The Daily Iowan

Augusten Burroughs not crying wolf

MELEA ANDRYS

April 7, 2009

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...

CD reviews: Rascal Flatts good ol’ country-pop, Micachu & the Shapes forges a gem

DI ARTS STAFF

April 7, 2009

Micachu & the Shapes forges a gem out of the everyday Micachu & the Shapes: Jewellery Youthful Mica Levi of the UK-based Micachu and the Shapes adapted the practice of making her own instruments to customize a novel p...

A slow and ponderous way to drive a plot

KELLY DIGGINS

April 6, 2009

Film Review: Fast & Furious Fast & Furious fails to excite the viewers, despite trying with all the old parts. Since the 2001 opening of *The Fast and the Furious*, there have been two more installments of the franch...

A enjoyable journey, sans Journey tunes

KATIE HANSON

April 6, 2009

Film Review: Adventureland It’s no roller coaster, but this theme-park flick is worth the ride.

Cook in Progress: How to Hollow Out an Egg

MELEA ANDRYS

April 6, 2009

“Just put your lips together and blow.” Enjoy decorated eggs year after year by hollowing out the shell. Easter is right around the corner, and that means several things: candy-induced stomach aches, awkward family gatherings,...

Not thinking of drying off

BRIAN DAU AND MELEA ANDRYS

April 3, 2009

Wet Hair use cassette tapes and various other electronics for a bizarre live show at the Cave of Spirits. Shawn Reed and Ryan Garbes, otherwise known as Wet Hair, first and foremost consider their act a live band. It’s somewhat...

All over the art scene

KELLY DIGGINS

April 3, 2009

From the music to the venue, No Age likes to experiment in more ways than one. On Saturday at 6 p.m., when No Age takes the stage at the Picador as part of Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, the venue will be one of the duo’s...

Far from the herd

CAROLINE BERG

April 3, 2009

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle leaves the herd and joins long-time collaborator John Vanderslice in Iowa City tonight as part of the Mission Creek Festival. The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has “Gone Primitive”...

Trendspotter: “Man” as a prefix

MELEA ANDRYS

April 3, 2009

The men of America have spoken, and they demand a new language. It seems traditional nouns and syntax are not enough to fully encapsulate the surging testosterone that courses through the veins of the average male. A new and special...

KRUI at 25: still growing

HANNAH JONES LAWRENCE

April 2, 2009

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. But what kind of gift is appropriate to commemorate a radio station’s 25th anniversary? For KRUI, one of the UI’s homes on the airwaves, it means celebrating 25...

Art meets catastrophe at symposium

JENNA SCHEIRMAN AND COURTNEY SPEARS

April 2, 2009

Since the June 2008 flood, the UI Arts Campus has been out of commission, and its students have been relocated to various locations. But the art students haven’t let that stop them from thriving. The two-day 23rd-Annual Art...

It’s love and imperialism at annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

KATHLEEN SERINO

April 2, 2009

“Love, Loss, & Empire.” No, it’s not the title of Josh Schwartz’s latest teen drama, but rather the theme for this year’s Craft Critique Culture Conference. The event, hosted by the UI this weekend, is an academic...