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Finding Wonderland: Taking a Trip to Camp Euphoria, part one of two

I looked around at all the signs in Iowa City. Camp Euphoria in Lone Tree stuck out I was the editor there 3 years ago. I went into John’s to get a piece of Havarti dill and saw the sign that said whiskey tasting tomorrow. I asked them what time. They said in an hour. […]

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Hear Them Roar: The Iowa Women's Music Festival

[audio:zoe_lewis_never_too_old.mp3] Zoe Lewis – Never Too Old (mp3) Feminists burning their bras in protest, women such as Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Linda Ronstadt on stage, and the Equal Rights Amendment finally up for ratification—this was the1960s and 1970s, an era of women’s liberation, and, one could easily assume, a heyday for women’s music. Wrong. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 31 Update

Whoops! We mistaken listed the Amana Beer Festival on Saturday instead of Sunday. I’m sure you could find some beer at Millstream Brewery on Saturday, but if you want to be a part of the festival, better go on Sunday. Sunday, August 31 Bike to the Amana Festival of Beers | Bicyclists meet at Herky […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 28-31

[update: we mistakenly listed the Amana Beer Festival on Saturday. The event actually takes place on Sunday] First a plug…LV works tirelessly to bring you weekend goodies every Wednesday. If you like what you read, send it on to a friend and help us build our community. (Or point them to www.littlevillagemag.com to sign up […]

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part of me wants to be him

Nick Petira might start a whole new genre of music with this, hermavocal pop, at least that’s my wish. From maxon5ames5’s comment, “that girl sounds like a guy!!!!!” to vicktorr2008’s “the moment i heard you singing jasmine’s solo, i squealed like a girl. i am a girl, but what the hey. you have an AMAZING […]

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Numbers and Real Numbers in the Presidential Race

Amid the media fiesta over the latest Presidential poll, we’ve seen McCainites and Obamans alike push to drive the narrative about the polls. In this case, we all should have learned by now to ignore the story that follows the phrase “According to a poll released by Zogby….” The firm has a lackluster record of […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 21-24

If you’re a student, you’ll probably attend at least one event at the University of Iowa Welcome Week. And there’s plenty of fun to be had–from the President’s Block Party to Chuck Klosterman at the Englert courtesy of the UI Lecture Series next Wednesday. But, there are also, plenty of non-University events this weekend to […]

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Landlocked Film Festival

Editor’s Note: A summer full of festivals winds down this week with the second annual Landlocked Film Festival. This year, Iowa City’s umbrella organization Summer of the Arts wove Landlocked into the fold, giving the fledgling festival a bigger profile than last year’s inaugural event. In our August issue, we previewed two Iowa Film Festivals, […]

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Movie Review: What I See When I Close My Eyes

What I See When I Close My Eyes Documentary, 29 min Directed by Leslie Hope Landlocked: Saturday, August 23, 12:30pm as part of the kid-friendly program. The Khmer Rouge just cannot catch a break. Every director since Roland Joffe has wanted to portray them as the Asian equivalent of the Third Reich, despite the fact […]

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Monster Camp Movie Review

Monster Camp Documentary, 90 min Directed by Cullen Hoback Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 6:00pm For all the types of two types of people in this world, this documentary highlights possibly the most psychologically fascinating. 1) Those who escape their lives by socially acceptable methods (alcohol, affairs and pornography, to name a few) and 2) those […]

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This American Gothic Movie Review

This American Gothic Documentary, 63 min Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer Hardacre: Saturday, August 2, 1:25pm; Landlocked: Friday, August 22, 5:30pm In the director’s statement for This American Gothic—a documentary about Grant Wood’s painting and the people of Eldon, Iowa, where the austere house with the lavish window still stands—Sasha Waters Freyer says that she […]

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