Life & Accent

Czech and Slovak Choral Society forming

Cedar Rapids native hoping to cast spotlight on little-known composers of his heritage

Peek at University of Iowa’s Pentacrest Museums

UI to host annual open house Aug. 28

Health

Study shows companies pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare

Revenue could be much higher if deduction were eliminated more broadly

WASHINGTON — When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President...

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Food

From the pantry: Peach crisp satisfies summer cravings, crunch with less butter

Summer is the time of cravings — the kind of cravings that really can’t be satisfied any other time of the year.

Corn in the...

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People and Places

Former Independence ballroom to be inducted into state hall of fame

The Gayla Ballroom opened in 1955, burned down in 1983

INDEPENDENCE — The Gayla Ballroom, an Independence landmark from its 1955 opening until it burned to the ground in 1983, will be inducted...

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Books

‘Borderline’: 1970s noir’s still dark in audiobook telling

The Bob spot: Cedar Rapids man is seeing America, one bookstore at a time

Bob Manson visited more than 30 indie bookstores last year

Hoopla

Win tickets to Iowa Festival of Beers on Aug. 31

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