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New Play Festival explores air disasters, Bigfoot, and much more

GRACE HAERR

April 30, 2015

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For the University of Iowa New Play Festival, the largest event of its kind in the US, graduate students working towards their MFAs in theater are given five weeks to create, collaborate, rehearse, rewrite, and polish their plays...

Englert welcomes ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

CLAIRE DIETZ

April 30, 2015

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If Iowa City is a quirky town, Night Vale puts it to shame. The popular podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” describes a desert town in which everything strange is normal, and the normal is strange — and the creators of...

Acting in the dark

ISAAC HAMLET

April 30, 2015

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Having a room full of people staring at you, silently waiting to be entertained, is a deep-cutting fear for some. Even after months of rehearsing, analyzing, and memorizing a script, stage fright can bite the best of us. One wonders...

Free Comic Book Day to bring special issues, writers and artists

JASMINE PUTNEY

April 30, 2015

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In the glossy pages of a comic book exists a world of characters who have flourished under the care of writers and artists. From action-packed issues featuring colorful crusaders to comedic portrayals of summer camps to suspenseful...

Hancher brings Cantus choral group to town

LILY ABROMEIT

April 30, 2015

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When Chris Foss sent in his audition tape to join one of the most prestigious men’s choral ensembles, he never expected to be accepted into Cantus after graduation and then travel the world, giving more than 70 performances...

Iowa City Pizza: Mesa, Falbo’s, and Pizza P.O.D.

MICHAEL KADRIE

April 30, 2015

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Pizza is far from uncommon in Iowa City. There’s a dizzying array of potential places to treat your taste buds to cheese, meat, and vegetables piled atop cooked dough. I endeavored to try to taste the lion’s share...

Art forms collide for ArtsFest

DI STAFF

April 30, 2015

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Most people know Studio Arts as either a bus route that takes one to Walmart or a far-off University of Iowa building unique in that it once was a Menards. But on Friday, Studio Arts will be transformed into an art extravaganza...

Forbidden Planet stokes gamers’ nostalgia

CONOR MCBRIEN

April 30, 2015

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How easy it is to can nostalgia and sell it back to those who long for the days when video games cost a quarter per play. The appeal of Forbidden Planet for most people is twofold: It is an arcade and a pizza place. In a college...

Review: Mortal Kombat is high on moves, short on story

JORDAN RYDER

April 30, 2015

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Before starting my critique, I offer this caveat: I am not a fighting-games fan, and the last one I played was several years ago (Soul Calibur IV I think). That being said, I found Mortal Kombat X to be a mess. It follows immediately...

Drink of the Week: Blue Vodka Lemonade

DI STAFF

April 30, 2015

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It’s lemonade-stand season again and for adults, that means an ice-cold cocktail on the porch. Put a bit of a twist on the vodka lemonade by using UV Blue next time you mix this simple drink. EXPERIENCE: Pour an ounce of...

Board of Supervisors select contractor

BEN MARKS

April 29, 2015

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After three one-hour long interviews, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors chose OPN Architecture as the contractor for the county’s $3.4 million medical examiner and ambulance building. The Cedar Rapids-based company...

Wine bar and bistro opens “Après” spring

GRACE PATERAS

April 29, 2015

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Each week, The Daily Iowan will provide an in-depth look at a local business. Iowa City residents and other locals who take their dogs to Thornberry Park will soon be able to walk over to a new restaurant and grab food and d...