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Candidates’ books offer clues to presidency

DI STAFF

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

It's almost a rite of passage for politicians to publish books. Barack Obama is a bestselling author whose book The Audacity of Hope reveals important aspects of his governing philosophy. The DI Editorial Board read and reviewed...

Author Donald Ray Pollock reads at Prairie Lights

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

Donald Ray Pollock dropped out of high school when he was 17. He worked at his town's paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, for years. Then, at age 50, he quit to be a writer. "I was just in this place where I wanted to do something...

Indie pop duo performs at the Mill

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

Her last album was about a breakup, and Khaela Maricich wanted to share her music with anybody who wanted to listen. "It was really satisfying to barf out what was true about it," the 36-year-old said. "For better...

Blues & BBQ festival returns to North Liberty

NINA EARNEST

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

One day. One party. One cool time. Blues and BBQ, an annual North Liberty festival, will return this weekend following a rain cancellation during the Memorial Day weekend. And while the daylong celebration aims to celebrate...

Beer of the Week: Potosi Brewing Co., Steamboat Shandy

BRIAN ALBERT

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

The Beer of the Week is a seasonal brew infused with pure cane sugar and lemon juice. Created in Wisconsin by Potosi Brewing Co., Steamboat Shandy is a sweet summer brew with a bright yellow glow and a foamy head. "It's...

Q&A: Summer of the Arts Executive Director Lisa Barnes

DI STAFF

July 20, 2011

Filed under Arts

The Daily Iowan sat down with Lisa Barnes, the executive director of Summer of the Arts, to discuss this summer's festivals and the significance of the arts in the city. DI: We're nearing the end of the summer. Obviously, you've ...

IC Animal Services warns pet owners of heat

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

For Iowa City resident Shannon Lizakowski, 27, keeping Cody, her spoiled 6-year-old golden retriever, out of the heat as much as possible is common sense. "I rarely have him outside," she said, sitting on a bench with...

Hawkeye sports officials fend off funding criticism

LUKE VOELZ

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

The University of Iowa Athletics Department and those of peer institutions are defending their spending habits following a round of criticism from Michael Gartner. The former state Board of Regents president turned his eye on...

UIHC ear, nose, and throat ranks in top 10

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Otolaryngology Department was ranked fifth among more than 1,400 hospitals in the most recent edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report. Nine other UIHC adu...

Local doctor has wide range of experiences

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

Hani Elkadi fiddled with a white napkin as he spoke about his life. A plastic, rainbow-colored bracelet on his wrist shook as his hands moved. "I describe myself as a man who is searching for the truth that he could never...

UI alum first openly gay federal judge

DI STAFF

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

A University of Iowa graduate has become the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of J. Paul Oetken to a federal bench in Manhattan. President Obama nominated...

Iowa groups argue balanced-budget amendment

DI STAFF

July 20, 2011

Filed under News

Ten Iowa groups have signed and sent a letter to members of Congress stating a constitutional balanced-budget amendment would damage the economy. According to the Iowa Independent, signatories said an amendment is "a recipe f...