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Revival’s vibrators are a bestseller — and spreading good vibes about sexual wellness

I can’t be the only Iowan who has found herself opening an incognito tab in a dispiriting search for a decent vibrator. Driving across the state on I-80, you’re bound to see a few billboards for adult stores selling plasticky […]

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Why three longtime downtown Iowa City business owners decided to make a change in 2022

Yotopia marks its 11th anniversary this year at the Clinton Street entrance of the Iowa City Ped Mall. The locally owned shop serves frozen yogurt sourced from the Country View Dairy in Hawkeye, Iowa, non-dairy vegan desserts and full-fat options […]

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Hawkeye basketball teams will take over downtown IC Friday; here’s the schedule and street closures

The University of Iowa women’s and men’s basketball teams will celebrate their 2022 Big Ten Championships this Friday with Hawkeye Hoops from Downtown. The players will compete on a full-size court, set up near the corner of Iowa Avenue and […]

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Photo Gallery: New residents get a Taste of Iowa City at the 14th event

Taste of Iowa City returned to the downtown area Wednesday night. This was the 14th year for the Iowa City Downtown District’s event, which is designed to introduce new students at the University of Iowa to downtown and Northside restaurants. […]

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Taste of Iowa City returns with food from more than 50 downtown and Northside restaurants

Taste of Iowa City returns for its 14th year on Wednesday. The four-hour event, organized by the Iowa City Downtown District, is held during the first week of the fall semester at the University of Iowa to introduce incoming students […]

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Live music, silent disco, almost-beach volleyball, pro wrestling and much more planned for Iowa City’s Downtown Block Party

The chance to dance like everybody is watching, but nobody watching can hear your music returns on Saturday, as the Downtown Block Party’s Silent Disco takes over the stretch of Dubuque Street in front of Pullman Bar & Diner (17 […]

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Public art meets the front porch swing in Black Hawk Mini Park

The official description of Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 calls it an “international participatory public art installation” that “features a series of three-dimensional red frames that illustrate the warmth, comfort, and safety of our home.” But anyone walking past Black […]

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Photo Gallery: Pullman, The Webster among the winners at Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City 2022

Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City returned Monday night as 26 local restaurants competed for Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Mixology. The event was back in-person after last year’s at-home experience, and tickets were completely sold out. The Iowa City […]

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Children can experience shopping local, a little independence at the ICDD Kid’s Holiday Market

The Iowa City Downtown District has made this holiday season one of the most festive yet with the addition of the Kid’s Holiday Market. The market, located in Black Hawk Mini Park in the pedestrian mall, is a charming opportunity […]

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