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Is Leonardo DiCaprio moving to Iowa City? Probably not

Attention Iowa Citians: Despite a rumor to the contrary, there is no evidence that Leonardo DiCaprio is buying a home in Iowa City. The rumor was launched by the O’Reilly Post, which calls itself a “fantasy news site.” It published a post saying that the recent Academy Award winner for Best Actor was buying a […]

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Update: members of Vampire Weekend and more to perform, present Bernie Sanders in Iowa City

Students for Bernie Concert The Field House — Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Update: Killer Mike has been removed from the list of performers for the Students for Bernie Concert due to a death in the family. Senator Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Headquarters announced late last night that members of the indie pop group Vampire […]

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Not the Apocalypse: Van Allen Observatory hosts public viewing of supermoon lunar eclipse

Lunar Eclipse Public Viewing Van Allen Observatory (Van Allen Hall) — Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Sunday night Iowa skywatchers will get a rare treat, the first supermoon lunar eclipse in over three decades. This rare astronomical event occurs when a supermoon, which is a full moon that happens to coincide with the Moon’s […]

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Interview: Christopher the Conquered talks current projects and upcoming Eastern Iowa shows

Chris the Conquered

Central Iowa staple Chris Ford (a.k.a. Christopher the Conquered) has a couple of shows scheduled for Eastern Iowa in the next week, one this Sunday at The Mill… […]

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Supersonic Piss says goodbye: Two shows remaining

Supersonic Piss -- Photo by Adrianne Behning

Supersonic Piss lead singer Paige Harwell has updated the SSP blog with the details of the band’s decision to throw in the sweat-drenched towel and, I guess, call it a … whiz? Sorry. “Read it,” the vocalist/IC DIY tastemaker says on Facebook, “Have a cry, and come to our show.” […]

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The Sit-Down with Paul Street

Iowa City author Paul Street’s latest book, Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, is a critical report on the phenomenal rise of the junior senator from Illinois. Street is a historian and former Chicagoan who worked for the Chicago Urban League as a policy researcher. Obama fanatics will read this book at their […]

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