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An evolving eastern Iowa through the lens of LV’s CRANDIC

An evolving eastern Iowa through the lens of LV’s CRANDIC

IOWA CITY -- Our worlds are changing so quickly -- and one great illustration of that is the Third Annual Best of the CRANDIC from Little Village Mag, just announced last week to celebratory social media fanfare throughout the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. Even though...

New “TRM Behind the Scenes” blog is an homage to advocacy journalism

New “TRM Behind the Scenes” blog is an homage to advocacy journalism

“There are two forms of courage in this world,” writes author Jeff Brown. “One demands that we jump into action with our armor on. The other demands that we strip ourselves bare-naked and surrender. Bravery is a curious thing.” Systemic racism, unequal health access,...

Why newspapers matter

Why newspapers matter

The suspicion of media among LGBTQ people and people of color runs deep. So deep, that even a lesbian reporter writing a supportive piece about the LGBTQ community, for an LGBTQ-identified paper or column, can find herself getting verbally slapped in the face. When...

Leaving behind The Music Man’s “Iowa Stubborn”

Leaving behind The Music Man’s “Iowa Stubborn”

Remember these lyrics in “The Music Man,” that famous Iowa-based musical from the ‘50s by Meredith Wilson? “We can be cold as our falling thermometer in December, if you ask about our weather in July. And we’re so by God stubborn, we can stand touchin’ noses for a...

What IS The Real MainStream?

What IS The Real MainStream?

What IS The Real Mainstream? Editor Christine Hawes explains TRM’s focus on being open, honest and bold.

An evolving eastern Iowa through the lens of LV’s CRANDIC

An evolving eastern Iowa through the lens of LV’s CRANDIC

IOWA CITY -- Our worlds are changing so quickly -- and one great illustration of that is the Third Annual Best of the CRANDIC from Little Village Mag, just announced last week to celebratory social media fanfare throughout the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. Even though...

New “TRM Behind the Scenes” blog is an homage to advocacy journalism

New “TRM Behind the Scenes” blog is an homage to advocacy journalism

“There are two forms of courage in this world,” writes author Jeff Brown. “One demands that we jump into action with our armor on. The other demands that we strip ourselves bare-naked and surrender. Bravery is a curious thing.” Systemic racism, unequal health access,...

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