• Into and out of the invisible world

    - Sep 8, 2016
    By Tessa Solomon This week, Iowa City’s Center for Afrofuturist Studies — an ever-expanding project in its inaugural year — will welcome its September artist-in-residence, Chicago-based poet and visual artist Krista Franklin. Her interdisciplinary work...
  • Dead, dead horses couldn’t drive us away in gospel style

    - Sep 8, 2016
    By Quentin Yarolem The music of the band Dead Horses — whose members hail from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, of Oshkosh, B’Gosh fame — displays a healthy combination of gospel and folk influences. The band’s lead singer,...
  • Black and Blue

    - Sep 7, 2016
    Sean Lewis’ new play, Black and Blue, explores the subject of police brutality and opens Friday at Riverside Theatre. By Isaac Hamlet Rage is a bubbling, righteous feeling. Like a hot coal burning in your...
  • 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...

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