August 03, 2015
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Conference focuses on ‘sports, race, media’
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
Local film festivals on the rise, contributing to quality of life and generating economic activity in Iowa communities
The popularity of local film festivals is on the rise and expected to grow in coming years as presenters expand offerings to draw larger audiences, contribute to quality of life and generate a creative economy in communities across Iowa.
Nordic Fest Bunad show Friday, July 25, dedicated to Olsens, Nelson
The 2015 Nordic Fest Bunad Show is at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in the Steyer Opera House at the Hotel Winneshiek.
Kanoløpet Friday, July 24
Kanoløpet, Nordic Fest’s annual canoe race, is Friday, July 24.
Nordic Fest Board announces new commemorative button drawings
The 2015 Nordic Fest Board has announced a new program to promote the event and the collector’s buttons.
Northeast Iowa Montessori School to offer outdoor water play, indoor family care space during Nordic Fest this year
Northeast Iowa Montessori (NEIM) School at 418 West Water Street in downtown Decorah will host a free public children’s water play area and indoor family-friendly space during Nordic Fest.
Gone but not forgotten: Oneota Historic Future Alliance and ArtHaus are hosting receptions for the public to view art and artifacts related to East Side School Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18
Oneota Historic Future Alliance and ArtHaus of Decorah invite the public to view art and artifacts related to East Side School at ArtHaus 508 W. Water Street until July 20.
‘Her Lost Year': Luther's Tabita Green authors book on her family's struggle with adolescent mental health
In the spring of 2010, Tabita Green's daughter, Rebecka—then just 13—started to feel depressed and lost several pounds from her already slim frame. Almost immediately, Rebecka's well-meaning health care providers recommended that she take an antidepressant to "kick-start" the treatment process.
Decorah’s Emily Alcock selected to conduct summer research on representation of immigrants in the media
In recent years, the United States has experienced a surge of immigration from young Latinos unaccompanied by parents or guardians. This summer, Emily Alcock, Luther College junior of Decorah, is researching the ways in which media outlets sometimes portray these immigrants through lenses of racism and harmful stereotypes.
Foot Notes to host 'World’s Largest Schottische' in Decorah during Nordic Fest
Uff da! Guiness doesn’t know the difference between a schottische and a polka.
Ebert Vrtis is named new director of Oneota Film Festival (OFF)
Christy Ebert Vrtis, a Decorah-based filmmaker and film scholar, has been named director of the Oneota Film Festival (OFF).
Iris DeMent to perform at Seed Savers in Decorah with Greg Brown Saturday, Aug. 1
Iris DeMent, considered “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music” (NPR), is playing Seed Savers in Decorah Saturday, Aug. 1.
Decorah Public Library closed Friday, July 3- Sunday, July 5
Decorah Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
The New Minowa Players present Les Misérables June 26-28
A big musical in every way, Les Misérables is the longest-running musical in the history of musical theatre. It is also the biggest show undertaken by New Minowa Players in the 40-year history of the organization.
NICC to expand beef program
Students at Northeast Iowa Community College may have more hands-on experience with beef cattle, thanks to a new proposal.
Preservation architect reports on courthouse
It is entirely possible to preserve a building’s past while updating it for the future.
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