The Daily Iowan

Copeland has the energy to break away from the trends

KELLY DIGGINS

April 9, 2009

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After kicking off its headlining tour on April 2, Florida-based indie-rock band Copeland will make a stop at the Picador, 330 E. Washington St., at 6 p.m. today along with This Providence, Paper Route, and Brooke Waggoner. Copeland...

‘Feminists, Freaks, and Fairies’ explores gender, society

MELEA ANDRYS

April 9, 2009

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There are no capital letters in stef shuster’s name (except in the UI online directory). “I’m kind of a rule-breaker,” shuster said. “I don’t like being boxed in by things. Who decided that it was grammatically proper...

Iowa City under the documentary sun

COURTNEY SPEARS

April 9, 2009

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The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival began in 2001. Now in its seventh year, the event will once again bring international documentary filmmakers to Iowa City. The festival, run entirely by students and volunteers,...

Lubriphonic-cation

NICK FETTY

April 9, 2009

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Being on tour for weeks at a time with five other people in one van gets to be a bit wearing. To avoid the monotony, the members of Lubriphonic do impressions of famous blues harmonica player James Cotton. This is especially apt...

Richard Buckner exploring the country vein

DAN WATSON

April 9, 2009

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Ever heard the old joke that supposedly sums up the country music-genre? What happens when you play a country song backwards? — the singer reconciles with his wife, his runaway dog returns home, his overturned pickup rolls back...

Setting up the cry for Hue

DAN WATSON

April 9, 2009

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Instrumental bands seem to have always been regarded as the science fiction of musical genres. Those bands, similar to science-fiction works, seem to garner attention from geeky individuals, send messages that are equally as...

Menu: A monochromatic meal

DI STAFF

April 9, 2009

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It’s time for Easter dinner, and Grandma’s making her famous roast ham. Isn’t it about time you started pulling your weight around the dinner table? Here’s an easy side dish and a simple dessert you can make in under an...

Stairway to Zeppelin with all-female tribute band

RACHAEL LANDER

April 8, 2009

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Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin will visit Iowa City tonight to fulfill all standing desires of hearing the hard-rock legends. However, the group brings a estrogen-flavored twist to the famous quartet. To some, four women...

Commentary: Cobain, running all around my brain

DAN WATSON

April 8, 2009

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Kurt Cobain, an unwilling American icon, is remembered 15 years after his death. But what is his death’s significance? I still know every word to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Every grunt, every groaned out “yeah.”...

What the Academy Is

RACHAEL LANDER

April 8, 2009

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The pop-punk sound of The Academy Is comes to the Picador, 330 E. Washington St., at 6 p.m. today with singer/songwriter Evan Taubenfeld. Tickets range from $10 to $12. The Academy Is started out as just the Academy, before tacking...

Not entirely banking on the Tyra mode

MERYN FLUKER

April 7, 2009

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Tyra Banks might be her own worst enemy. Why else is it so impossibly hard to cheer for her? Tyra Banks is SO hot. With her mouth closed. As a big, busty, and dare I say beautiful black woman, I want to support my kin. I worship...

Augusten Burroughs not crying wolf

MELEA ANDRYS

April 7, 2009

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Controversial memoirist Augusten Burroughs will speak tonight on fact, fiction, and A Wolf at the Table. What’s next for an author who has topped the New York Times Best-Sellers list, been ranked as number 15 on Entertainment Weekly...