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Iowa City celebrates the centennial birthday of Bill Sackter

A $2 bill is the home to Thomas Jefferson’s face for many. But for Bill Sackter, it was his lucky piece. The bill remained in Sackter’s pocket wrinkled and nearly transparent for more than 40 years, but there came a time when he felt a friend was in more need of its luck.


Walk It Out Multicultural Fashion Show celebrates differences in the Iowa City Community

Fashion runways are filled with models who all look fairly similar and engage in nearly identical walks and turns. This will not be the case Saturday, when seven groups will present their unique styles of fashion in the annual Walk It Out Fashion Show.


Eleventh-Annual Iowa City Documentary Film Festival challenges convention

When words and photos can no longer tell a story, filmmakers navigate to the most obscure corners of reality to reveal the world in a new light.


Beaver's Night Out: The Pit

Warm weather means Iowa cookouts, and no Iowan event is complete without pulled pork and barbecue. After my visit this week, I've found that there is no place better to satisfy that hunger than The Pit Smokehouse & BBQ, 130 N. Dubuque St.


Stewart: Dark Moon is Full of Bright Ideas

The GameCube was the first Nintendo home system to release without a Mario game, instead launching with a strange game called Luigi’s Mansion. Now, almost 12 years later, we have Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, a game that builds on its predecessor’s ideas, but comes equipped with so many of its own that it feels more like a re-imagining rather than just a sequel.


Verhille: And the ‘Poo’ award goes to … Electronic Arts

For the second year running, Electronic Arts has won the 2013 “Worst Company in America” tournament hosted by the consumerist.com.


Stage managers: The theater's backbone

In the theater world, they are the coaches, athletes, pilots, waitresses, interpreters, hall monitors, first-responders, drill sergeants, psychiatrists, scribes, architects, and masterminds.


Beer of the Week: Rare Vos Amber Ale





 
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