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Ask Dr. J: The Proof is in the Procymidone

I’ve been bombarded with questions this month asking whether or not organic food is more nutritious and worth the extra money, and I’m not surprised. There has been a lot of controversy and contradictory research published that would leave anyone confused. The main problem started when Stanford University researchers published a meta-analysis of several studies […]

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UR Here: Open Spaces

In the days when prairies stretched from river to river across the expanse of what we now call Iowa, bison disturbance was essential to the health of the ecosystem. As the herds thundered across the grasslands and created wallows—depressions in the ground in which the animals rolled to cover themselves in mud and dirt—like a […]

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Letters: My Brilliant (Bicycle) Traffic Ticket

On a beautiful Saturday in June, with the scent of burning automobile tires still in the air, I received my first bicycle traffic ticket in 40 years of cycling. That morning, in the left-hand through lane of Grand Avenue that travels eastbound across Riverside to Burlington Street, an Iowa City Police Officer stopped behind me […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 11-14

Welcome to this fresh edition of the Weekender. With the exception of Thursday night’s Alloy Orchestra show at the Englert, everything is local this week. With a couple of eerie film screenings and a new Samuel Locke Ward release called Double Nightmare, the season of spookiness is officially upon us. Hold on tight. THURSDAY Alloy […]

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On The Beat: In Defense of Homework

I’ve been sitting on this for awhile, but with some of the people I’ve seen getting deals recently, I think it has to be said. I believe that the internet is killing hip hop. It’s fundamentally changed the game in a way that I’m not sure it can fully recover from. It was the $3 […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 4-7

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender, and oh, is it an exciting one this week! This weekend you can pick and choose from world class comedy to world music and a whole lot in between. Mission Creek makes sure to stay on our radar with a killer indie show, the Barnstormer crew in Maquoketa […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 27-29

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. There’s not much to lead in with this week, except that it’s a music-heavy one! THURSDAY The Dirty Three w. Dark Dark Dark // Gabe’s // 8:30 PM // $15 In 1994, Australian post-rock pioneers, The Dirty Three set off on a string of U.S. tours with a […]

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LVTV | Zoe Boekbinder on Little Village Live! // 8/22/2012

  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   ——————————-  LITTLE VILLAGE LIVE ——————————– –     8.22.2012    –     Zoe Boekbinder      =====     “Paralyzing”   “Antarctica”   “Sister Scarecrow”   “Salt Water”   ===== |Zoe Boekbinder http://www.facebook.com/ZoeBoekbinderMusic/ — |Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/LittleVillageLive — |Public Space One @ http://publicspaceone.com/ |KRUI @ http://krui.fm/ […]

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On The Beat: Buddy System

As summer begins to wind down and the population of Iowa City rises to full student capacity once again, it can feel a little stuffy. This feeling passes though, with the awareness that more bodies also means more demand for entertainment. Each new impressionable mind has the potential to be swayed into a seeing a […]

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