• Strolling through fear

    - Aug 29, 2016
    By Alex Kramer An introverted mind can lead to great things, its cogs eternally cranking out something new, ghastly, or even brave. This is certainly the case for Hannah Pittard, the acclaimed novelist who will...
  • Upright and still improving

    - Aug 25, 2016
    The Upright Citizens Brigade will haul its famed long-form improv style to Iowa City on Friday. By Claire Dietz @claireldietz Upright Citizens Brigade, a long-form improv troupe whose alumni include Amy Poelher, Kate McKinnon, Jack...
  • Filming through affliction

    - Aug 25, 2016
    By Isaac Hamlet The Englert will screen the documentary Gleason, a story about a former pro athlete and his family dealing with ALS at 8 p.m. Friday. Following the screening, the documentary’s producer and director...
  • Life among the dogs, plus ice cubes

    - Aug 25, 2016
    By Isaac Hamlet For most, going south for the summer is ideal for capitalizing on the sunshine the season affords. The appeal of amusement parks, beaches, and boardwalks is a siren call for the standard...
  • Laughter becomes a donation for one local

    - Aug 4, 2016
    By Quentin Yarolem On Friday, a comedy show and silent auction to raise money for Pat Pybril, who is in Stage 5 kidney failure, will take place at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. All...
  • Shadows & light of the everyday people

    - Jun 20, 2016
    By Claire Dietz Judy Polumbaum grew up in the dark room. She still remembers the first camera her father, Ted — a photojournalist who captured such personalities as Ted Kennedy and Julia Child for a...
  • Twin City’s indie darlings make their way to Iowa City

    - Jun 16, 2016
    By Tessa Solomon   After high-school graduation in 2013, four teenagers from St. Paul, Minnesota, left their hometown, not for college, but for the stage. Three years, two EPs, and countless shows later, the band...
  • Shakespeare at sea opens Riverside in the Park

    - Jun 16, 2016
    Riverside Theater’s Festival Stage production of Pericles opens Friday. By Claire Dietz Dennis William Grimes keeps a notebook in his backpack alongside his heavily annotated copy of Shakespeare’s Pericles. In it he details how many...
  • Becoming the ‘Pumpkin of Horror’

    - Jun 14, 2016
    Stephen King graces Englert stage Monday night   By: Gracey Murphy @graceyelyssa   IOWA CITY, IA — Hundreds of horror fans clap uproariously as Stephen King strides onto the illuminated stage of the Englert. King,...
  • Writer Elizabeth Crane to speak at Prairie Lights tomorrow night

    - Apr 18, 2016
    By Alex Kramer Short stories and novels come together in a symphonic blend of humor and realism when Elizabeth Crane pens words. Her infectious laughter, bubbling up with even the slightest provocation, will make readers...

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