The Daily Iowan

If you build it, do it locally

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 12, 2012

Filed under Opinions

The location of the 1989 classic film Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa is looking to get an extreme makeover. On April 4, the Iowa House passed a measure that would provide a 5 percent sales-tax rebate to the developers of a...

Blowing smoke: China’s economic savior?

CHRIS STEINKE

April 12, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Not a lot of people are manipulating statistics to paint cigarette-smoking in a positive light, and I'm sure there must be a good professional, journalistic reason for this to be the case, but I'm going to do it, anyway. Sure,...

Guillen’s constitutional crime

SAMUEL CLEARY

April 12, 2012

Filed under Opinions

It's been nearly a week, and flat-screens across campus (and the nation) are still abuzz with debate over the suspension of Miami Marlin manager Ozzie Guillen, who recently made pro-Fidel Castro remarks in an interview with Time magazine...

10th-annual documentary-film festival

SAMANTHA GENTRY

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

Saying that Richard Wiebe's Univeristy of Iowa course Microcinemas and DIY Distribution requires class participation is an understatement. Not only do the students have required assignments, but they are responsible for producing...

UI a cappella group will perform

JULIA JESSEN

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

People are breaking out in song on every other channel on television today. Such shows as "Glee," "The Voice," "Smash," and "The Sing Off" create a singing sensation, but one UI group has...

Singer/songwriter Briar Rabbit plays the Mill

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

Phillip-Michael Scales began writing songs in middle school, but he has learned a lot about music since then. The Chicago transplant grew up outside Detroit and studied music at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Now, around...

UI professors to host science-fiction film conference

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

Science fiction is a genre that means entertainment to most. But two assistant professors at the University of Iowa studying the subject will hold a conference to explore how science-fiction filmmakers use futuristic settings...

Lecture covers Iowa artist’s work

JULIA JESSEN

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

The couple depicted in Iowa native Grant Wood's American Gothic painting are known across the world. A man stands stoically next to a woman, holding a pitchfork and wearing glasses. His overalls are dressed up with a jacket o...

Q&A with Jessica Jenkins, the editor-in-chief of earthwords

DI STAFF

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

The Daily Iowan sat down with Jessica Jenkins, the editor-in-chief of earthwords, the undergraduate literary review at the UI, which accepts submissions from all undergraduate students. The publication will celebrate the release of it...

Tracks from the Past: the Who, Quadrophenia

DI STAFF

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

My dad says the Who is the world's greatest rock and roll band. Quadrophenia, this week's tracks from the past, was the group's sixth studio album and second rock opera. And in my opinion, it's the best album the English quartet ...

Q&A with Jessica Jenkins, the editor-in-chief of earthwords

DI STAFF

April 12, 2012

Filed under Arts

The Daily Iowan sat down with Jessica Jenkins, the editor-in-chief of earthwords, the undergraduate literary review at the UI, which accepts submissions from all undergraduate students. The publication will celebrate the release of it...