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Beatles cover band on the long & winding road to Iowa City

MELEA ANDRYS

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

It’s been 25 years worth of hard day’s nights, and Mark Benson has been workin’ like a dog. “Even though we’ve been at this for quite some time, we still study videotapes to make sure we’re not imitating something...

Poet Bialosky returns to read from Intruder

RACHAEL LANDER

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

While completing their degrees, some Iowa Writers’ Workshop students can only dream of coming back to Prairie Lights Books as the featured author of the night. For graduate Jill Bialosky, it will become a reality. The Writers’...

Sex advice and the UI law school for Dan Savage

JED MILLER

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

John Edwards, Tom Vilsack, and Dan Savage — these three men have very little in common. Edwards and Vilsack are prominent politicians, while the last rose to fame as a sex-advice columnist. The connecting thread among the...

Horde: Horde has high hopes for heavy metal, looks to Picador performance

REBECCA KOONS

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

It appears as if today, pure, unadulterated heavy metal is absent from the popular music scene. But it’s the “power of the riff” that propels John Hopkins and the rest of the Horde members, who said they are determined to...

Family Groove Company brings funky Sound to Yacht Club

DAN WATSON

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

The band Family Groove Company isn’t a family. It’s not a company, either. But the band members got one word in their name right: groove. The Chicago four will bring their funky sound to the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., on...

Local bands battle, measure for measure, for spot in summer festival

NICK FETTY

February 26, 2009

Filed under Arts

American music festivals have grown immensely in popularity over the last couple decades, with new ones popping up in every part of the country each year. On Friday, five Iowa City bands will compete to perform at one of the larger...

Oblique angles in sexual harassment

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Sexual harassment is a serious issue, it can’t be said too often. But the very ubiquity of the matter can lead to its misunderstanding, ignorant dismissibility, and exploitation. The university’s new training program for its...

Corps values of discrimination, condemnation

BRETT EDWARD STOUT - GUEST OPINION

February 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

We have become unfortunately accustomed to government math that doesn’t work, but it is our duty as Americans to confront that math when it is absurd. The New York Times has reported that the U.S. Armed Forces plans to recruit...

Twittering Obama

NATE WHITNEY

February 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Tuesday evening, I live Twittered President Obama’s speech to Congress, which I’m now columnizing for your reading displeasure. Follow the DI Opinions page on Twitter at twitter.com/diopinions. The following Tweets took place...

Matthews faces life for kidnapping, sexual abuse

OLIVIA MORAN

February 26, 2009

Filed under News

A judge found Micah Matthews guilty of kidnapping and burglary on Wednesday. Sixth District Judge Douglas Russell filed the ruling, convicting Matthews, 33, of first- and second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. Russell...

GM shakeup may kill ‘classics’

ADAM SULLIVAN

February 26, 2009

Filed under News

Rex Brandstatter’s father bought the family’s first Pontiac half a century ago, trading in their detested Chevy for a bright and shiny 1960 Pontiac Star Chief, with a white top and a blue bottom. The 59-year-old has been...

Arrested brokers had IPERS money

TESSA MCLEAN

February 26, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa residents worried about their retirement funds during the economic recession were given another scare this week. Two New York investment brokers were arrested Wednesday, charged with allegedly operating a $1.3 billion investment...