On The Beat: Aesop Rock, White Mystery and more coming to Iowa City

Aesop Rock

Right now, Mountains may be one of the best in the business when it comes to ambient, experimental music. Longtime friends and bandmates Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg got together and released two albums in 2005 and 2006 under their own label, Apestaartje. […]

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University of Iowa International Writing Program Bridges the Cultural Divide.

How does literature bring us together? Does some quality contained within allow us to communicate beyond linguistic, cultural and personal barriers – barriers many of us find insurmountable? Can the stories of cultures distinct from our own tell us more about ourselves than we expect? These were the sort of questions which arose recently as […]

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Life of Discovery exchange program to bring four top Chinese authors Iowa City

Four Chinese writers are visiting Iowa City in the this week as part of the UI’s International Writing Program’s (IWP) Life of Discovery exchange program. The visit is timely in light of the recent announcement that Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and 2004 graduate of the IWP, would be the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize […]

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