An Interview with Trey Reis of Warm Gospel Tapes

The Des Moines-based artist and musician Trey Reis runs Warm Gospel Tapes, a label that has grown an impressive collection of electronic and experimental...

Steve King Compares Black Lives Matter Protests to Nazi Pogram vs Jews

After a humiliating, self-inflicted primary defeat earlier this month, Congressman Steve King has apparently decided to spend his final, committee-free months in office doing...

Small-Town Police Chief Advocating Violence vs Black Lives Matter Protesters Claims Comment Was “Total...

The police chief of a small town in northwest Iowa is claiming that a comment he made on Facebook Monday that advocated violence against...

The Iowa Connection to Trump’s “Racist Baby” Video Flagged By Twitter

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information from Huffington Post reporter Luke O'Brien clarifying the nature of his interactions with Logan...

New York Times Ranks Ames Among Nation’s Likeliest COVID-19 Outbreak Sites

A New York Times analysis of nationwide coronavirus data, last updated Wednesday morning, ranked Ames as one of the cities with the highest average...

Iowa Books: Rock & Roll Memoirs, Boyhood Reflections, and The Floppy Show

Iowa has a ton of literary connections, from Iowa City’s Writers’ Workshop to Jane Smiley’s tenure at Iowa State, to the bridges of Madison...

Polk County GOP Promotes QAnon Conspiracy Theory Days After Claiming Account Was Hacked to...

Three days after the Polk County Republican Party dubiously claimed that a post on their official Facebook page defending the display of the Confederate...
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Audio Shows Governor Reynolds Backed Out Of Agreement to Provide Felon Voting Rights Language

In a Tuesday morning press release accusing Republican Governor Kim Reynolds of breaking her promise, organizers with the Des Moines branch of the Black...

Iowa Tapes, Part 1: Phyllis Khare, Greg Brown, Karen Meat

Introducing Physical Media Blog’s serialized survey of Iowa music in cassette tape form. Is the audio quality prime? No. Do all of these tapes...