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 ... »
Sunday, August 30, 2015
‘Pants-Free Parenting: A love letter to my child’s teacher

Filling out school forms is one of life’s greatest sources of anxiety. Perhaps it’s because I spent most of my life home-schooled and ... »

Modern matters: The art of conversation: Practice makes perfect
By Lauren M.G. Burt, correspondentOnce upon a time, people used to wait for the Pony Express to deliver news of family, friends and the world’s ... »
Linn County receives award for parks challenge geocaching program
Sometimes, it can be hard to “unplug.” But, it turns out, there's a way to turn your phone attachment into an outdoor adventure through g ... »
Sleep paralysis, a feeling of being conscious and unable to move, hits sleep-deprived hard
One moment, you’re peacefully sleeping. The next, you’re awake and paralyzed — unable to move, breathe or scream as you begin to ... »
‘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.Mem ... »
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tasty ‘Slices’ of a pizza delivery guy’s life

“Slices” is a slim volume Rob Cline put together “so as not to be the one Writing Lad with nothing new” at upcoming boo ... »

‘Prisoner’ takes no prisoners in sci-fi thriller
Dennis Green’s new book opens with a bang when Trav Becker catches a bleeding man in his arms. The man gasps, “They’re coming!&#x ... »
A pioneer girl at heart
Pamela Smith Hill first discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books at the age of 10, while living in the Missouri Ozarks, just 50 mil ... »
Review: ‘Memoirs of a Dead White Chick’
Lennox Randon’s new sci-fi historical novel, “Memoirs of a Dead White Chick” (CreateSpace, 322 pages, $13.99), presents an irresi ... »
‘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 for h ... »
Saturday, August 29, 2015
From the Ground Up: Tomatoes take hard hit this year

Many gardeners across Eastern Iowa are now enjoying the rewards of the tomatoes planted last spring, but not all of those tomatoes are perfect. Tom ... »

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 littl ... »
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 ... »