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Friday, August 21, 2015
University of Iowa Hospital, Hawkeyes come together to honor Kid Captains

IOWA CITY — On the University of Iowa’s west side, the UI Children’s Hospital and Kinnick Stadium sit side by side. But it ... »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Everybody Eats: Get out of dinner rut, try a new recipe

Everyone has a go-to recipe, something they can whip up with little prep, planning or even thought. Mine is a chicken stir fry I made up on the fly ... »

Everybody Eats: A friendship and rhubarb pie to remember
During my recent cleaning spree, I discovered a box of stationary in the basement storage area. I’m not just talking about a small box of blank ... »
Cook Club: Crepes good for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Crepes are making an appearance all hours of the day or night. Crepes whip up in a flash and can be stuffed with a variety of tasty and nutritious fil ... »
Trendy Toddies: Cold brew makes a splash among coffee drinkers
Iced coffee is in the middle of a revolution. You may wonder how something seemingly so simple can undergo a change of any consequence but across the ... »
Public Space One hosts cooking workshops
The kitchen at Public Space One in Iowa City has been used as a test kitchen for a start-up tofu company, a nightly croissant-making station for a bak ... »
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
‘Avenue of Flags’ spreads pride in Corridor

The stars and stripes are aligned on major national holidays in several area communities, due to a subscription program called Avenue of the Flags. ... »

Iowa City programmer leading effort to create follow-up to 1990s computer game The 7th Guest
Fan fiction rarely makes a commercial splash, but an Iowa City video game developer is hoping to change that. Programmer Ryan HoltKamp is working on T ... »
Playscape coming to Wickiup Hill
TODDVILLE — Linn County Conservation is constructing a play area to give children the chance to interact with nature.The natural playscape, at ... »
Travel: Mighty Niagara
One of the first things you learn on a visit to Niagara Falls is that there are actually three sets of falls — and two major ways to see them. B ... »
Iowa All Over: A stop on the Underground Railroad
LEWIS — The Hitchcock House, built in 1856 by Reverend George Hitchcock, a Congregational minister, is one of the few remaining Underground Rail ... »
Sunday, August 23, 2015
‘And the Good News Is ...’: Fox News contributor’s memoir keeps on the sunny side

Dana Perino is far from her Wyoming roots but not far from the values of hard work and respect that she learned growing up. Life really took off fo ... »

‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War’: Gripping look into bombing’s fallout
War is complicated and cruel, and author Susan Southard makes no bones about it in her remarkable book, “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War. ... »
‘Breaking Point’ probes life, mysteries
With “The Breaking Point,” Jefferson Bass — the pseudonym for the writing duo of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass — has pen ... »
Author Cristina Henríquez to give Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture
DECORAH — Events related to immigration fill the media, but rarely do stories about the day-to-day realities, the heart and humor of the immigr ... »
‘In the Country’: Engaging characters can’t overcome repetition
Author Mia Alvar was born in the Philippians and raised in Bahrain and the United States, a travel path that, according to the characters in her short ... »
Saturday, August 22, 2015
From the Ground Up: What is fragrance?

Have you ever wondered why some flowers, such as lilacs and roses have a lovely fragrance and others, especially some of the newer hybrids, have li ... »

At Home: Pest prevention
Have an infestation of unwelcome insects in your garden? Want to keep your potted plants safe when you bring them inside for the winter? There are th ... »
At Home: What to consider when buying a new bed
Americans, on average, will buy three or four beds over the course of their lives. So do your research and ask lots of questions to make your mattress ... »
From the Ground Up: What you need to know about the Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer is spreading in Iowa. Should I be doing anything with my ash tree now? And how do I know if it's infected? According to Iowa State ... »
Modern Manners: Getting back to the table
What does every person do at least three times a day to sustain themselves? Yes, the question may be answered differently depending on who you ask, bu ... »