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FilmScene closes Ped Mall and Chauncey locations through April 2

FilmScene closes Ped Mall and Chauncey locations through April 2

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

March 15, 2020

Beginning March 16, FilmScene will close its Pedestrian Mall location and Chauncey location on 404 E. College St. until April 2 to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to a statement from FilmScene, “All planned programming will be canceled or rescheduled. We feel strongly that this is an appropriat...

Exhibit Time Now For Ghosts explores connection between blackness and the natural world

Exhibit Time Now For Ghosts explores connection between blackness and the natural world

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

March 13, 2020

Public Space One stood tall against the vicious winds of Friday evening. Inside the white walls of the home-turned-artistic space was the Afrofuturistic gallery collection entitled Time Now For Ghosts which will be open till March 29.  Due to increased measures taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, t...

Hancher Auditorium cancels events until April 3, remaining season uncertain

Hancher Auditorium cancels events until April 3, remaining season uncertain

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

March 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancher Auditorium has announced it will be canceling events through April 3. Rob Cline, the director of marketing and communications for Hancher, said in an email to The Daily Iowan that Hancher has been in touch with the respective artists and agents to make su...

Mission Creek Festival canceled, dates for new event to be announced next week

Mission Creek Festival canceled, dates for new event to be announced next week

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Reporter

March 12, 2020

Mission Creek Festival has been canceled because of growing concern about the coronavirus, according to an email statement made by Mission Creek’s Executive Director Andre Perry. The Iowa City festival was set to run April 1-4.  Perry said in the email that because the public-health situation in th...

Iowa City Author adorns writing career with his sixth novel

Iowa City Author adorns writing career with his sixth novel

Kyler Johnson, Arts Reporter

March 11, 2020

Historical fiction, young-adult fantasy, spiritual thriller — genres with each their own markets and writing styles, and local Iowa City author S.C. “Steve” Sherman has dabbled in all of them. With the official release of his sixth book, Beer Money, on Tuesday, the diverse author adds to a lega...

Opinion: The Bold Type is having conversations that should be present in media more often

Opinion: The Bold Type is having conversations that should be present in media more often

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter

March 12, 2020

On March 5, I sat down with something to satisfy my sweet tooth after a long Thursday and turned on my livestream of The Bold Type. The episode was titled, “The Space Between,” and it covered a range of issues. But Jane waking up and feeling a lump in her breast resonated with me the most. ...

UI Theatre Department introduces new performance series, Diverse Voices

UI Theatre Department introduces new performance series, Diverse Voices

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

March 11, 2020

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts introduced its new series, “Diverse Voices,” with Reconciliation a reading of a play written by Turtle Mountain Ojibwe member Marisa Carr. Carr’s reading took place on Sunday, March 8 in the Alan MacVay Theatre.  The director and the chair of the department of Theatre Arts,...

The stories behind the shoelace: Sneakerhead culture and its economic rise in Iowa City

The stories behind the shoelace: Sneakerhead culture and its economic rise in Iowa City

Sarah Stortz, Senior Reporter

March 12, 2020

Slipping on a pair of Air Force Ones Mid Tops, Elliott Martin’s white sneakers serve a deeper purpose for him than just protecting his feet — they’re a documentation of his travels. The University of Iowa freshman has written down the names of several cities on his shoes, which now bear ...

Marat’s Dead to bring the story of the Reign of Terror into future America

Marat’s Dead to bring the story of the Reign of Terror into future America

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

March 11, 2020

The famous painting of the death of Jean-Paul Marat gets a different twist in the poster for the upcoming play Marat’s Dead. On the originally white sheet that Marat leans against, the American flag drips down in an almost impressionistic interpretation. Marat’s Dead will tell a new tale of the ...

Student Spotlight: UI painter embeds queerness into Catholic spaces through artwork

Student Spotlight: UI painter embeds queerness into Catholic spaces through artwork

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

Paint supplies, cardboard, and scraps of paper lay strewn across B.F.A painter David Michael Petersen’s workspace, as though an artistic twister had come through his corner of the Visual Arts Building. Wearing black jeans, a black sweater, and holding a ceramic coffee mug, Petersen joked that ...

Photos: Marat’s Dead Dress Rehearsal

Photos: Marat’s Dead Dress Rehearsal

Tate Hilyard, Photojournalist

March 10, 2020

Opinion: TV is more effective when watched as it airs than binging a whole season

Opinion: TV is more effective when watched as it airs than binging a whole season

Pedro Barragan, Arts Reporter

March 9, 2020

With the rise of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and others, most television viewers now usually expect their favorite shows to premiere a whole season on a single day. Those waiting for the latest season of Stranger Things will finish the whole thing in one go. This i...