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Iowa City Weekender: October 6-8

If there was ever a time to paraphrase Vashti Bunyan, it would be now as it’s going to be just another diamond weekend. […]

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Letter to the Editor Regarding John Millar's Survey Spam

We received this E-mail, from … let’s say “Concerned Citizen” — who wished to remain anonymous: Good morning, I want to offer my belated thanks to you and Bob Burton for the July 29th Your Town Now column, Here’s Looking At You, John Millar. I am deeply concerned about Millar’s lack of qualification and success, […]

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John Millar Spams Entire University with 'Survey'

You may or may not have read the Your Town column by our own Bob Burton, about the shenanigans surrounding the consulting contract awarded to John Millar’s Divaris Real Estate to do a highly dubious study of Iowa City’s downtown. Well, the other shoe is beginning to drop: all University Of Iowa students, faculty and […]

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UI Flashes Cash, Orders Bijou to Suck It

Yet another statement in support of the First Amendment and the Bijou’s right to bare skin Ah, Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark-approved day to celebrate love in all its many forms. Well, not all, if you’re the University of Iowa’s Tom Rocklin. Rocklin recently decided to cancel the Bijou Theatre’s showing of the 3-D camp porn […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 10-13

Who needs shopping malls when you’ve got more art per square inch than any other town on the planet!
– Graduate Painting open house this Friday
– Get all yer holiday shopping done this weekend at W.A.L.O.C. 6 and Eastside Artists
– Oh, and live music? Warm up your weekend with the Caribbean funk of Jumbies, for free at the Yacht Club tonight, then curl up with Cuddle Magic this Saturday at the Mill […]

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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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Iowa City Weekender – September 24-27

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Riverside Theatre So, we’re one month into the fall semester, and everyone should have their bearings by now.  If you are still paying cover at bars that offer neither a dj nor a band: Fail.  If you are starting tailgating at 6 am and surviving all the […]

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No more free parking at the U of I Hospitals for Patients?

This just came in my e-mail: “The present local and national economic environment is having a major impact on our financial performance. As part of our ongoing effort to align expenses with revenues without impacting direct patient care, we have reached the very difficult decision to eliminate the complimentary parking program for outpatient clinic visits […]

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