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The Hops: What’s New for the Craft Beer Consumer?

The Hops

For two years, a collaboration of brewers from the Boston Beer Company and Weihenstephan worked to develop a unique new beer. The result, the champagne-like Infinium, was brewed in accordance with the German Beer Purity Law of 1516 with a process that is still patent pending. On its webpage, the beer is praised as “groundbreaking” […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 29 – December 1

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Another solid weekend awaits us. Here’s the scoop: THURSDAY The King Khan & BBQ Show // The Mill // 10:00 PM // $12 Adv., $15 Day Of Spawned from ‘90s garage punk, the King Khan & BBQ Show have recently reunited. After a bitter breakup and falling out between […]

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On the Beat: Reunion Rock

  Kelly Pardekooper began his musical career right here in Iowa City. Though currently based in Indianapolis, Pardekooper certainly hasn’t abandoned his Iowa roots. His 2011 album, Yonder, was produced by celebrated Iowa City country legend, Bo Ramsey. The album features plenty of Ramsey’s guitar work and consists of mostly live recordings at Minstrel Studios, […]

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The Tube: Parenthood and Friendship

After seven years of watching “Gilmore Girls,” the series finale was bittersweet. I went through high school and college during the same time as the main character, Rory. I identified with her nerdy awkwardness and feel- ing like she didn’t quite fit in. It was like not seeing those characters anymore was akin to losing […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 15-18

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. It’s shaping up to be a good weekend, and the weather is being refreshingly cooperative. Weather.com tells me the temperature will be in the mid-50s and sunny over the next few days, so that’s cool. Alright, time to move past the Weekender small talk weather report. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: Nov. 8-10

It’s another weekend already! Here’s another Weekender! Let’s get right to it then: THURSDAY Haley Bonar w. Rachel Marie // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $12 The Minnesota singer/songwriter, Haley Bonar has made quite a name for herself. Bonar writes and plays songs on either an acoustic guitar or an organ. When she’s not […]

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Democracy in Action

COMING in at 5:45 a.m. on Election Day, a sprited multi-generational team of ten workers worked well into the evening at Iowa City’s h Precinct 18 Polling Place at Longfellow Elementary School. Shortly after the polls closed in Iowa at 9 p.m., while Steve the janitor helped with clean-up of the school’s brightly lit gym, […]

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On the Beat: Chill Wave

If one thing becomes clear in November, it is that the winter is not too far away. The trees have lost most (if not all) of their leaves. The days have become shorter while the nights have gotten colder. The natural reflex is to stay at home, watch movies and wear sweatpants. While that is […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 1-3

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. As you may know, the Englert has commissioned 31 artists to write songs for a compilation album about Iowa City. The appropriately named Iowa City Song Project features an eclectic track listing of original music by some of the most respected Iowa-rooted talent, including William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, The […]

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