarm my taxi, each swinging an assault rifle. Squad […]

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LVTV | Sean McConnel of Cold Country on Little Village Live! // 8/1/2012

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     8.1.2012    –     Sean McConnell            ===== “Take It From Me”   “Fly On Your Wall”   “Little Bird”   “Carried Away With The Wind”   ===== |Cold Country http://coldcountry.bandcamp.com/ — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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Prairie Pop: To Hell in a Handbasket – “Paradise Lost” and the story of the West Memphis Three

In 1993, three second grade boys were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas—a deeply conservative community in the heart of the Bible Belt. Naturally, Satanism was blamed and suspicion was cast on a trio of outsiders: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. “Fears of satanic cults reached their peak last week when the teenagers […]

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Sporting Life: The Archer’s Paradox

Learning to do archery is more than learning a skill. Learning to do archery affects how you see yourself and your body. I was fortunate enough when I was young to have received a bow-and-arrow set from my parents for a birthday. They must have noticed my mimicking the motions and speaking the British accent […]

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Pro-Tips: Why are drivers in Iowa City so bad?

Wayne Diamante, Tony Award winning playwright of Underpants: A Visual Reference Guide and The Cautionary Tale of Juggy Capone: North America’s Last Yeti Stripper answers his readers’ enquiries with equanimity and joie de vivre in Pro Tips, with Wayne Diamante. This week, in a special in-depth riposte, Wayne has dedicated his time to one question […]

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Your Town Now: Red Light Caution

Many of us subject ourselves to forms of surveillance on a daily basis. Every time we post a picture on Facebook or send out a tweet, we are contributing to vast digital archives of data about ourselves, observable to those both within and beyond our social circles. While we do this voluntarily, what a lot […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 16-19

Hello Iowa City weekend warriors. This is one of those special editions that I’ve decided to extend to Sunday because Dawes is coming into town. If you don’t know Dawes, you can acquaint yourself a little further down the page. Don’t scroll too fast, though; there’s plenty to take in between now and then. Let’s […]

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Chicken Little Reviews: Heirloom Salad Co.

As I enter downtown Iowa City’s newest lunch spot (the Java House’s recent expansion into the space next door) I find myself in a pleasant space painted a sophisticated charcoal gray with enlarged vintage photos of Iowa City hanging on the walls. It has the feel of being decorated by a Midwesterner who loves catalogs […]

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Live Music: An interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, playing The Englert August 19, 2012

In October of 2009, California band Dawes was invited to be part of the second Daytrotter.com Barnstormer tour which included such exotic Iowa locations as Green Island, West Branch and Maquoketa. The crowds at those shows were not prepared for the fiery, passionate performances by this then-unknown band, influenced by the classic sounds of Tom […]

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