The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Contributed by Ingrid Jensen/Mariana Meraz

Ingrid Jensen’s career demonstrates the unifying power of music

Charlie Hickman, Arts Editor July 2, 2024

Music festivals offer a chance for audiences to open themselves to new experiences they have never heard of. Renowned jazz artist Ingrid Jensen seeks to continue this tradition of discovery at the...

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Yacht Rock Revue pays tribute to smooth rock classics that are more relevant than ever

Charlie Hickman, Arts Editor July 1, 2024

Providing entertainment and relaxation for their audience is always top of mind for the members of Yacht Rock Revue. The smooth rock tribute band has been jamming in front of live audiences for nearly...

The Zeffsterr performs during The Daily Iowan Headliners in The Daily Iowan newsroom in the Adler Journalism building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Four groups will be featured in the series’ second season. (Emily Nyberg/The Daily Iowan)

Q&A | TheZeffsterr

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor May 2, 2024

TheZeffsterr is the stage name of Iowa City based rapper and University of Iowa fourth-year student Zeff Walker-El. He grew up in Chicago and founded his label Critical Money Incorporated in 2018. He...

Worst Impression performs during The Daily Iowan Headliners in The Daily Iowan newsroom in the Adler Journalism building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Four groups will be featured in the series’ second season.

Headliners | Iowa city band Worst Impressions

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor April 30, 2024

Worst Impressions is a local rock band recently featured in the second season of The Daily Iowan’s video concert series, Headliners. Band members Garret Hinson, Kiley Peterson, Carson Lorenz, Colton...

A pedestrian walks past a Kokomo City movie poster seen at Film Scene in Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.

Sam Bowden impresses with ‘Chat is This Real?’ in Bijou’s Open Screen Film Festival Debut

Flynn Milligan, Arts Reporter April 28, 2024

FilmScene hosted Bijou’s annual Open Screen Film Festival, a screening of 17 independent and student-made short films on Friday. Among these student filmmakers was Sam Bowden, a master's student in...

Cinematography filmmaking conceptual image in between takes

How a professor helped implement the screenwriting major at the UI

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

When Anahita Ghazvinizadeh began at the University of Iowa as an assistant professor in the Cinematic Arts department in 2018, she was excited by the number of successful alumni and the many opportunities...

Comic books are seen on display at Daydreams Comics in Iowa City on Thursday, April 1.

UI comic book magazine promotes student artists and writers

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

Starting up a new literary magazine can be a difficult and time-consuming ordeal, filled with many challenges along the way. It was worth it, however, for the University of Iowa students behind Cease...

Ahzia Hester performs during The Daily Iowan Headliners in The Daily Iowan newsroom in the Adler Journalism building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Four groups will be featured in the series’ second season.

Headliners | Ahzia

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 16, 2024

Ahzia is an Iowa-based rapper with an impressive record. Debuting in 2018 with an EP entitled “READY.SET.GO,” Ahzia has opened for GZA, Cautious Clay, and Swae Lee. The artist has traveled around...

Martha Gordon practices yoga in her studio in Iowa City on Thursday April 11, 2024. Gordon has practiced yoga in Iowa City for over 20 years. (Shaely Odean/The Daily Iowan).

Mirrors, mats, and a change in mindset: How yoga shaped my life beyond the mat

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 16, 2024

When I first met my yoga instructor Martha Gordon last August, I arrived at her weekly hot yoga class physically and mentally unprepared for how her practice would change my life. I had done yoga only...

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Q&A | Jonah Kagen continues his ‘Save My Soul’ tour in IC

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

Jonah Kagen, a singer and songwriter from Savannah, Georgia, will perform at Gabe's on April 13. Currently, the artist is performing across America on his “Save My Soul” tour. His debut EP “georgia...

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Iowa City illustrator, musician Claire Thoele debuts new creations at Mission Creek

Madison Christenson, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

As an artist, little compares to the personal connections they share with fans of their craft. Those experiences bring Claire Thoele back to Iowa City for Mission Creek’s seventh annual ICE CREAM Expo...

A Nike advertisement of Iowa guard Caitlin Clark is seen on The Edge building on East Burlington Street in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The poster was put up in the early morning. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Musical parody celebrates Iowa’s ‘B-Ball Wizard’ Caitlin Clark

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 2, 2024

Ever since her Iowa debut, Caitlin Clark has transformed women’s basketball and brought a wave of new attention to women’s sports. With her signature logo-threes, Clark seems to break a new record...