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  • Into the heart of religion

    - Feb 22, 2017
    By Levi Wright levi-wright@uiowa.edu “All religions are ultimately focused on an experience of transcendence, an experience that goes beyond the material realm,” said renowned religion scholar and Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Reza Aslan, who will début...
  • Dreams from the North flow everywhere in song

    - Feb 16, 2017
    By Lily Goodman lily-goodman@uiowa.edu Growing up in Cambridge Bay of Nunavut, the largest and northernmost territory of Canada, Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq described the small community of 2,500 people as a “land of 24-hour Sun...
  • Inside the power of 2

    - Feb 16, 2017
    By Claire Dietz Claire-dietz@uiowa.edu With Valentine’s Day just ending, the Old Capitol Opera decided to try something new: an anti-Valentine’s Day musical, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, to be staged at the Englert, 221...
  • Mansions of Words

    - Feb 16, 2017
    By Claire Dietz | claire-dietz@uiowa.edu “This is not for you,” is how the reader is greeted when opening Mark Danielewski’s postmodern novel House of Leaves. It has been more than 15 years since the work, his...
  • Living through New Jersey

    - Feb 15, 2017
    By Isaac Hamlet | isaac-hamlet@uiowa.edu This past week, Junot Díaz — a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and activist — visited campus through the auspices of the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing, with numerous events, including a reading Tuesday...
  • When a drag isn’t a drag

    - Feb 15, 2017
    The University of Iowa’s queer-inclusive fraternity will hold its first large drag event. By Brett Shaw brett-e-shaw@uiowa.edu Hunties and gentlemen, grab your wigs and lace up your boots for a premièring extravaganza of vibrant culture, accepting...
  • Art for rights’ sake rebels against oppression

    - Feb 15, 2017
    Artists raise funds for Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic. By Hannah Crooks hannah-crooks@uiowa.edu Rebelling against ideologies that oppress women and minorities, the Nasty Women art exhibition began in New York City, and it has...
  • Adele, Beyonce light up GRAMMYs

    - Feb 13, 2017
      By Brett Shaw brett-e-shaw@uiowa.edu Sunday was music’s biggest night, as the most talented stars in the world came together to celebrate this year in music at the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards. Adele and Beyoncé were...
  • Singing star Jarreau fondly remembered

    - Feb 12, 2017
    By Levi Wright levi-wright@uiowa.edu Today, the world mourns the passing of renowned jazz/R&B/pop talent Al Jarreau. Jarreau, 76, won seven Grammy Award-winning songs from a career that spanned across genres. The University of Iowa alum may...
  • Jarmusch returns with Paterson

    - Feb 12, 2017
    By Austin Henderson Austin-henderson@uiowa.edu In the midst of a cinematic world inundated by the thoughtless action and explosions of movie franchises such as Fast and Furious, writer and director Jim Jarmusch uses Paterson to set a...

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