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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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The ensemble cast sings “Ever After” during a performance of Into The Woods in the Theatre Building at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2024. The show is running from March 1-3 and 7-9.

Behind the scenes: UI Theatre’s revives Sondheim classic ‘Into the Woods’

Sophia Connolly and Lily Czechowicz March 3, 2024

Since its premiere in 1986, countless interpretations of Stephen Sondheim’s play “Into the Woods” have seen stages around the world and, for the past six weeks, the University of Iowa’s cast...

Jan 7, 2024; Beverly Hills, CA, USA; Timothee Chalamet at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Mandatory Credit: Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY

Review | ‘Dune: Part Two’ lives up to the hype

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter March 3, 2024

“He who controls the spice, controls the universe.” When Stellan Skarsgård’s voiceover as Vladimir Harkonnen blasted through the pitch-black cinema before even the studio’s logos had occupied...

Attendees view the art of the grand opening of latest exhibition A Year in Print at the Stanley Museum of Art Friday, March 1, 2024. (Kathy Le/ The Daily Iowan).

Stanley Museum of Art debuts ‘A Year in Print’ exhibit that highlights acclaimed artists

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter March 2, 2024

The Stanley Museum of Art’s new immersive art installation took visitors on an artful journey through time on Friday to explore the socio-political climate of post-World War I America in “A Year...

Leslie Jamison answers audience questions on her newest novel, Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story, during a panel at Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City on Wednesday, February. 28, 2024.

Ask the Author | Leslie Jamison shares widely anticipated memoir ‘Splinters’

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter February 28, 2024

Leslie Jamison is a New York Times best-selling essayist and novelist. Before the release of her latest novel, “Splinters,” one of the most anticipated books of 2024 according to TIME Magazine,...

Live action Avatar: The Last Airbender prompts debate about the necessity of anime adaptations

Live action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ prompts debate about the necessity of anime adaptations

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter February 27, 2024

The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was released this month, but before it hit Netflix’s homepage, the prospect of the series sparked debate among fans over...

Filmmaker Aaron Woolf speaks to a crowd during a Q&A after a viewing of “Underdog” at Filmscene on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Q&A | ‘Underdog’ filmmakers discuss their process

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter February 27, 2024

Tommy Hyde’s directorial debut “Underdog” is an independently financed documentary following the story of Doug Butler, a Vermont dairy farmer chasing his dog-mushing dreams in Alaska. Filmed...

Review | The heartbreak that follows Netflix’s ‘One Day’ is worth the beautiful watch

Review | The heartbreak that follows Netflix’s ‘One Day’ is worth the beautiful watch

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter February 27, 2024

In Netflix’s mini-series adaptation of “One Day,” I was wholly engaged while watching the main characters grow together, then apart, then back together until the finale, which features one of the...

Eventgoers mingle during the Big Queer Dating Show at Public Space One on Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024, in Iowa City. (Ava Neumaier/The Daily Iowan)

Inside of Iowa City’s Big Queer Dating Show

Avi Lapchick and Isabella Nekvinda February 27, 2024

There’s a general trend seen in modern dating shows: straightness. From shows like “The Bachelor,” where several women are vying for the attention of a single man, to “Love Island,” where stereotypically...

Feb 9, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Margaret Qualley arrives at the 92nd Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre.

Review | ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ brings LGBTQ+ spin to road trip comedy

Madison Christenson, Arts Reporter February 26, 2024

Acclaimed filmmaker Ethan Coen debuted his first solo project over the weekend with the road trip crime comedy “Drive-Away Dolls.” As the film opens on Pedro Pascal nervously staring at his analog...

Review | Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ attempt is a good, not great adaptation

Review | Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ attempt is a good, not great adaptation

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter February 25, 2024

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was not terrible. However, it wasn’t all that great, either; it certainly didn’t live up to the storytelling prowess of the...

Photo contributed by Evan Hilsabeck of City Circle Theatre Company

Review | ‘Red’ is an immersive and philosophical play

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor February 25, 2024

John Logan’s award-winning play “Red” has been revitalized by City Circle Theatre Company through an intimate, wildly entertaining performance. The biographical drama depicts painter Mark...

The poster for the movie Madame Web, which will be released Feb. 14, hangs outside Willamette Town Center in Salem, Oregon. The Madame Web character is from Salem in the Marvel comic books.

Review | ‘Madame Web’ tells an aggressively nonsensical story in the worst way possible

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor February 22, 2024

There is no way to properly encapsulate the fever dream that is watching “Madame Web.” It is a once-in-a-lifetime disaster of a film. Released in theaters on Feb. 14, “Madame Web” follows Cassandra...

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