FOR EVERYONE ~ Revisions, inspiration and determination. September brings a welcome continuation of the *relative* calm that began in August. The big, life changing disasters have stopped happening. The momentum has gone out of many initiatives, too, as we experience delays, postponements and second thoughts about our plans for the future. There will be no […]
In early August, my family and I returned from our annual sojourn to the Minnesota North Woods. Our experience this year dramatically illustrated to me that the two major ingredients of a sense of place are food and sex.
This summer I visited a Democratic meet-up in Marion, Iowa, where a new candidate for Secretary of Agriculture is looking to rebrand our state’s chief export. But not through marketing–through a new vision of sustainable agriculture, one that posits the problems presented by an over-reliance on fossil fuels as an opportunity to reevaluate the future of farming in Iowa.
In a town like Iowa City, there’s no shortage of writers. It seems like everywhere you go–the Java House, The Times Club at Prairie Lights, the Burlington street Kum-and-Go at midnight on a Tuesday–you run into someone who either writes, wants to write, or (possibly) is holding a Pulitzer prize.
Back in 1992, Seattle was engulfed in an inferno of hype after the commercial rise of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Kurt Cobain’s little band that could. “Seattle,” SPIN magazine declared, “is currently to the rock ‘n’ roll world what Bethlehem was to Christianity.” The hunt was on for the next big thing, the newest scene.
What do a bunch of polo-shirt wearing sports guys and your Townie Hawk have in common? We all attended Hawkeye Football Media Day, August 6, at the lovely Kinnick Stadium, where I got my first taste of what it’s really like to be inside Iowa football.
If you’ve been paying attention, I am a huge fan of both Sam and the Lonelyhearts, so when they ended up on a bill together at the Mill, I was super happy. I hope you were lucky enough to sit in on this musical delight. See what I saw below.
For all of you who breezed back into town for the start of this semester, I hope you were here early enough to catch this whimsical event that allowed us to pretend we were on a beach when we were really on Iowa Avenue. Sand in the City brought together teams of local businesses, organizations, […]
Big Boi. For FREE. Need I say more? This is a true hip-hop legend and you should not miss it. NOTE: Due to rain this week, the field at Hubbard Park is too wet for the stage and the 1,000s of dancing feet looking forward to converging on Hawkapalooza this evening. So the show has been moved indoors, to the IMU main lounge. […]
Thousands of acres of farmland, hundreds of homes and businesses and a picturesque Delhi lake–all are the latest mud-soaked casualties of another flood-filled Iowa summer. Hopefully, it’s been a wake-up call. While Iowa Citians somehow escaped the brunt of the most recent torrential rainstorms to cause millions of dollars of property damage across Eastern Iowa, […]
DOWNLOAD >> Cola Heavy Nights A New Compilation from Night-People Naked on the Vague – Making Enemies (unreleased–from forthcoming split with Wet Hair) The Twerps – Good Advice (from The Twerps) PC Worship – Staring at the Sun (unreleased) Lazer Zeppelin – This Heart (from Pyramid Echo) The Pheromoans – Stubble Brothers (from The Pheromoans) […]
Little Village Live kicked off it’s first post-summer break show last week, hosting local music group Sad Iron Music. The group played a number of Tom Petty covers, promoting their Rock U: A Study of Tom Petty show later that evening at The Mill, which included various local artists. Sad Iron Music treated Little Village […]