Joel Northrup, a homeschooled Iowa senior and standout wrestler, has defaulted on his match with Megan Herkelman, a Cedar Falls freshman, because he refuses to compete against a girl. Herkelman and fellow Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black made history this year by becoming the first two female wrestlers ever to quality fort the state's wrestling championships. Black lost her first match, but Herkelman succeeded  in pinning her opponent and will ... Read More
As the title (and photo) insinuates, the mysterious Banksy is the Batman of street art. His work, by definition graffiti, by practice high art, expresses themes of existentialism, anti-capitalism, and anarchism. Like the aforementioned vigilante superhero, Banksy’s medium, however universally regarded as brilliant, has also been referred to as “art terrorism” and, inherently vandalism. He is just as beloved as he is reviled. And, with an Oscar ... Read More
Clever ladies Clem, Kathleen and Eve offer cookies and other baked goods (according to their twitter, today they're making cinnamon buns) out of their second story San Francisco apartment by dangling a string out their window with a bag attached to it reading "1$ for a fresh baked cookie (pull the string if you wish to partake).  Their company is called Fat Cookies (yes!) and it is really one of the best ideas I've heard all year. People need cookies, and we ... Read More
The cliché “writer meets a starlet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The starlet, usually of slim and gamine proportions, appears to thwart our expectations by ordering and consuming, with conspicuous relish, a meal that might satisfy a hungry dockworker.” New York Times writer, Jeff Gordinier points out that this situation has become oddly familiar, and it has even been coined “the documented instance of public eating” ... Read More
 I love a good dis battles. It's a spectacle of both ribaldry and talent that is sweeter than the normal tabloid infused Pitt-Jole-Aniston love triangle, because the participants of the rivalry actually partake in the dissin' and the audience gets to cheer and boo from the internet sidelines. Plus, we get to invest in a love or hate fan relationship that, if lucky, can last us a life time. I still draw lines when it comes to MC Lyte and Antoinette , and that ... Read More