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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

Members of the Story Pirates perform during a tour show at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Story Pirates bring kids’ tales to life on stage

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter May 1, 2024

Every kid is a creative genius — or at least according to the Story Pirates, a family-friendly media group dedicated to inspiring kids and growing their imaginations. Throughout the years, the New...

A projector runs during the premiere of The Daily Iowan Documentary Workshop’s feature film, Lost In The In-between: Graduating Into 2020, at the Chauncey at FilmScene in Iowa City on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The film follows five Iowa graduates as they find their place in the world post graduation during a global pandemic.

FilmScene hosts panel of chaplains for screening of ‘A Still Small Voice’

Flynn Milligan, Arts Reporter May 1, 2024

FilmScene screened the newest segment in its “Community Collaborations” series on Tuesday with the documentary “A Still Small Voice.” The screening series is dedicated to engaging with nonprofit...

Pictured (L-R): Natalie Shaw (Cady Heron), Kristen Amanda Smith (Gretchen Wieners), Maya Petropoulos (Regina George), and Maryrose Brendel (Karen Smith). Photo by Jenny Anderson, 2023.

Hancher announces 2024-25 Broadway series 

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor May 1, 2024

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium announced its 2024-25 season Broadway series lineup on Wednesday.  The series will include “Dear Evan Hansen” in December, “Hadestown” in January,...

The Voxman Building is seen on July 8, 2018.

Inside UI student senior recitals

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 30, 2024

University of Iowa fifth-year student and lifelong Iowa City resident Jake Greenlee knew that he wanted to make music a significant part of his life since high school. “Being in Jazz Band, a lot of...

The artists of “The Future is Indigenous”, a fashion show displaying the work created by local Indigenous artists at the Englert on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This is the first year that the fashion show was held.

The Future is Indigenous Fashion Show redefines Indigenous art

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 30, 2024

Models at “The Future is Indigenous” fashion show strutted the Englert Theatre stage on April 27 donning ribbon skirts and shirts, every piece telling its own story. As the stage went dark, the...

Actors rehearse for Anti-Hero: Revenge of the Swifties in the David Thayer Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. The play was written by Derick Edgren Otero and directed by Meredith G. Healy. The production is part of the New Play Festival held by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts.

Graduate play about Taylor Swift fandom kicks off IC New Play Festival

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 29, 2024

Fans and haters of Taylor Swift came together Monday night to watch “Anti-Hero: Revenge of the Swifties,” the fandom-inspired opening production of this year’s New Play Festival. The New Play...

A crowd gathers at FilmScene during an ICDOCS afterparty at the Chauncey in Iowa City on Friday, April 26, 2024.

ICDOCS festival revives international cinema in Iowa City

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 29, 2024

This weekend, the 19th annual International Documentary Film Festival, or ICDOCS, took over the downtown Iowa City arts scene. Organized and run by students and staff of the University of Iowa, the festival...

Designer Aria Warren gives a speech before “An Endless Night of Flora and Wondra Disability Fashion Show” at the Wright House of Fashion in Iowa City on Friday, April 26, 2024. The fashion show donated proceeds to the Trevor Project, an anti-suicide organization targeted towards LGBTQ+ individuals.

Photos: “An Endless Night of Flora and Wondra Disability Fashion Show”

Isabella Tisdale, Photojournalist April 27, 2024

“An Endless Night of Flora and Wondra Disability Fashion Show” debuted at The Wright House of Fashion on Friday.  The collection was designed by sophomore Aria Warren. Warren addressed her difficulty...

The Public Space One sign is seen at a flea market at Public Space One Close House Oct. 16, 2022.

Iowa City artists learn from drawing live models

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter April 24, 2024

Freehand sketching is practically in my DNA, yet I had never felt so amateur when I began illustrating Leisha Stanek — my first time drawing a live model. By cash or check, 12 artists were allowed...

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Hancher presents creative, collaborative modern opera with ‘Fierce’

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

Nearly two years after debuting at the Cincinnati Opera, “Fierce” is coming to Iowa City’s Hancher Auditorium. The 21st-century opera follows the trials and triumphs of four teenage girls as they...

A community member speaks with an asexual “book” during a Human Library event at the Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Community members had the chance to sit down with people with diverse experiences and ask questions.

Iowa City Human Library addresses prejudice without stigma

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 21, 2024

Living Memoirs Project President Nikash Pradhan was browsing social media one day during his first semester of medical school and came across something that caught his eye. It was an advertisement...

Doug Collins and the Receptionists perform at Elrays in Iowa City on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Doug Collins and the Receptionists bring country-pop sound to IC

Kate Wolfe and Sophia Connolly April 20, 2024

Under the signature neon blue light of Elray’s Live and Dive, Doug Collins and The Receptionists stood poised, seemingly oblivious to the rowdy crowd in front of them. Collins took his time as he...

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