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A customer walks out of John’s Grocery in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Earl May Garden Center, John’s Grocery team up to host ‘Hops & Houseplants Speed Dating’

Ari Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor January 25, 2023

Drinking in a greenhouse is not how many might picture their Friday afternoon, but Iowa City’s Earl May Garden Center and John’s Grocery made it happen. “Hops & Houseplants Speed Dating”...

Concert goers gather outside Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Iowa City Area Chinese Association celebrates Lunar New Year at the Englert

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter January 24, 2023

Lunar New Year is the start of the lunar calendar — a celebration of new beginnings, reunion, and family. The holiday is honored through music, dance, and food, all of which could be found at...

Feb 6, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Actor Ashton Kutcher in attendance of the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Hollywood Highlights — UI alumni who have made it to stardom

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 24, 2023

Ashton Kutcher, Gene Wilder, Tennessee Williams — like most colleges, the University of Iowa boasts its share of famous alumni. Whether they studied on the Pentacrest, got pumped for games at Kinnick...

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‘STOMP’ brings rhythm and joy to Hancher

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 24, 2023

On Saturday afternoon, shadows cast by white stage lights danced across the walls of Hancher Auditorium as deep bass and the sharp stomping of boots reverberated through the audience like a heartbeat. Every...

The outside of the Riverside Theater is seen during day three of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Riverside Theatre’s ‘Will Power’ workshops help high school students learn Shakespeare

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 24, 2023

Since 2000, Riverside Theatre in downtown Iowa City has engaged students in the Iowa City School District with the classic works of William Shakespeare through an educational program called “Will...

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
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Hancher to present ‘STOMP’ for Golden Anniversary season

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 19, 2023

Brooms sweeping across a stage, steel barrels of all sizes being drummed in rhythmic harmony, boots meeting the ground with power and passion, and fierce choreography are in store for audiences attending...

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Ask the Author | Taylor Bradley

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor January 17, 2023

Author Taylor Bradley grew up as a child actress in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and a minor in English. On Dec. 9, author Bradley...

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‘Brink Literary Journal’ holds contest for hybrid writing

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter January 17, 2023

Printed with colorful imagery and compelling literary pieces spanning genres, the Brink Literary Journal in Iowa City offers a creative outlet for both readers and writers. Now, writers have the opportunity...

“Mural” (1943), by Jackson Pollock, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2022, by Jerod Ringwald.

Behind Stanley’s ‘Homecoming’

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter January 17, 2023

In the Stanley Museum of Art’s galleries, viewers can experience a vast range of art, from contemporary paintings to ceramics and photography to an abundance of Asian and African pieces. The “Homecoming”...

First-year University of Iowa student Meredith Onions looks through a book at Prairie Lights Book and Cafe is seen in Iowa City on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022.

Prairie Lights Bookstore continues to flourish 45 years after opening in Iowa City

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter January 17, 2023

Take a step into Iowa City’s independent bookstore Prairie Lights Books & Cafe, and one will be overtaken by a comforting sense of homeliness between the stretching walls and winding tables of...

Contributed photo of University of Iowa German Professor Waltraud Maierhofer.

Review | UI German professor translates and updates classic work ‘Die Vogelmacherin’

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor January 22, 2023

Witch trials existed long before Salem, Massachusetts. Waltraud Maierhofer, a University of Iowa professor of German, teaches the course Witch Hunts in Fact and Fiction, which explores European witch...

The Englert Theatre marquee is seen during day three of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Snail Mail added to Mission Creek lineup

Parker Jones, Arts Editor January 13, 2023

Snail Mail will play as a headliner at Mission Creek Festival 2023 following an announcement Friday. The annual festival returned in-person for the first time last year after multiple COVID-19-related...

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