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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Like the country as a whole, Iowa has a Republican chief executive and a Republican-controlled legislature that creates problems where they need not exist, problems that look like the effects…
Corn, corruption, and the presidential caucuses
The picketing had not been stopped when we arrived in Sioux City. We had come through Indiana and Illinois into Iowa. In two days we had not passed through wild…
The vanishing breed of the country vet
By Kerry Howley, from Thrown, an account of the world of mixed martial arts narrated by a semi-fictionalized graduate student, out next month from Sarabande. Read More
Gambling for car parts in Osceola, Iowa
From documents submitted by Sue Grant, an expert witness, in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Henry’s Turkey Service, the operator of a turkey-processing plant…
From a June 8, 1972, letter by William Styron to Frederick Exley, the author of A Fan’s Notes, who was a guest lecturer at the University of Iowa that year.…