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FilmScene announces Sundance 2021 lineup

The outside of Filmscene is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.
Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter January 15, 2021

FilmScene, alongside the programming team at Sundance Film Festival, released its lineup of eight films that will be showcased for Iowa City patrons on the big screen from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at FilmScene...

The Englert celebrates marquee restored to original glory

The official lighting of the new marquee and sign on Friday, Dec.18, 2020. (Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)
Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter December 18, 2020

Despite a tumultuous and chaotic year, The Englert displayed a message of hope for the future with the unveiling and lighting of their marquee restored to its 1958 glamour.  For the first time...

Ladies Typographic Union create 2021 hand pressed calendar

Second-year MFA candidates for the University of Iowa Center for the Book Madison Bennett (left) and Kimberly Obee (right) organize calendar orders for the Ladies Typographic Union on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in North Hall. After selling calendars for over a decade, this year is first time that the calendars have been available online.
Morgan Ungs, Arts Reporter December 15, 2020

Every year for more than a decade, graduate students at the University of Iowa's Center for the Book’s Ladies Typographic Union have made a hand-pressed calendar. This year — the center’s first...

UI students rewrite The Great Gatsby through 21st century genre: fanfiction

Cover art for “Gilded in Ash,
Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor December 14, 2020

Known for its glamorous setup and a troubled character who calls his acquaintances “old sport,” The Great Gatsby recently received a makeover from University of Iowa English and Creative Writing...

City Circle Theatre to premiere original cabaret-style performance for Christmas

Photo from the City Circle Theatre Company's 'A Christmas Cabaret.' Contributed.
Jenna Post, Arts Reporter December 13, 2020

City Circle Theatre Company hopes to bring its audience out of the pandemic blues by doing the same for Santa Claus with a musical variety show, A Christmas Cabaret, which premieres on Dec. 18. An...

Sundance Film Festival to virtually come to FilmScene

The entrance to Film Scene can be seen on Wednesday, April 16, 2019.
Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter December 9, 2020

In an effort to safely host their annual festival, Sundance Film Festival has partnered up with various independent movie theaters across the United States, including Iowa City’s own FilmScene. “Our...

Searching for Bigfoot in Iowa

Searching for Bigfoot in Iowa
Madeline Liegois, Arts Reporter December 8, 2020

It was a cool spring evening in Waterloo, Iowa, 2009 when brothers Seth and Jesse Alne ventured into a small patch of woods. Cameras and flashlights drawn, the pair walked side by side down a dirt...

Obermann Center presents panel on bilingualism in Iowa

Author Jesus “Chuy” Renteria standing in front of Hancher Auditorium is seen on December 6 2020. Renteria and Associate Professor Christine Shea will attend Obermann Around The Table to talk about their bilingual experiences and bilingualism in Iowa as a whole.
Parker Jones, Arts Reporter December 7, 2020

In recent years, the state of Iowa has seen rapid growth in its Latino population has rapidly grown, according to the State Data Center of Iowa. Along with this growth came an increase of bilingualism...

Midwest authors discuss Midwestern culture in their books at Prairie Lights virtual potluck

The Prairie Light virtual potluck is held over Zoom on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Prairie Lights is hosting a group of six Midwest authors to talk about the books they published in 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)
Jenna Post, Arts Reporter December 6, 2020

On Sunday evening, six Midwest authors gathered around the warm glow of their computer screens, each eating classic potluck dishes including cheesy potatoes, cheesy pasta casserole, and cream cheese...

Prairie Kitchen Store raises funds and awareness during the University of Iowa Natural History Museum’s closure

The Prairie Kitchen Store on N Linn St is selling Rusty the Sloth stuffed animals to help raise money for the Natural History Museum. Rusty waits outside for the Natural History Museum to open on November 11 2020.
Jenna Post, Arts Reporter December 1, 2020

Rusty, a giant-sloth replica, stands at 9 feet tall with 6 inch claws in the Iowa Hall of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. People visited the interpretive replica at its home in...

Opinion | Hitting the wrong note: Sia should have cast an actor with autism as her latest film’s lead

Sia and Maddie arrive at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Jenna Post, Arts Reporter December 1, 2020

After a recent trailer for her upcoming movie, Music, singer Sia faced backlash from autistic people on social media. The controversy came after the trailer revealed that the titular character is a...

From Christmas past to the virtual present: Riverside performs A Christmas Carol

Photo of the cast and crew members of Riverside Theatre's A Christmas Carol. Contributed.
Jenna Post, Arts Reporter November 29, 2020

Riverside Theatre brought one of the oldest Christmas stories to the new world of virtual theater. A Christmas Carol was made available for streaming on Nov. 27 through the theater’s website. Despite...

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