Ani DiFranco, feminist icon and ‘righteous babe,’ will present a softer sound at the Englert

With the release of her 20th studio album, Binary (2017), singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco brought a few new politically-prescient, strongly feminist songs into the world, but with a softer side than some of the frenetic albums from earlier in her career. […]

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Leveling the playing field: Women gather for a reunion game to celebrate accomplishments, recognize the work that remains

A friendly softball game in Iowa City’s Happy Hollow Park on Sunday capped off a weekend of events through the Iowa City Feminist Reunion celebrating the impact Iowa City women had on local and national culture and institutions during the mid-sixties and into the eighties. […]

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Sara Paretsky named 4th annual Paul Engle Prize winner

Sara Paretsky, feminist author of the acclaimed bestselling V.I. Warshawski mystery series, has been named the the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s fourth Paul Engle Prize winner. Following the announcement, Paretsky, who was born in Ames, Iowa, said, “We all have one or two fundamental questions about life—about our own lives—that we keep returning […]

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