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

The “Hey Buddy, I’m Bill” exhibit opens in the Main Library, celebrating the life of beloved local character Bill Sackter. Special guest Barry Mannow, writer of “Rainman”, recalls his friendship with the late disabled coffeemaker on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023.

Award-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow visits UI Main Library gallery’s ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’ exhibit

Avi Lapchick, Assistant Arts Editor September 19, 2023

After a night of nursing champagne, Barry Morrow woke up to the phone ringing. On the other end, Bill Sackter reminded Morrow that he had, drunkenly, promised to pick Sackter up the next morning. “So,...

Photo Illustration by Emily Nyberg

Literary magazines at UI foster a culture of creativity

Stella Shipman, Arts Editor September 19, 2023

As an English and Creative Writing major on the publishing track, Sydney Smithgall has had no better opportunity to explore a career in publishing than with their role on the staff of the literary...

Mary McCall and Carol MacVey hold a conversation during the Death Cafe meeting at The Green House in Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 29, 2023.

The Green House hosts monthly space for conversations on death

Lily Czechowicz, Arts Reporter September 12, 2023

The Green House owner Emily Salmonson tearfully raised a glass. “To Grandma Glennys,” she said. Her drink in hand was the “G.G.” — a cocktail containing Empress Gin and lavender bitters...

A FilmScene at the Chauncey sign is seen in Iowa City on July 13, 2023.

‘FilmScene in the Park’ brings community together to experience cinema

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter September 12, 2023

On warm nights between the months of May and October, people of all ages may find themselves at the Chauncey Swan Park, where Iowa City’s FilmScene hosts screenings of blockbuster and indie films....

The General Manager of Revival Maggy Moran organizes a clothing rack at Revival in Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. Revival is a curated clothing store with a focus on resale and vintage items. (Emily Nyberg/The Daily Iowan)

Sustainable production takes root in local retailers

Zhenya Loughney and Stella Shipman September 12, 2023

When Bonnie Streinz established her Facebook business in 2020, she sought a way to share her passion for sewing. What she accomplished is worth much more to the planet. Her business EmaJo Designs’...

Cindy Opitz holding the Wesleyan Collection containing insects at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Wednesday, August 29, 2023. (Alyssa Miner/ The Daily Iowan)

UI Museum of Natural History saves collection of over 50,000 insect specimens

Stella Shipman, Arts Editor September 5, 2023

A stunning array of insects catch the light behind a glass pane where they hover on pegs above yellowed tags. The sheen of their fibrous wings and the careful posing of their articulated limbs make...

Penelope Wilkins talks with a customer while hosting a booth at the Northside Night Market organized by IC Flea in the James Theater in Iowa City on Friday, September 1, 2023.

Local business Atlas sells jewelry made with real insect parts

Zhenya Loughney and Stella Shipman September 5, 2023

Iowa City artist Penelope Wilkins creates iridescent and life-like handmade jewelry, accessories, and household decor from ethically-sourced butterfly and moth wings.  Through their small business,...

Christopher asks a trivia question during Christopher’s bar exam at Micky’s Irish Pub in Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023.

From Andrew’s Bar Exam to Christopher’s: Local trivia event finds success

Avi Lapchick, Assistant Arts Editor August 29, 2023

Despite a demographic notoriously unable to answer some of life’s biggest questions, trivia night is a hit within circles of University of Iowa students. This is because of UI alumni Chris Adams...

Barista Kara Thai makes coffee at Daydrink’s new location on Bowery Street in Iowa City on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. Daydrink on Bowery Street, which also has a location on the Pedestrian Mall, opened its doors on Thursday to eager coffee and tea drinkers.

Daydrink coffee shop opens second location in historic building on East Bowery Street

Lily Czechowicz, Arts Reporter August 29, 2023

The one-story storefront of the historic building on East Bowery Street sticks out from the other residential buildings with its stark black exterior and unusual rounded facade, but behind its doors,...

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 presents stellar season lineup and educational programs

Stella Shipman, Arts Editor August 22, 2023

Riverside Theatre’s fall season will begin in October with “The Trip to Bountiful,” a play written in the 1950s by famous American playwright Horton Foote, best known for his screenplay for...

Kokoo performs during the Black History Month Slam Poetry event in the IMU on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The event was hosted by The Iowa Edge Student Organization, in collaboration with Black Art; Real Stories.

Local slam team IC Speaks finds power in poetry at Brave New Voices

Aspen DeGroot, Arts Reporter August 7, 2023

Iowa City has always been a hub for writers from all walks of life. Whether in attendance at the University of Iowa’s renowned Writer’s Workshop or a participant in the various events hosted by UNESCO...

Mars Hojilla lead singer of the band Two Canes performs during the 2023 Pride Parade & Festival in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Local hard-rock band Two Canes: from inception to latest single

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter July 11, 2023

Chloe Weidl started learning instruments, particularly the drums, at the School of Rock in Marion, Iowa. She and her brother, Evan Weidl, a skilled guitarist, were consistent solo and ensemble performers,...

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