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Iowa City named to ‘Drunkest Towns’ list

Iowa City was named the nineteenth drunkest town in the U.S. according to 24/7 Wall St. which published the list. Over 23 percent of Iowa Citians reported drinking to excess. Last fall, the University of Iowa was named the number two party school in the country, according to Playboy magazine. 24/7 Wall St. used data […]

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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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