Entries Tagged as 'May 2010'

Ames Discord: Does the city have a Chicago problem?

June 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

On the evening of March 31 in southeast Ames, concerned parents gathered at Kate Mitchell Elementary School to discuss growing tensions attributed to allegations of student misconduct and an emotionally charged e-mail that had spawned in their presence. Some of the claims – a pack of fifth graders bullying classmates, for instance, and books gone [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · Gavin Aronsen · May 2010

Announcing the Ames Underground Music Archive Project

June 1st, 2010 · 13 Comments

Two years ago, the second floor Gallery Room at Iowa State’s Memorial Union hosted a show featuring a series of photographs of Iowa musicians. The title and description of the show suggested that the photographs would represent the range of Iowa music, yet almost all of the photos were of artists based in Iowa City. [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Editorials · May 2010

A Chat with Artist Jordan Zantow

June 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Jordan Zantow is a painter, cartoonist, and musician who grew up in Boone and currently lives in Ames. He has a distinct visual style that is characterized by an eye-popping barrage of colors and shapes that are loosely arranged around psychedelic cartoon characters. His work has been on display at Stomping Grounds in Campustown for [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Interviews · May 2010 · Nate Logsdon

Fallow

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

My father’s cousin grew up on a grain farm with his big sister and their parents, who were two generations off the boat from Sweden. They named him Harle. When he was a teenager, his father Joe died. His sister had already married and moved away. He stayed and farmed the family’s acres and took [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Fiction · May 2010

Creating Space for Art in Ames

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

A conversation with Mitchell Squire, creator of Spoonful – a temporary space installation on the east end of Main Street. Last month Jerrod Jordahl and I made our way to one of the most interesting and small spaces we had encountered on Main Street. Mitchell Squire, a professor of architecture, had invited us to see [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · DIY · Kristin Roach · May 2010

The Atudes’ Rumor Has It

June 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Man, I can’t begin to tell you the many steps it took for The Atudes’ debut album Rumor Has It to end up in my mailbox! Let’s just say there is some fortunate person in east Ames who was lucky enough find an advance copy of the record in their mailbox. So I will write [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · May 2010 · Reviews

Electronidoll’s Des Moines

June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Long ago, more years than I care to acknowledge, I went to see a show at the Maintenance Shop. I don’t even remember what show it was, to be honest, but I recall that Keepers of the Carpet were the opening band, and I was struck by how damn poppy, happy, and upbeat they were. [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · May 2010 · Reviews