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Iowa City Weekender: April 12-14

The weekend is nearly upon us and you know what that means: it’s time for another edition of the Iowa City Weekender. As always there’s a lot going on musically around town, but this is an especially exciting weekend for cinema in Iowa City. The 10th annual Iowa City Documentary Film Festival kicks off tonight […]

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Inside the Canarium

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a poet. I carried around a notebook, went to readings, bought poetry books, took poetry classes. What was hard was actually writing poems. One day in class, Marvin Bell said something that took a while to sink in, “Poets write poetry because that’s what they do, they […]

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Haulin’ Ass: Rough Night

Rough night: There’s a raunchy fête at one of the meet markets and ladies too young wander the streets boudoir-style looking like they’ve just emerged from Victoria’s Secret, wolf packs of skinny bitches high on cocaine. Meanwhile, one Ultimate Fighting championship or another is being broadcast at BWW. From corner to corner, ginned-up boys slug […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Handgun

By Todd Case Megan slept in the bassinet. She was three weeks old. Guffey marveled at the slight rise and fall of his daughter’s chest, and the way she smelled so sweet. He pulled the cotton baby blanket down to reveal her face. Joanie’s mother had sent them that blanket and about two-hundred dollars’ worth […]

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Show Photos: Adult Swim Carnival Tour

Students filed into Hubbard Park Monday night for Adult Swim’s 2012 Free Carnival Tour featuring Dan Deacon. The night was fully charged with outrageous games, prizes, and live performances. Iowa City’s ION (Sam Alexakis) kicked off the night and DJ Arbiter (Josh Messer) dropped the bass as a free-for-all dance off ensued. By dusk the […]

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The Hops: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – Chico, CA

Serving temperature: 50-54º F Alcohol content: 5.6 percent ABV. Food pairings: Bill Manley, a product development manager at Sierra Nevada, told me the chefs at the brewery’s restaurant commonly pair Pale Ale with grilled meat, mushrooms and fresh garden vegetables. For cheese pairings he suggested Colby and Edam. Where to buy:It is almost universally available […]

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Spelling T-R-A-D-I-T-I-O-N

This spring marks the end of an era in Iowa City. Iowa City Spells, the annual adult spelling bee sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation as a benefit for the library, held its fifteenth and final competition. Over the years, the spelling bee became much more than a fundraiser. Over its decade […]

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