Universal’s Dracula, from Bela Lugosi to Lon Chaney Jr. and Beyond

During 2019, and into 2020, I decided that I would watch every Godzilla film, in order, and write a blog about it. If you’re...

Iowa Tapes, Part 3: Love Songs for Lonely Monsters/Datagun, Odd Pets, Nicholas Naioti

Love Songs for Lonely Monsters/Datagun, self-titled split tape — 2011 Love Songs for Lonely Monsters by Love Songs For Lonely Monsters LS4LM and Datagun were two...

Radiohead Deluxe Editions, Part 1

I’m a huge Radiohead fan, and have collected the bulk of their special/deluxe editions over the years, usually as they were released. Their music...

“The Most Transparent Governor in Iowa History”

On May 21, Pat Garrett, the spokesperson for Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, called her "the most transparent governor in Iowa history" in response to...

Divine Media: Achievements of the Drag Queen Who Rose to Fame with John Waters

Divine was an extraordinary actor and drag queen, the star of John Waters’ legendary Baltimore film company Dreamland Productions, and a gay icon who...

Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Be Shut Down, Emptied of Oil

A federal judge on Monday ordered that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline that crosses more than 300 miles of Iowa land temporarily be shut...

Steve King Calls on Gov to Crack Down on “Terrorist” Org Black Lives Matter

On Friday, just over a week after comparing Black Lives Matter protesters to Nazis, outgoing Congressman Steve King tweeted at Governor Kim Reynolds to...

Iowa Tapes, Part 2: Skye Carrasco, Nostromo, Jack Lion

Dark Pines, Skye Carrasco — 2011 DARK PINES by skye carrasco I only got to see Skye Carrasco play live a handful of times, but she...

Sioux Rapids Police Chief Suspended Over Post Advocating Violence vs Protesters

Tim Porter, the police chief of Sioux Rapids in northwest Iowa, has reportedly been suspended for two weeks without pay and will undergo sensitivity...

Grassley: Dems “Don’t Care Anything About the Black Community”

Asked Thursday by a Washington correspondent for the Nexstar Media Group — the parent company of Des Moines station WHO-TV — if he was...