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Can You Become Addicted To Videogames?

June 26th, 2020

“Fortnite.” “Overwatch.” “God Of War.” Know anyone who plays those games? Know people who say, or demonstrate by their actions, that they’re “addicted” to those games? Think they’re exaggerating? They might not be. It sounds like a sci-fi scenario, but from a logical standpoint, you could become addicted to video games. Much like anything else addicting, all it would require would be repetitive stimulation of the right portions of the brain, creating a psychological and physiological need. And given the practice of playing video games,... Read More

QuadCities.com’s Jonathan Turner Wins Prestigious Pulitzer Center Honor

June 25th, 2020

QuadCities.com and WVIK reporter Jonathan Turner has won a prestigious honor! According to Turner’s Facebook announcement Wednesday night: “I am thrilled to announce that I will finally be able to use the word “Pulitzer” on my resume!!! No, I’m not getting a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, but the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C., is financially supporting the Prairie State Museums Project. “It’s a new collaborative effort of 16 journalists across Illinois (I’m the only one in the Quad-Cities) to compile two stories each on how... Read More

Annual David Collins Writers’ Conference Will Be Online Starting Tomorrow

June 24th, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, for the first time the 15th-annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will be held online, Thursday to Saturday, June 25-27. Paid workshops will be held via Zoom; free public events will be available on Zoom and via livestream to the Midwest Writing Center’s YouTube channel . The conference registration fee is $50 for MWC members, $65 for non-members; and $260 for full conference registration (four workshops + master class); $210 for three workshops; $160 for two workshops, and $85 for one workshop. Book pitches are $15 each. Attendees can hone their craft in... Read More

Dave Chappelle’s Surprise Special 8:46 Is Searing And Necessary

June 16th, 2020

There’s nothing seemingly structured. There’s nothing seemingly rehearsed. And that’s PART of what makes Chapelle’s surprise special on YouTube, aptly entitled 8:46 (after both the amount of time George Floyd was choked to death on film, and a surprising detail about Chappelle’s own life) so searing and necessary. Like the movement itself and the 400+ years of oppression black humans have experienced, it is ragged and honest and brutal and unrefined. This dialogue Chappelle presents is something of this moment and something the world needs. It finds itself less stand up special... Read More

Welcome To The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery!

June 16th, 2020

Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist. It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon! If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to adding YOU to the gallery! Our first artist to be featured is… Tom Vaccaro is an artist who specializes... Read More

Nutrition at Noon: Meal Plan Like a Pro

June 15th, 2020

Discover the best way to become and stay healthy through meal planning! Join Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Nina Struss, RD, LDN for a virtual informative and interactive class designed to build or enhance your meal planning skills to provide (mostly) healthy meals for you and your family. Nutrition at Noon: Meal Plan Like a Pro takes place on Friday Jun 19 from 12 – 12:30 p.m. All participants will receive guidance on how to create a successful meal plan that fits your family’s style and needs. Resources will be provided! This class is free, but requires pre-registration to attend. We will be... Read More

Music on the Lawn Goes Virtual

June 14th, 2020

Summer at Deere-Wiman House always means great performances at their Music on the Lawn concerts series. This year, they’re still inviting Quad Cities daycare providers and local families to enjoy high energy, family-oriented concerts, but with a fresh twist to accommodate social distancing guidelines. We’re launching the Deere Family Homes YouTube Channel. Use this link to view the concert:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_fE8Yu73pde2VPtzJ8tUQ. On June 10th, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House welcome their first featured musical guest, Amy Lowe. For an entire month, you can watch... Read More

QuadCities.com Wants To Produce Your Short Film! Enter Our Screenplay Contest!

June 11th, 2020

QuadCities.com, the area’s fastest growing and most trusted arts and entertainment resource, wants to produce your short screenplay! Filmmakers and QuadCities.com team members Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott will produce the winner of our ShortScreenplaySearch and the short film will be showcased on our website and social media platforms. The winner will be part of the entire production process and be given an inside look at independent filmmaking in the Quad-Cities. The guidelines: -All original material -Quad City resident -No more than 5 pages -Using iconic Quad City locations How it works: The... Read More

20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew

June 6th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center and Museum on Sunday, June 7th for “20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew,” presented over zoom by Kelly Lao, Executive Director of the GAHC. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, our lives have been shaped by the discoveries and creations of German and German Americans. Some left their homes to further their careers while others created their life’s work in the kitchen. In this presentation you will learn about 20 Germans whose work has likely touched your life. These are 20 Germans you didn’t know you knew. A zoom link... Read More

Virtual Classes at Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy

June 5th, 2020

While things in the Quad Cities are just now starting to open back up, not everyone is completely comfortable with venturing out into the wild. Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy understands this and is continuing to provide online virtual classes for those interested in continuing their art education. For a full list of classes, which range from Summer Acrylic Landscape to Life Drawings, please visit https://www.bereskinartgallery.com/shop/virtual-classes/29.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

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