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Making the Trek to Riverside’s annual gathering

CHRIS CURTLAND

June 29, 2009

Filed under News

Roughly 15,000 voyagers descended upon Trek Fest this past weekend, journeying from around the planet — perhaps to explore the strange, new world of Riverside and to seek out the unprecedented life forms and civilizations there,...

Fighting cyber cheaters in online classes

NICOLE KARLIS

June 29, 2009

Filed under News

Local professors who teach online courses breathed a collective sigh of relief when they heard their students would not have to submit to more demanding regulations than on-campus students. Earlier this summer, federal lawmakers...

Where’s the beef? Here in the Corn State

KIF RICHMANN

June 29, 2009

Filed under News

Brady McDonald said he can often be found slicing cuts of Iowa-raised beef into steaks and fillets in a restaurant kitchen, some of which might end up on the table during Sunday night’s dinner rush. McDonald, who works for...

Parkview makes slow post-flood comeback

AMY MATTSON

June 29, 2009

Filed under News

Nothing makes for better summertime grilling than a bit of floodwater — at least according to former Parkview Terrace resident Greg Schrock. When the Iowa City homeowner spotted an abandoned diesel barrel on the Iowa River’s...

Local eateries serve on

ADAM SALAZAR

June 29, 2009

Filed under News

Cherry oak tables, fine white linen, charming even to the most sophisticated aficionado, and an endless sea of sparkling glass awaiting the splash of an exquisitely sweet white or a profound red. Chef’s Table, 223 E. Washington...

Lickliter teaches campers basketball basics, team unity

TRAVIS VARNER

June 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Kids small in stature but big in enthusiasm were in the Field House last week showcasing their skills at the annual Iowa youth basketball camp. The campers, who are in grades second through eighth, participated in structured...

Iowa eschews sports fees

PATRICK RAFFERTY

June 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Universities across the country are implementing, and in some cases raising, athletics fees for their students. While athletics departments nationwide have been forced into taking such measures, making students pay fees is something...

Mediocre air and water quality ratings in Iowa tarnish our “green” reputation

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 29, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Summer is in the air and, unfortunately, that’s not the only thing in the air. A drive up Interstate 380 at certain points of the day will prove that. The air blowing in one direction will produce a fragrance that is unmistakably...

Are you there Recession? It’s me, Iowa City.

DEAN TREFTZ

June 29, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Call it recession depression. There’s something oddly disappointing about living in the city with the lowest unemployment in the nation during the biggest recession in 75 years. Iowa City had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent...

Movie review – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

ERIC ANDERSEN

June 29, 2009

Filed under Arts

*** out of ***** A summer blockbuster such as the Michael Bay-directed Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is hard to tackle when doing a review. The script is weak overall, there is a lot of cheesy dialogue, and most of the c...

Performers connect poorly in Summer Rep’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone

ELLEN HARRIS

June 29, 2009

Filed under Arts

The tall, dark, and textured walls of the set of Dead Man’s Cell Phone evoked a sense of absurdism similar to Alice’s trip down the Rabbit Hole. In Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Alice is represented by Jean, a woman who accidentally...

Movie review: My Sister’s Keeper (web exclusive)

KRISTEN PETERS

June 29, 2009

Filed under Arts

*** out of ***** For those hoping to see the film adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, it’s unlikely to be found here. Without even mentioning the drastic change of ending the producers chose, this movie does...