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CALENDAR: Dance, Dance, Dance!

UI's premier touring troupe Dancers in Company returns for concerts in Iowa City on Feb. 27-28 for their home concert • Todd Oliver brings his canine buddies to the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Feb. 28 ... read more


The Michael Jackson tribute Unbreakable comes to the Sondheim on Feb. 28 • 1st Fridays Art Walk on March 6 gives kids the chance to make and appreciate artFairfield's own Robert Reeder performs at Cafe Paradiso on March 6 ... read more

dancers in company

Best New Songs

Fringe Toast Presents the Annual Crispy Awards

Check out this group of uncommonly good but rarely heard songs, hand selected by Andy Bargerstock, host of KRUU FM's Fringe Toast radio show .... read more

host country, diana garles

Calling All Writers!

Submit Your Work to Writing Anthology

The Dubuque Area Writers Guild has put out the call for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other creative works for their annual anthology ... read more

dubuque writers guild


Why I Gave Up My Truck

Anyone who lives in the country knows how useful a pickup can be. Why switch to a much smaller car? Learn what happens when a country dweller gives up his beloved truck ... read more

thom krystofiak

1942 Wedding

My Parents' Marriage Lasted 63 Years

Dominec and Genevieve Fusco had an enduring bond that kept them together for over half a century ... read more

fusco wedding

Art Imitates Life

Birdman: An Edgy Dark Comedy

Director Alejandro Inarritu takes an intimate, magical journey through an actor's comeback in this highly original film ... read more

birdman, michael keaton

What Price Glory?

Bang the Drum! Whiplash is Ripsnorting Fun

With Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor, Whiplash entertains from beginning to end  ... read more

miles teller, whiplash

Rock Legend

Dave Mason Brings Traffic Jam to Iowa

Co-founder of Traffic and friend of rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and Peter Frampton, Dave Mason brings the Traffic Jam Tour to Iowa City this month ... read more

dave mason

"If I Was a River"

Rocker Willie Nile Shows His Gentler Side

Long-time rocker Willie Nile brings a cheerful innocence to his lyrics. He'll be performing at CSPS in Cedar Rapids this month ... read more

willie nile

Movie Reviews

Inherent Vice: Complex, Ribald & Moving

Movie critic Neil Fauerso is back in the States and reviewing movies for us again! Read his positive, contrary-to-the-critics take on Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice .... read more


inherent vice

Blogs from Source Writers

Musings, anecdotes, and stuff that didn’t fit in print

  • The Annual Anonymous Potters Sale! 
    The MUM Ceramics Club presents: The Annual Anonymous Potters Sale!*plus special guests*2 DAYS ONLY: Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st from 1:00-4:00 PM Both DaysLocated in the MUM Art Building in the Design StudioAll Items Priced to sell!Cash or Check only ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • "We Got Spirit, Yes We Do" 
    Unity Gallery presents their next show: "We Got Spirit, Yes We Do" is an exhibition of pocket-sized artworks by 75 contemporary artists, organized by the Madison, Wisconsin-based project space Lovey Town. The works are presented in a series of miniature exhibition spaces installed thr ... by rustin READ MORE 
    THE IOWA POETRY ASSOCIATION'S70th Annual ContestGeneral Rules For All DivisionsNote: FAILURE TO OBSERVE RULES MAY DISQUALIFY ENTRIES.Contests are open to all persons with Iowa residence. (See College exception) No entry fee. No membership or book purchase requirement.Poems must be original and u ... by rustin READ MORE 
                --for W. E. Butts   “…when the hero we thought was doomed survived after all,/ the whole place lit up, and we remembered who we were.” (Movies in a Small Town, 1957)   They put on their swim tr ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Induced 
    Mozart reaches for the clavier’s keys. I have one apple in my backpack. The light changes.  I cross the street, A few flakes fall from the sky. I will spend part of the morning walking. I have no money in my pocket. The waiter brings coffee To a table as I pass the café. Th ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Cartoon by Kate Larson 
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