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Emily in Paris season 2 mirrors the mediocrity of it’s debut season

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter January 23, 2022

Many avid Netflix users were unhappy with the decision to renew Netflix original Emily in Paris after canceling other shows like Julie and the Phantoms and On My Block. Disappointingly, season two...

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UI creatives make short film inspired by Museum of Natural History’s Mammal Hall

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter January 20, 2022

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History in MacBride Hall has become the scene of a recent short film: Mammal Hall, which combines dance and sound into a visual and cinematic experience for...

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‘Mama Mead’ finds family on the stage

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 20, 2022

Ever since Beverly Mead began performing in community theater over 50 years ago, her career revolved around one theme — family.  Originally from Marcus, Iowa, she moved to Iowa City in 1983,...

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Hancher’s ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’ delivers almost everything you could want in a musical

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter January 20, 2022

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, An Officer and a Gentleman is filled with classic 80s hits as it explores a young man’s journey when he enters the U.S. Navy’s Officer Training...

A demolition notice paper can be seen on the outside of the building where The Mill was formerly located in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

The Mill set for demolition, plans for new arts venue in motion

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter January 18, 2022

What was once a beloved establishment of music and art on Burlington Street is now trashed with broken glass, crushed beer cans, and empty bags of chips – and is soon set for demolition. But the...

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The Lumineers’ newest album ‘Brightside’ will brighten your week

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter January 17, 2022

The Lumineers, best known for their platinum song "Ho Hey", have a remarkably unique sound. Their haunting lyrics paired with lively instrumentals make their music feel like a campfire song — littered...

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Ask the Author: Mark Prins

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter January 17, 2022

Mark Prins is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Following his graduation he went on to teach for a year at UI. Prins' new novel The Latinist loosely parallels the Latin...

Hancher Auditorium is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, September 20th, 2020.

Hancher, IIHR cancel 2022 ‘The Big Splash!’ festival

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 13, 2022

A free two-day outdoor festival set for August 2022 has been canceled by Hancher Auditorium, IIHR — Hydroscience and Engineering, and the City of Iowa City.  The event, titled The Big Splash! had...

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Artists create Iowa-themed art to celebrate the state’s 175th anniversary

Jenna Post, Arts Editor December 14, 2021

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood, the Annals of Iowa — a quarterly published history magazine — will unveil a special edition in collaboration with the Iowa Arts Council...

Iowa City resident Angelia Mahaney demonstrates how to use a sound board at a DJ open house in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Mahaney is a part of the collective Femme Decks which hosted the event. Femme Decks aims to inspire women and minority groups to become active in the digitally manipulated music community.

Iowa City DJ collective Femme Decks combats exclusivity in electronic music

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter December 14, 2021

In the world of electronic music making — an area dominated by straight white men — FemmeDecks is an Iowa City based collective that aims to empower women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Femmedecks...

Ask the Author: Nickolas Butler

Ask the Author: Nickolas Butler

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter December 13, 2021

Nickolas Butler attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an undergraduate student and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop as a graduate student. Butler is also the author of internationally...

Students rehearse for the Collaborative Performance at the Visual Arts Building in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

UI ‘Collaborative Performance’ expanded the creativity of students through partnership

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 12, 2021

In the world of performing arts, creativity is key. At the University of Iowa, the “Collaborative Performance” course allows upper-level performing arts students to showcase their individual style...

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