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V.24 No.7 |

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The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th

The Daily Word

Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.

More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.

Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.

FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.

Oh no! They're bulldozing the Bosque, people! Head there with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter on Sunday at 3pm to survey the damage.

A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.

It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.

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Film Review

Cedar Rapids

Ed Helms heads to an unconventional convention in a film that’s dark, funny, raunchy and sweet all at the same time

Ever since The 40-Year-Old Virgin became a massive sensation in 2005, Americans have developed a taste for edgier, more adult-oriented humor. Gone are the pratfalls, fart jokes and fat suits of the ’90s. Now, it’s all about sad-sack characters, uncomfortable situations and a healthy undercurrent of R-rated raunch.

Cedar Rapids follows in this vein by crafting a low-key comedy that’s equal parts drama, staffed by a collection of comedy industry ringers.