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The Yes Men bring anarchy, comedy and political activism to Iowa City

The Yes Men

Film Screening and Q&A: The Yes Men Are Revolting FilmScene (via The Bijou Theatre) — Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. (Free) Using humorous deceptions to get their political points across, the Yes Men have regularly made headlines since they joined forces in 1999. Today, Mike Bonanno and his partner in crime, Andy Bichlbaum, bring […]

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Prairie Pop: Exploring the endearing punk past of ‘The Fast’

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For every hitmaker that emerged from the mid-1970s New York punk scene, like Blondie or Talking Heads, there were several more obscure groups like The Fast. Well, actually, no one was quite like The Fast. This is the story of three brothers — Miki, Mandy and Paul Zone — who grew up bisexual in a […]

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Join the Million Robot March

In 1979, University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry had the visiting team’s locker room walls painted pink. Fry said he did it because “pink is often found in girls’ bedrooms, and because of that some consider it a sissy color.” In 2005, UI doubled down by adding pink urinals, showers, floors and lockers. Many Hawkeye fans find it funny, while others see it as a leftover from a time when coaches motivated players by calling them “homo,” “girl” and in Fry’s own words, “sissy.” […]

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