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The Occupiers

Who are they, what do they want and what’s next?

Standing at the bus stop on East Grand Avenue on any given day of the week, one will likely hear an array of contrasting messages coming from interested passersby: “Hell yeah! Keep up the good work!” mixed with, “Go home, hippies! Losers!” And honking “to show your support” as the sign on the corner of Grand and East 14th Street commands. Read More..

 Locker Room
Big Wheel Rally

For the past 11 years, Austin Gill and friends have taken over the Ingersoll Avenue bar scene on the second Saturday in December with their trusty two-wheeled machines for the past 11 years. Read More...


 Civic Skinny
A $100,000 bonus for a 7-5 record. Furloughs at the Register.

What’s mediocrity worth these days? If you’re Kirk Ferentz and you just finished a mediocre 7-5 football season, it’s worth an extra $100,000 Read More...

 Food Dude
Cheese bliss

C.J. Bienert has followed his bliss about as faithfully as that can be done in post-mythological times. He fell under the spell of artisan cheese when working at Wine Experience at age 18. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Harkin: Obama camp ‘silently cheering’ for Gingrich

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says Newt Gingrich’s rising fortunes in Republican presidential primary and caucus polling is lifting hopes in the White House as well. Read More...

 The Sound
Hancock lives the honky tonk blues that he moans so well

Wayne “The Train” Hancock personifies the old adage that you have to live the honky tonk blues to sing them so convincingly.

Oh, brother, can The Train sing ’em.

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