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The Center Does Not Holdnew

Ron Paul gets ignored by the media after nearly winning Iowa Straw Poll.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  08-24-2011  |  Commentary

'Methland' Tracks a Drug Through America's Cracks and Faultlinesnew

Meth is a drug with no celebrities, and Nick Reding treats his subjects with respect, despite close calls with former addicts who play disc golf with him one minute and threaten his life the next. But Methland's attempt to combine personal reflections on identity and place with an examination of the drug's role in a small town's economic struggles seems formally stale.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Brandon Bussolini  |  08-19-2009  |  Nonfiction

Queer Eye for the Hawkeyesnew

As Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition. But things went so smoothly, you had to pay attention to see history being made.
Boston Phoenix  |  Ben Fornell  |  04-30-2009  |  LGBT

'The Oxford Project' Uses Photography as a Kind of Time Machinenew

Ultimately, The Oxford Project is an homage to Americana, a photographic record of small-town America and the story of intertwined lives. It is about history, personal and collective, and that ubiquitous force: change. This book, like the facets of human features, is so intriguing, it is nearly impossible to put down.
San Antonio Current  |  Lyle Rosdahl  |  11-13-2008  |  Nonfiction

Iowa Dispatch: After the Floodnew

It goes without saying that these floods are double-edged swords. But unlike, say, wildfires that destroy houses in California or tornadoes that level mobile homes in Arkansas, there are compelling reasons why everybody should take an interest in last month's Iowa floods.
Artvoice  |  Victor Verney  |  07-07-2008  |  Disasters

Iowa Democratic Primary Turning into a Four-Way Racenew

Bill Richardson has joined John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama among the candidates hitting double-digits in the polls there, turning what's seen nationally as a three-way contest into an Iowa four-way.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  09-13-2007  |  Politics

All of the Joy, None of the Jesus

Singer-songwriter Susan Werner writes gospel music without using the gospel.
Eugene Weekly  |  Suzi Steffen  |  03-08-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Lee Enterprises Becomes Major Media Forcenew

Lee Enterprises' acquisition of St. Louis-based Pulitzer Inc. makes it a significant player in Illinois.
Illinois Times  |  Todd Spivak  |  02-05-2005  |  Media

Reporter Suspended When His Blog Is Uncoverednew

St. Louis Post-Dispatch features writer Daniel P. Finney was suspended after he was discovered to be the author of a blog that took frequent, thinly veiled potshots against his employer and co-workers.
Riverfront Times  |  Ben Westhoff  |  12-28-2004  |  Media

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