The Daily Iowan

Fry Fest ushers in Hawkeye fever

ISAAC HAMLET

August 28, 2014

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Eighty-four colored and adorned Herky the Hawk statues have stood vigilant over the Iowa City area for four months, diverse as the people who pass them. Now their watch draws to a close — but not without a bit of fanfare. On...

Bringing pleasure through pain

JASMINE PUTNEY

August 28, 2014

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The sounds of staples piercing skin, fire roaring in someone’s throat, nails being hammered through noses, and cement blocks being cracked open on someone’s stomach fill the air. Crash, clatter, bang, rip. It is a...

Dining in Iowa City

JUSTUS FLAIR

August 28, 2014

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Coming to Iowa City, everyone knows to hit up Hamburg Inn for breakfast and burgers, Mesa for crazy pizza, and Short’s for burgers and fries. However, it’s college — expand your horizons. Here to help, I’ve made ...

Dogs on Skis to perform at Friday Night Concert Series

CLAIRE DIETZ

August 28, 2014

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As the summer winds down and school begins, a few aspects of Iowa City’s downtown nightlife are continue, including the Friday Night Concert series. There has been a wide variety of bands that played this summer, including...

Firesale celebrates seven years

ASHLEY MURPHY

August 28, 2014

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Seven years of following your dreams alongside your best friends is something worth celebrating — or at least Colton Menke, Max Lipnick, Mckinley Kuhlmann, and Joe Verstraete seem to think so. The Davenport natives, who make...

Review: Landlocked Film Festival

ADAM GROMOTKA

August 28, 2014

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I showed up for the opening film at the Englert, "Photostoria," a few minutes late and sweating like a diseased animal. The weather is a tacky topic, no doubt, but five more degrees would have ruined the Landlocked Film...

Q&A: Bryce T. Bauer, director of Whiskey Cookers

ELENA BRUESS

August 28, 2014

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Bryce T. Bauer is the co-writer and coproducer of the film Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Templeton, Iowa Bootleggers and the author of Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a small...

UI Theatre Department sets the stage

DEVYN YOUNG

August 28, 2014

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The University of Iowa Theater Department is set to raise the curtain on a new season. Given that it’s the third-oldest theater department in the country, department officials said, the institution has sought ways in which...

Preview: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

CONOR MCBRIEN

August 28, 2014

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Gamers who dedicate time to their Nintendo 3DS have probably heard of the Ace Attorney and Professor Layton franchises. Alongside Pokémon, Fire Emblem, and a good chunk of the Kirby series, they have been the major staples of...

Review — Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

NAT ALDER

August 28, 2014

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It’s always kind of a touchy subject, when a childhood hero has disappointed you for so long that you consider re-evaluating his or her status as “great inspiration” or “person I look forward to hearing...

Drink of the Week: Texas Sweet Tea

DI STAFF

August 28, 2014

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Classes have begun, but summer is still upon us; thus, sweet tea is still firmly on the menu. This country-style beverage comes from Cheddar’s, a hidden gem of a restaurant near Costco in Coralville, offering an array of...

The Black Canaries sing

NATHANIEL ALDER

August 7, 2014

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There are many apt terms to throw around when describing filmmaking. One such term might be “persistence of vision.” In scientific terms, “persistence of vision” is the after-image that shows up briefly...