Check out Strong Like Bear member and Ames Progressive music writer Bryon Dudley’s review of The Space’s third-year anniversary over at DesMoinesMC.

And check back here soon for more website updates. Cheers!

New issue’s online. Take a look around, and happy holidays.

Our end-of-year issue, featuring new installments of “Boots” and “Filth” and the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ted Kooser, is just around the corner. Keep an eye out!

Keep an eye out for our October issue, coming your way in just a few days.

The first issue of the Ames Progressive’s fifth volume is hot off the presses and available around town and online right here. Enjoy, and share your thoughts.

Our website is undergoing another series of updates. The issue archives are current again (some images are still missing from older articles — we’re working on it). Notice any problems? Shoot us a message at contact@amesprogressive.org. We’d be grateful for the help.

In other news: Work is underway for Volume 5. The first issue will be published later this month. Stay tuned, and thanks for reading.

The May issue of the Ames Progressive has been floating around town, so keep an eye out. It will be online soon.

Ames Progressive Editor-in-Chief Nate Logsdon is on tour with Des Moines-based Christopher the Conquered, who are on a U.S./Canada tour opening for Leslie and the LY’s. Nate’s blogging from the road: read about his trip here.

Those of you who’ve been by our office for shows lately might have noticed the audio/video setup installed by our friends at Griffle. Here’s a taste of what will be on the Ames Progressive website at some TBD point, when we set up our MySpace-independent music page:

The Ames Progressive is back online with our latest issue, which you can also find floating around town. Stay tuned for more updates.

The Ames Music Issue of the Ames Progressive is now available around town. It will be online shortly.

For those looking for something to do this Thursday evening, acclaimed folk singer and world-class guitarist Charlie Parr will be performing at the Ames Progressive Office. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is all ages. $5 admission.

And as always, for a complete show schedule visit our MySpace page.

Stay tuned for some more web updates within the next few days. Our upcoming Ames music-themed double issue is in the works and will be available in mid-November.

A few weeks ago The Motorhome Diaries stopped through Ames doing work on a documentary film in which they drive across the States in their motorhome MARV “to search for freedom in America.” As part of their visit, they interviewed Ames Progressive Editor-in-Chief Nate Logsdon, who in turn interviewed them. Here’s the interview with Nate:

The Poison Control Center’s Patrick Tape Fleming at Christopher the Conquered’s CD release show, October 10 at the Ames Progressive (watch out for the applause, it’s loud):

Check out more Poison Control Center at thepcctube.

New issue’s hitting Ames and available online now. An issue archive update’s on its way for faster access to older stories.

Stay tuned for our October issue, it’ll be here in just a few days.

Our September issue is working its way around town, and you can read it online right here, right now. Check the banner stories above, plus all these:
Yala: An Ames native’s journey in southern Thailand
DIY: Warming the World
Poetry: I’m a Water Person and Curtains
Don’t Be Na├»ve about Obama (guest commentary)
Bipartisanship: A Campaign Promise Worth Breaking (editorial)
A letter to the editor from State Senator Herman Quirmbach


The Ames Progressive Office was profiled yesterday at Ames News Online; check it out. The Ames Tribune also wrote a piece on our venue a month ago; read that here.

The deadline for submissions for our September issue is this Saturday, August 15 (but don’t hesitate to send us your stuff past that deadline; we’ll consider all submissions for future publication). Letters to the editor should be sent to letters@amesprogressive.org. For all other submissions, use contribute@amesprogressive.org.

The new Ames Progressive is available around Ames and online right here. Check out the banner image links above, as well as:
Scenes from the Des Moines 80/35 Music Festival
Gay Rights in Texas on Stonewall’s 40th Anniversary
Archimedes (new fiction)
Butter Michael Jackson: The Final Transformation
Laws and the Legislating Legislators Who Make Them (editorial)
The Obama Betrayal (letter to the editor)

According to their website, godhatesfags.com, Westboro Baptist Church will be in Ames on Friday, July 24, picketing at the southwest corner of Lincoln Way and University Boulevard from 4:45 until 5:30 p.m. “What’s up ISU? Long time, no see,” the website says. “We’re back to tell you God H8s You!” The reason He is angry at Iowa? Because we like to “brag about being little perverts,” and for that, “all who live [here] are cursed.”

We’ve got a new issue coming out before too long; stay tuned. There will be some website updates to follow.

The new issue of the Ames Progressive was published last week and is available around town at the usual locations. Read it online via the Recent Entries sidebar on the right. We’ll add it to our issue archives soon.

Stay tuned. New issue is arriving soon.

In addition to our MySpace page, we’ve now also got a new Facebook profile for you to friend.

We’re now doing yoga at the office on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. for early risers and 6 p.m. for the rest of us. We’ve got a new art gallery exhibit featuring works by Troy Cairo and Robert Braune. Check out the events page to see when we’re open so you can stop by and check it out.

The new issue of the Ames Progressive is now available around town and online here.

Next week, the Ames Progressive is heading to Washington to cover Barack Obama’s inauguration. For those of you who can’t make the trip out there, here’s an alternative option, via ISU lectures program coordinator Pat Miller:

Watch the Broadcast!
Inauguration Swearing-In Ceremony
Tue, 20 Jan 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

Enjoy coffee and snacks while watching the big screen as President-elect Barack Obama and the Vice President-elect Joseph Biden have the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. The program, broadcast from the steps of the United States Capitol, will include musical selections by John Williams, Aretha Franklin, Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. Other participants include Senator Dianne Feinstein, poet Elizabeth Alexander, and the Reverends and Drs. Rick Warren and Joseph E. Lowery.

Hot coffee and snacks while they last provided by Student Union Board, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Speech Communication.

Cosponsored By:
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
Speech Communication
Student Union Board
Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)

The Ames Progressive Office now has a MySpace page. Check ‘er out here.

On Saturday, January 17, and again on Monday, January 19 (one day before Barack Obama’s inauguration), The Office will screen the critically acclaimed documentary film Crawford, director David Modigliani’s glimpse into the lives of the residents of Crawford, Texas, after President George W. Bush moved there in 1999. Both showings will take place at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but we are encouraging donations of three to five dollars so we can continue to pay rent and offer events for the Ames community in the future. To learn more, visit the film’s website.

Crawford: a documentary from Crawford: The Movie on Vimeo.

The December issue of the Progressive is available around Ames and on our website.

Enjoy the site updates; we’re still in the process of updating some more old entries that got screwed up (lost images, dead links, etc.) when we encountered problems updating WordPress.

Stick with us; thanks for visiting. And happy holidays.