Iowa City's new High Ground Cafe keeps coffee local

A couple of workers start conversing with a customer in order to perfect her espresso order. In the corner, an older couple seems to be discussing the stories they briefly glanced over in that morning's paper while enjoying their afternoon coffee.

Q&A with Iowa blues legend Dennis McMurrin

Dennis McMurrin is one of the most renowned guitar players in Iowa. He has been playing guitar and singing for almost 50 years with a wide range of bands, including most recently Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band and McMurrin & Johnson.

Bad Seed to premiere at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

The Iowa Summer Rep, a theater company of University of Iowa with both student and professional actors, will venture off the beaten path of classic theater productions to present Bad Seed this weekend.

All Iowans Read program continues with The Year We Left Home

No matter who you are, where you come from, where you have been, or whether you lived through the farm crisis of the 1980s, there are always aspects that resonate with Iowans in The Year We Left Home.

Seldom Seen music festival combines urban and rural influences

The comment was something one might expect from an old farmer reclining in a chair on his front porch. Certainly, it was odd coming from the mouth of a 21-year-old festival organizer sitting at a noisy table in the Java House.

Between the Lines program seeks to educate kids on culture and literature

Imagine Arabic, Russian, and American writers, all from different backgrounds and experiences, coming together for two weeks of collaboration and learning.

Beer of the Week: Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Two Hearted Ale is surprisingly light in flavor for its alcohol content, and even more surprisingly completely round in its impact on the senses.

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