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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

Kylen Phillips reads his lines backstage during a performance of West Illinois Glass House in the Iowa Theatre Building on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. (Ava Neumaier/The Daily Iowan)

A look at ‘West Illinois Glass House’ and the university’s production process

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

Alex Lead sits in Alan McVey Theatre and hears his written words spoken aloud for the dozenth time, following along with the script on his phone. His play, “West Illinois Glass House,”...

Magnus Wilson and Amanda Armstrong spend time together at The Green House in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Wilson and Amanda met on Tinder in 2021 and plan to get married this summer.

Dating apps like Tinder and Hinge can benefit some individuals on campus, but is detrimental to others

Caden Gantenbein, Arts Reporter February 13, 2024

When Iowa City resident Magnus Wilson imagined meeting the love of his life, he never expected it to happen through an app. To his surprise, it was through the likes of Tinder that he was connected to...

Cole Sprouse greets people Sunday, May 28, 2023, before the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Review | ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ puts a horror spin on the classic romcom format

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor February 11, 2024

The wonderfully weird comedy “Lisa Frankenstein” is sure to make for a perfect night out at the movies this Valentine’s Day. Traditional romantic comedies have been making a strong comeback...

Photo contributed Meagan Wolgast

Iowa City artists find empowerment through crochet

Lily Czechowicz, Arts Reporter February 6, 2024

A wall in Meagan Wolgast’s home office is covered in unique cross-stitch designs. One design depicts a Carnation Instant Breakfast box that reads “Instant Bit: Just add misogyny” as a response...

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Facebook and the social media revolution: 20 years later

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter February 6, 2024

Creepy — this is the word used in a 2006 article from The Daily Iowan to describe now-familiar features added to the 20-year-old college social media platform known as Facebook. The features...

A patron enters a black-and-white showing of 2023 film “Godzilla Minus One” at the Chauncey FilmScene in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. This special showing runs until Thursday, Feb. 1.

Re-release of black and white film ‘Godzilla Minus One’ sparks debate over its necessity

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter January 30, 2024

After becoming the highest-grossing Godzilla movie from Japan, the much-anticipated grayscale version of “Godzilla Minus One” is now screening at FilmScene in Iowa City. Many University...

Dr. Lori Branch teaches a Gothic Literature class on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the University of Iowa. The class invites writing fellows into the classroom to advise and inspire students, and is currently reading “The Castle of Otranto” by Horace Walpole.

Leafing through literary genres at the UI

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter January 30, 2024

Ranked the top writing university in the nation, the University of Iowa’s professors of English and creative writing offer a plethora of unique courses, tackling special topics both in the classroom...

Curator Pete Balestrieri  points out notes in  fan fiction book Special Collections and Archives area in the Main Library in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.

UI writers cite fan fiction as inspiration to pursue creative writing

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor January 23, 2024

The University of Iowa is renowned for its excellent writing program, churning out countless award-winning novelists, nonfiction authors, and playwrights from the writers’ workshop. But...

Callahan Morton and Callum Swanson pose for a portrait at the Voxman Music Building on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. Morton and Swanson are engaged undergraduate students studying at the University of Iowa.

How UI couples found their ‘I do’ in the classroom corridors

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor January 16, 2024

In the fall of 1995, Daisy Hutzell-Rodman, a University of Iowa first-year at the time, opted for a quiet night in her dorm at Daum Residence Hall during her first week of classes. However, a chance...

The new Wilson Family Stage plaque is seen in Riverside Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2023.

Wilson family leaves legacy on Riverside’s main stage

Stella Shipman, Arts Editor December 12, 2023

Herb and Janice Wilson always loved attending productions together at the Riverside Theatre’s former location on North Gilbert Street in downtown Iowa City. Their appreciation for the arts and local...

The “Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories” gallery is seen at the Stanley Museum of Art in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The gallery is a collection of Native American ledger art, a Plains Indian style established in the 19th century, through which, artists told stories and documented events and achievements. The collection was curated by Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand, a member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, associate vice chancellor for Native affairs, and associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The gallery will be available for public viewing from Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, through January 2024.

‘Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories’ exhibit showcases Native American heritage, humanity

Caden Gantenbein, Arts Reporter December 5, 2023

The University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art is proven to be dedicated to showcasing underrepresented or historically diminished voices within its curated exhibits. The “Drawn Over: Reclaiming...

Students dance during a musical theater dance class at Iowa Conservatory on Nov. 28, 2023. Iowa Conservatory opened for its inaugural year this year with classes including dance, visual arts, and singing.

Middle and high schoolers find success in new private arts school

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor December 5, 2023

Before the Iowa Conservatory opened its doors in Iowa City for its first-ever day of school in August, the performing arts boarding school was built for a capacity of 325 eighth through 12th graders....

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