25 Iowa food festivals celebrating sweet corn, bacon, beer and more

Add these homegrown food festivals to your 2023-24 calendar: Sweet Corn Festival, West Point, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 10-13, 2023, Free Taste of Iowa City, Downtown Iowa City, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, Free Latino Fest, Downtown Iowa City, Saturday, Aug 26, 2023, […]

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‘Little luchadores’ light up the Ped Mall during Semana Cultural Latina Week

As daytime winds down in Iowa City’s Ped Mall, a larger-than-life, blank white mask comes to life on the new stage outside of the Graduate Hotel. The suspended sculpture, created by visual and multimedia storytelling artist Miriam Alarcón Avila, becomes a three-dimensional projection screen. A series of photos of “little luchadores,” children […]

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Gov. Reynolds makes false claim about her statement on the death of Mollie Tibbetts

Following last week’s arrest of an undocumented Mexican immigrant for the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement, which included the line, “We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community.” On Thursday, Reynolds was asked about her statement, and she replied, “I didn’t immediately start talking about immigration.” […]

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