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UI Museums recreate ‘Frozen’ and fantasy tales

MADDIE CLOUGH

October 23, 2014

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Halloween will undoubtedly be an excuse for University of Iowa students to don Nicki Minaj spandex, Orange is the New Black scrubs, or Ebola HAZMAT suits — speculated to be the most popular costume this year, ethical or not...

Open Screen Night to feature horror shorts

JASMINE PUTNEY

October 23, 2014

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All is calm. The screen is filled with a bright blue sky, clouds drifting across it. The audience members sit in eerie silence as the sky begins to darken. The camera shakes as the wind picks up speed. The man holding the camera...

Americana from Down Under

CLAIRE DIETZ

October 23, 2014

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Australian singer/songwriter Lucie Thorne spent six weeks jumping among Romania, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other parts of Europe, before deciding to take her Americana sound to, well, America. "Once you get...

Rocky Horror Picture Show rocks the Englert

DEVYN YOUNG

October 23, 2014

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If December is characterized by Christmas music, the "Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," and "Science Fiction/Double Feature" are the anthems of October — at least for one Iowa City "cult." On...

Mayday Parade sells out Blue Moose

DI STAFF

October 23, 2014

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Mayday Parade will take the stage at Blue Moose, 211 Iowa, at 6 p.m. Saturday. The alternative rock/punk band — which rose to fame in the early 2000s — was last in Iowa City in 2011, also at Blue Moose. Iowa City is the...

Iowa Review to host annual reading

ISAAC HAMLET

October 23, 2014

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When University of Iowa student and staff editors select pieces of writing to publish in The Iowa Review, almost anything goes. “Something [The IowaReview] offered that was really nice was flexibility, letting me run my...

Des Moines Marathon: ‘Worst Parade Ever’

ADAM GROMOTKA

October 23, 2014

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The mob came trotting by. The perfect excuse to close down some 30 streets on a Sunday morning, the IMT Des Moines Marathon (shorthand for an event featuring a full and half marathon, 5K, and kids’ run) brought around 10,000...

Review: Walking Dead 2

CONOR MCBRIEN

October 23, 2014

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You're a little girl, and zombies and crazy people want to kill you. The complete second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead game series has just been released at retail this past week, after being teased in five episodes over...

Drink of the Week: Texas Frozen Sangria Swirl

DI STAFF

October 23, 2014

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As a blossoming wino, I'm always looking for ways to incorporate wine into a more familiar, sweeter package.  The Texas Frozen Sangria Swirl — crafted at Cheddar's restaurant out by the Coralville Costco — is just that kind...

Dance Gala brings "powerful" show

MADDIE CLOUGH

October 16, 2014

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Rejection. Dark humor. Insecurity. Tradition. Heartbreak. Frustration with your annoying boss. For University of Iowa Dance Gala performers and choreographers, portraying these themes takes more than a perfect pirouette. “Dance...

UI’s Theatre explores infomercials

DEVYN YOUNG

October 16, 2014

Filed under Arts

The color gray currently dominates Theatre B in the University of Iowa Theatre Building. Gray cabinets, gray chairs, a gray table, and a gray couch cover the stage, with just one region of color: “infomercial world,”...

16 going on 72

JUSTUS FLAIR

October 16, 2014

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A 72-year-old sits bundled up in a brightly colored parka, ice skates at her feet as she yells at her 40-something drunkard father for forgetting to pick her up on time. Afflicted with a rare disease that causes her to age 4.5...