The Daily Iowan

Voices of Philanthropy: Amber Seaton

GUEST OPINION

October 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Phil brings UI community together We Are Phil … What does that mean? Why would I want to get involved? We all have so many things on our plate at the University of Iowa. As chief of staff at the UI College of Pharmacy, I h...

Prall: Uprooting the sexual assault culture

JACOB PRALL

October 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Sexual-assault awareness is a cause that has seen significant support and growth in the past three years. I am proud to be in a part of the generation of people who have fought to have their voices heard. It is saddening to know...

Dance Gala brings "powerful" show

MADDIE CLOUGH

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

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 15, 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 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

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...

Spotlight on Indian dance

JASMINE PUTNEY

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

The art of dance has taken many forms in the United States, from the Charleston and the Mashed Potato to the Cabbage Patch and even the Twerk craze of today. Of course, dance is not only a defining characteristic in American pop...

IMU to host 10th-annual Drag Ball

CLAIRE DIETZ

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

The University of Iowa will celebrate LGBTQ History Month by showcasing a colorful culture that many have heard of but few have seen for themselves: drag. Spectrum UI — formerly the UI Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,...

Englert celebrates 10 years of nonprofit status

ISAAC HAMLET

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

This year, the bright red, yellow, and blue marquee at 221 E. Washington St. will flash for more than 300 performances — making it hard to believe the theater once went 60 years without a live show. The Englert Theater’s...

Food Challenges: An exploration with 60 nuggets

ADAM GROMOTKA

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

Why stuff your face with mountains of cholesterol, housed in mulched chicken parts and artificial flavor enhancers, pressed together by a machine, frozen, and then warmed at your local fast food joint? As I drove home with my...

‘Nerdcore’ rapper MC Chris returns

DI STAFF

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

Though glasses and suspenders aren’t usually part of his stage attire, rapper MC Chris has been dubbed one of the founders of “nerdcore” — a genre of music combining rap with nerd culture. At 8 p.m. Friday,...

Review: The Evil Within

CONOR MCBRIEN

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

The Evil Within may very well be the return of mainstream horror games. Nearly a decade of combat and gunfire over haunting locales and frightening enemies have tainted even the sacred cows of the genre such as Silent Hill and...

Drink of the Week: Dirty Blonde Chocolate Ale

DI STAFF

October 15, 2014

Filed under Arts

This micro-craft beer, brewed at the Great River Brewery in the Quad Cities, is a bit off the beaten path. It’s one of those curiosities you find in the corner freezer at the Bread Garden Market, hoping to catch your eye...