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Marilynne Robinson interview – Reading 10/24 at Englert Theatre

I sat down on behalf of Little Village to catch up with Marilynne Robinson in her office at the Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, in advance of her upcoming talk at the Englert Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The acclaimed novelist, essayist and professor has received more awards, fellowships and prestigious visiting lectureships than can be tallied here, […]

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Iowa City Readings: June 19 – 22

Hello Iowa City readers, writers and bibliophiles – this sweltering week in the middle of June is the perfect week for you. A fantastic selection of readings are coming your way in the next few days, and whether you’re a veteran of Iowa City’s long tradition of literary readings, or you’ve been timidly waiting on […]

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Strange Attraction: An Interview with Claudia Gonson of the Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields, the brainchild of pop prodigy Stephin Merritt, hold a unique place in my musical heart. I came across the group purely by chance in 1994 after finding their Holiday album in a dollar bin (the record store clerk who priced it clearly didn’t realize what a gem it was). Rarely have I […]

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Sad Iron Music: Self Titled

Local Albums: April 2010 – Sad Iron Music is the musical persona of Jason Lewis, originally from West Virginia, but living now in Iowa City and attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was in the alt-country band Star City that a few years back achieved some prominence, accompanied, unfortunately, by little financial success. After turning […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 8-10

Good Weekend to You, Weekenders! First, a mighty huge thank you to Drug Rug for the kick ass in-studio set on last night’s edition of Little Village Radio, on KRUI.  If you were at their show at The Picador last night, with Portugal. the man, you know this band is for real.  For those of […]

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