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The Stage: Get in on the Act

Working Group Theatre Make it Better Iowa Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Hotel Vetro An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated there was a charge for this event. This was incorrect: the event is free and open to the public. The author regrets the error. In the 1990s, United Action for […]

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UR Here: The Geography of Wholeness

I pinpoint my first flash of place-consciousness to a day when I was in elementary school while growing up in Rockford, Illinois. I don’t remember precisely how old I was, but it was somewhere between eight and twelve. I also don’t remember what I was doing, but I vividly recall the epiphany–that my entire world […]

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The Tube: Football Fallout

As the NFL lockout lurches on and throws the upcoming season into question, it’s important to draw attention to the real victims of this bitter labor dispute. Through no fault of their own, television executives stand to lose their top prime-time moneymaker. FOX will lose close to $1 billion in ad revenue if the football […]

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Astrology Forecast for April 2011

FOR EVERYONE ~ Impasse. Whether its parking space, health care, the public library, education, energy or water, we all share resources – and expenses. We need to cooperate and share expenses at some level to get along. This month it will be clear that the formula we use to decide who pays and who gets […]

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Your Town Now: The Month that was March 2011

Is This Heaven…? In a memo to the Iowa City Council, Police Chief Sam Hargadine and Transportation Planner John Yapp laid out the case for traffic-enforcement cameras in Iowa City. The memo addresses fairly standard stuff–a demonstration that cameras have suppressed accidents in other cities, a list of other Iowa towns that have implemented traffic […]

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