News & Features

  • Cheryl Weatherford
    ReAlive Metaphysical connects anew with COVID-19 precautions

    MARION — “No-touch air hugs,” new hours, and a plexiglass barrier between staff and customers are part of the changes you’ll find at ReAlive Metaphysical & Repurposing since the coronavirus crisis. ReAlive is now open noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. ReAlive will offer curbside pick-up and private in-store shopping by appointment. Additional changes include: Hand sanitizer in the front and back of the +

  • Corner Store focuses on curbside for its CBD, hemp, natural products

    Cedar Rapids' Corner Store Apothecary, among the state's leaders in third-party-certified CBD and hemp products, will continue to offer curbside pick-up of its various natural +

Arts & Entertainment

  • ‘Kinky Boots’ enlightens
    Christine Hawes

    ROCK ISLAND – Brett Hitchcock calls it one of the “edgiest” shows the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse has ever put on in its 43-year history, comparable only to “The Full Monty.” “Kinky Boots,” the award-winning creation of Cyndi Lauper and +

  • Slam poetry in Iowa born 19 years ago
    Caleb Rainey

    In the documentary, “Louder Than a Bomb,” a poet takes the stage and says “poets, breathe now.” Though I wasn’t a poet yet when I saw the film, I held my breath and then released it with him. In that +