The Daily Iowan

Visions of women in movement


April 2, 2009

Often, when someone utters the word “dance,” it triggers a narrow assembly of images. Yet no single style defines dance, just as no one model fits all women. Graduate students in dance Elizabeth Bergman, Lynn Bowman, and...

Mash-ups go Yacht Clubbing


April 2, 2009

Mixing popular indie and rap tunes is what it’s all about for successful duo the Hood Internet. Half of the Hood Internet will return to Iowa City to play the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., at 10 p.m. today as part of the Mission...

It don’t mean a penny if it ain’t got that Benny


April 2, 2009

Decades before the age of the Internet and iPods, before the age of television, people spent their time listening to the big-band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. On Friday night, this vintage sound...

City Circle Acting Company pushing the edge


April 2, 2009

Let’s think geometrically for a minute. If the entire American playwriting canon existed in a giant circle, Oklahoma would be smack-dab in the center. It’s clean and happy, the embodiment of “wholesome family fun.” On...

All the pretty little ponies at theatres gallery production


April 2, 2009

On any given Sunday, religious services are prevalent on some television channels. And many people buy “spiritual” music and listen to faith-based radio talk shows. The première of University Theatres Gallery Production...

Menu: Two buenos treats, quesadilla and salsa fresca


April 2, 2009

This week’s menu features a Mexican-influenced dinner. Cheesy quesadillas and a fabulous fresh salsa comingle and create slightly spicy deliciousness. A small twist on the classic quesadillas adds a bit of a crunch and a little...

Recalling the days of media assassin


April 1, 2009

Media assassin and self-proclaimed hip-hop student Harry Allen will lecture tonight about his days spent immersed in legendary group Public Enemy’s world. The title media assassin is more intimidating than the number of girls...

Nancy Grace, badass with sass or bigot?


April 1, 2009

Judge, jury, executioner, or all-out bitch? Two staffers debate the virtues of public frenemy No. 1: Nancy Grace. I love Nancy Grace. And yes, I already know what you’re thinking: That woman is a rancid bitch. My response:...

Bright and moody


March 31, 2009

The Mission Creek Music Festival kicks off with the worldly lyrics of Matt and his harmoniously melancholic band Brighton, MA. A chorus of insistent voices swirl in the background of Matt Kerstein’s cell phone when his band...

Kid stuff — but the 3D is cool


March 30, 2009

Film Review: Monsters and Aliens One glance at the cast list for Monsters vs. Aliens is enough to make anyone with a shard of pop-culture literacy go apeshit. While America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon carries the lead role...

Michelle Williams passing through somewhere close to the heart


March 30, 2009

Film Review: Wendy and Lucy For roughly 80 minutes, Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) seems on the verge of weeping yet refuses to show the world her sorrow. Even though she manages to hold back her tears, the audience (myself inclu...

Cook-in-Progress: Gorp Balls


March 30, 2009

Trail mix with a twist. The time of year is finally approaching when people are ready to shed the winter blues and pursue more outdoor endeavors. Trail mix is a staple of outside activities, because it provides the perfect blend...