A Literary Celebration

Iowa City has a long reputation as a literary center, not only within Iowa, but the entire country. It's in celebration of this reputation that the streets of downtown will be flooded with countless events, all devoted to books.

Everything But Water

In an online chat room for recovering crack addicts, the usernames Haikumom, Fountainhead, Orangutan, and Chutes and Ladders pass along slogans - "The only way out it is through it"; "One hit is too many - 1,000 is not enough"; and the declared (though censored) winner: "If you're eating a shit sandwich, chances are you ordered."

No Judgement, No Shame

Walking into the lobby of the Theatre Building late on a Friday morning, Nick Edinger attracts the attention of the few individuals lounging inside with his miniature sombrero, guitar, bulging backpack, and hands overflowing with various oddities.

A New Kind of Country

Eccentric artist Todd Snider claims his favorite aspect as a musician is being able to wear bandannas around his neck.

Rap on the Rise

What do baseball and hip-hop have in common?  Rap artist, Mike Stud.

A Pizza Don't

Does anybody remember Pizza on Dubuque? I vaguely remembered it from my first two years, but I was never adventurous enough to go give it a try. Then it closed, how sad.

Your Next Drink: Alabama Slammer

My first encounter with this drink was last year after a game, so the kick to get you past the beer plateau is definitely there.

Electrified JACK

Stace of Wonders

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