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Defender Picks Adds 300 New Words released their newest update this week, and the over 300 words and terms added to the site highlight the language of modern life. From slang terms like "hangry" and "bitchface" to the RuPaul-approved "shade" to the Beyoncé-championed "slay," the new lexicon is a celebration of what it means to relate and communicate in 2017.  

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F&B, Words, and Parties at Week Three of Faux/Real

Faux/Real Festival of the Arts is rolling into a third and final weekend. The offerings show no signs of slowing down though. Along with the numerous theatre offerings, F/R has plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and listen to some local authors.

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Faux/Real's Lit Lineup

The book fair was rained out this wekend, but there are still plenty of oportunities to listen to some readings. Faux/Real Festival of the Arts is offering lots of local writers reading at the Cafe Faux/Real (940 Elysian Fields Avenue) and United Bakery Gallery. 

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Faux/Real Fest Lineup Reveal

The Faux/Real Festival of the Arts provided a sneak peak at their November lineup today. The fest will include over 80 performing arts productions, 30 food and drink events, and 60 literary readings. The schedule spans the gamut from classics to the avant-garde.

Room 220 Reminds Us That Iowa is More Than Caucuses

By Room 220

The University of Iowa's creative writing program is widely lauded as the best in the nation. So, it was a coup when Room 220 bought the school's International Writers Program Even more impressive, on September 29th, the global writers will return for the fifth straight year. This year’s reading will feature Armen of Armenia (Armenia), Karen Villeda(Mexico), Samuel Kolawole (Nigeria), and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow (Singapore).

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