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Review: Cedar Rapids

In his fourth film, aspiring maverick director Miguel Arteta ( Chuck & Buck ; Youth in Revolt ) follows Capra deeper into the cornfield with this slyly complex and broadly comic farce about innocence, corruption, and the gray areas between.
Conventional wisdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2011
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Review: ''American Gothic'' painter Grant Wood gets to leave the closet

Who was Grant Wood? Millions of Americans know him as the artist who painted American Gothic — and that's about it. But since his death, from pancreatic cancer, in 1942, he's become the poster boy for the right and the whipping boy of the left.
American gay
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 07, 2011
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Review: It's no joke: Grant Wood is truly a great artist

Even if the name isn't instantly familiar, the painting will be. You've seen it on billboards, on magazine covers from Mad to Time , in Charles Addams cartoons, on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live.
America's best-kept secret?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 01, 2011

Crossword: ''Leaving So Soon?''

Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
By MATT JONES  |  March 19, 2010
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Queer eye for the Hawkeyes

This past Monday, as Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition in America's heartland.
Gay marriage takes first steps in Iowa
By BEN FORNELL  |  May 01, 2009
CHARGE: Wondering where Romney and his staff have been?

The presidential hunt

Mitt Romney and his staff don’t leave home without their American Express cards — which gives the rest of us a chance to see exactly how, and where, they’ve been spending their gubernatorial campaign funds.
Mitt  Romney charges up the national campaign trail
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 14, 2006