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From the oldest business to a very old douchebag: Iowa City history explored in 2018

It’s traditional to look back over the past year as December draws to a close, and Little Village is looking back on all the times we looked back through Iowa City history in 2018. Thanks to questions submitted by readers to Your Village, in 2018 LV explored the namesakes of some downtown Iowa City streets, […]

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Iowa City’s oldest douchebag

Douchebags. Some might say Iowa City is full of them. Others might argue they’re a rare find. While locals eligible for this title might be thought of as callous, the oldest douchebag in town is actually quite fragile. So fragile, in fact, University of Iowa project archeologist Angela Collins said, “By just touching it, I could tell it wanted to crumble.” Collins is referring not to an aged alumnus, but rather to Dr. F. Wilhoft’s (Original) Lady’s Syringe, meant for vaginal cleanliness. A literal douchebag. […]

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Interview: ICPL welcomes UI School of Music with new programming

Musical Revue Englert Theatre — Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. The Iowa City Public Library recently announced a new nine month long program, Music is the Word, which kicks off this Sunday with a Musical Revue hosted at the Englert Theatre. We were able to ask Senior Librarian, Jason Paulios, and Adult Services Coordinator, Maeve […]

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