The Daily Iowan

KRUI at 25: still growing

HANNAH JONES LAWRENCE

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. But what kind of gift is appropriate to commemorate a radio station’s 25th anniversary? For KRUI, one of the UI’s homes on the airwaves, it means celebrating 25...

Art meets catastrophe at symposium

JENNA SCHEIRMAN AND COURTNEY SPEARS

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

Since the June 2008 flood, the UI Arts Campus has been out of commission, and its students have been relocated to various locations. But the art students haven’t let that stop them from thriving. The two-day 23rd-Annual Art...

It’s love and imperialism at annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

KATHLEEN SERINO

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

“Love, Loss, & Empire.” No, it’s not the title of Josh Schwartz’s latest teen drama, but rather the theme for this year’s Craft Critique Culture Conference. The event, hosted by the UI this weekend, is an academic...

Visions of women in movement

CAROLINE BERG

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

Often, when someone utters the word “dance,” it triggers a narrow assembly of images. Yet no single style defines dance, just as no one model fits all women. Graduate students in dance Elizabeth Bergman, Lynn Bowman, and...

Mash-ups go Yacht Clubbing

RACHAEL LANDER AND REBECCA KOONS

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

Mixing popular indie and rap tunes is what it’s all about for successful duo the Hood Internet. Half of the Hood Internet will return to Iowa City to play the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., at 10 p.m. today as part of the Mission...

It don’t mean a penny if it ain’t got that Benny

NICK FETTY

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

Decades before the age of the Internet and iPods, before the age of television, people spent their time listening to the big-band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. On Friday night, this vintage sound...

City Circle Acting Company pushing the edge

KATIE HANSON

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

Let’s think geometrically for a minute. If the entire American playwriting canon existed in a giant circle, Oklahoma would be smack-dab in the center. It’s clean and happy, the embodiment of “wholesome family fun.” On...

All the pretty little ponies at theatres gallery production

KELLY DIGGINS

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

On any given Sunday, religious services are prevalent on some television channels. And many people buy “spiritual” music and listen to faith-based radio talk shows. The première of University Theatres Gallery Production...

Menu: Two buenos treats, quesadilla and salsa fresca

DI ARTS STAFF

April 2, 2009

Filed under Arts

This week’s menu features a Mexican-influenced dinner. Cheesy quesadillas and a fabulous fresh salsa comingle and create slightly spicy deliciousness. A small twist on the classic quesadillas adds a bit of a crunch and a little...

Weinberg pleads guilty to possession of child porn

ZHI XIONG

April 2, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City psychologist Howard Weinberg pleaded guilty to felony possession of child pornography — a federal offense — on March 31 and promised to turn over the material to the government. Weinberg, 60, is free until June...

UISG tickets campaigning at full speed

MICHELE DANNO

April 2, 2009

Filed under News

L Party Neither Ryan Kopf nor running mate Gary Ohrt hold positions in UI Student Government. But the two leaders of the L Party are confident this will help them bring a new voice to the group. “Most of our members aren’...

UI emphasizes quality as cuts loom

ANNA LOTHSON

April 2, 2009

Filed under News

With Tuesday’s projected state budget cuts shaving more from education, UI officials are working to keep up with the ever-changing budget proposals. And while the Iowa Legislature is inching nearer to completing the numbers,...