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The Nile Kinnick statue is seen outside of Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

Nile Kinnick’s legacy explored in new documentary

Jerod Ringwald, Managing Editor August 2, 2022

An Iowa State alumnus and his team are breathing life back into Iowa Hawkeye great Nile Kinnick through a 90-minute film, “Kinnick: The Documentary,” which will be released on Vimeo Aug. 24. Producer...


Davenport museum adds UI alum’s work to permanent collection

Ariana Lessard, Arts Editor July 28, 2022

The Figge Art Museum Acquisition voted unanimously to add two photos from Aaron Lurth’s latest series, “My Paper Tiger: Carl,” to their permanent collection in Davenport, Iowa. Lurth is a...

Hancher Auditorium is seen on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Hancher announces lineup for landmark 50th anniversary season

Parker Jones, Arts Editor July 12, 2022

50 years ago, Hancher Auditorium was founded to bring state-of-the-art performances to the University of Iowa and its surrounding communities. In a press release sent out the morning of July 11, the...

Author Rachel Yoder poses for a portrait in front of Prairie Lights in Downtown Iowa City on July 12, 2022.

‘Nightbitch’ author Rachel Yoder to speak at Prairie Lights

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter July 12, 2022

The mundane mingling with the bizarre — that is the idea author Rachel Yoder aimed for in her debut novel “Nightbitch.” A graduate from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Yoder is celebrating...

Contributed photo of author Katie Runde.

Author Katie Runde’s debut novel ‘The Shore’ explores class and loss on the coast of New Jersey

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 7, 2022

Katie Runde knows the inner workings of the Jersey Shore well, thanks to an adolescence spent in Seaside Heights, New Jersey — and her family, who owned a boardwalk business. Seaside Heights,...

Photo Illustration by Ayrton Breckenridge

Paimon Alipour finds passion as DJ, music creator, and film producer

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter July 5, 2022

Paimon Alipour was fired from his first job as a DJ. He said the owner of the bar he worked at did not like how much hip-hop he played.  Today, Alipour has produced films, created his own album,...

Iowa City resident Lee Huisinga and his son Jack sit on the swing installation on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

‘Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0’ public art exhibit brings spark of home to Iowa City

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter June 21, 2022

Scattered across the downtown Iowa City area, the Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 interactive art exhibit is found entertaining families and friends as they explore the Pedestrian Mall. With red beams in the...

Contributed photo of Kieron Dwayne Sargeant teaching teaching Intro to African Caribbean Dance Practices.

Kieron Dwayne Sargeant visits UI dance department as Grant Wood Fellow

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter June 14, 2022

Kieron Dwayne Sargeant became interested in dancing at age 16. Until then, he played the drums for his sisters while they danced for a local performing arts company, located in the southern area of...

Contributed photo of George de la Peña.

UI professor George de la Peña takes the stage in ‘God’s Fool’

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter June 14, 2022

From Iowa to New York City — University of Iowa dance professor George de la Peña is taking the stage at the Ellen Stewart Theater to perform God’s Fool. Written by Martha Clarke, well-known for...

Carson Simpson poses for a portrait at the Field House in Iowa City on Friday, April 29, 2022. Simpson is a double major in dance and business, and is a part of the Iowa cheer team. Recently, grad schools have reached out to him for arts administration.

Senior Carson Simpson prepares to move forward in artistic journey

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

From a high school theater kid to a passionate dance major, and now as a future arts administrator, University of Iowa senior Carson Simpson has had quite the artistic journey. Whether Simpson’s...

Contributed photo of Thomas Corbridge, a senior percussion performance major at the University of Iowa.

Percussion performance senior prepares to graduate, looks fondly on time at UI

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

When he was in middle school, Tom Corbridge began playing the trombone. After his brother got mad at him for picking the same instrument that he played, Corbridge switched to percussion — which would...


Iowa City West High School student supports students in Ukraine with ‘Project Encouragement’

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 9, 2022

Kaylie Milton, a current sophomore at Iowa City West High School, is no stranger to random acts of kindness. Milton learned from her father, Jeff Milton, through observation.  While on a family...

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