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Brock About Town: Sportsball

A few weeks ago, I boldly went where this humor columnist has never gone before: a football game. I feel like it was against Middle Tennessee? Never let it be said that I haven’t stepped outside my comfort zone in the interest of journalism. You might well ask, “Audrey, how is it that you lived here your entire life and graduated from the University of Iowa […]

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Townie Hawk: Iowa football’s greatest hits and misses

If you’ve watched the Hawks for any length of time, you know that they’ve got a few go-to plays that are the bread and butter of their game. Sit through a single series, and you quickly realize that our offensive strategy is to run two out of every three downs. Yet, in the UNI and Wisconsin games there was some spark of a passing game that sent Hawkeye hearts aflutter. […]

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Homecoming week hits Iowa City

Homecoming Week!

Homecoming is finally upon us! To celebrate, the University of Iowa is hosting events all throughout the week, culminating with a parade, coronation and concert set for Friday, Oct. 10 — the day before Iowa takes on Indiana. The homecoming parade — a fixture in downtown Iowa City for decades — kicks off on Friday […]

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The anatomy of a tailgate

Anatomy of a tailgate

It’s 7 a.m. and everyone around you is wearing costumes and face paint. Air horns, vuvuzelas and stereo equipment bungee-corded onto coolers appear out of nowhere. A ping pong ball lands at your feet and someone offers you a can of beer. This might be your heaven or hell—either way this is the Iowa City […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 21-23

THURSDAY

Phantogram w. Josiah Wolf | The Blue Moose Tap House | 6 p.m. | $12, all ages

Electronic/rock duo Phantogram is astounding. They’ve already gained notoriety in Iowa City for upstaging an Antlers headlining show at the Blue Moose Tap House. Now they return, as sure as ever, with their slick beats, lilting vocals, and sick guitar hooks to tear up Iowa City in their own right. […]

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