• Brother-based duo Cactus Blossoms blooming in the Mill

    - Sep 12, 2017
    Up-and-coming, singer-songwriter brothers, The Cactus Blossoms, didn’t plan for an international tour, a TV cameo, and a critically acclaimed album. But it’s happening. By Lily Goodman Minnesota brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey didn’t have...
  • Writers’ Workshop alum Sandra Cisneros returns to Iowa City

    - Sep 12, 2017
    Sandra Cisneros makes a return to the Iowa City area. She will read selections from her writing and answer questions. By Salma Rios Sandra Cisneros held a reading Monday night in Macbride Auditorium, and she...
  • Inmates performing Shakespeare gain valuable life skills

    - Sep 11, 2017
    “Shakespeare Behind Bars” is a program that allows prisoners to perform Shakespeare plays. On Thursday at Voxman, program founder, Curt Tofteland, screened the 2005 documentary, “Shakespeare Behind Bars.” The documentary follows a group of inmates who...
  • Up from hatred’s chains

    - Sep 7, 2017
    Before Frank Meeink went to jail, he was a skinhead. Now, years after leaving jail, he has become a reformed skinhead and is now speaking out. By Lily Goodman Americans have heard a lot recently...
  • “The Solace of Trees” reading

    - Sep 6, 2017
    Into the forest of subconscious. By Joshua Balicki The Solace of Trees, by Robert Madrygin, is a novel about Bosnian war orphan Amir, who navigates his way through the horrors of war, the ever-present effects...
  • Mali embroidery takes center stage at lecture on African fashion

    - Aug 31, 2017
    Associate Professor Victoria Rovine will deliver a lecture at Art Building West to address the innovations and history of African fashion design. By Lily Goodman The former African-art curator at the UI Museum of Art...
  • Lost & found in apartheid

    - Aug 28, 2017
    South African author Z.P. Dala has risked her life to shed light on the things people have lost, and in The Architecture of Loss, found again. By Levi Wright It is often the hero of...
  • Happy Hour brings the party to Hancher

    - Aug 24, 2017
    Two ‘businessmen’ tackle cultural problems with slapstick, taking dance to unexpected places in unorthodox ways. By Levi Wright Think dance. Unthink. Think buttery popcorn. Unthink. Fall into slap-a-doodle dandy. Unfall. You’re getting closer. Maybe. Today...
  • Piano prodigy to perform to raise money for UI Children’s Hospital

    - Aug 24, 2017
    A piano prodigy will perform in Iowa City on Aug. 26 and 27  to aid the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. By Natalie Betz Charlie Liu, a 16-year-old piano prodigy, was once featured alongside then-19-year-old...
  • Jimmy O. Yang to transplant laughter from Hong Kong with IMU performance

    - Aug 24, 2017
    Jimmy O. Yang is best known for his role on HBO’s Silicon Valley but now he will be performing at the IMU. By Joshua Balicki Jimmy O. Yang’s Twitter handle encompasses his personality in three words:...

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