The Daily Iowan

Swinging and swaying to the music


February 19, 2009

They didn’t have to travel far to find what they were looking for. The members of She Swings, She Sways didn’t even have to leave Iowa. The Ottumwa-based band will perform at noon on Friday at Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington...

Menu: Chicken curry and kheer


February 19, 2009

Watching this weekend’s Academy Awards show, a night for celebrities to flaunt their bony bods, might bring on some mighty strong munchies to those whose careers don’t depend on cellulite (or lack thereof). Celebrate your...

Foxy Shazam, ‘Evel Knievel’ of rock and roll brings act to Picador


February 18, 2009

Though the name Foxy Shazam would be a perfect title for a blaxploitation film, five guys from Ohio think it’s also fitting for their own special brand of piano-driven punk. “[Foxy Shazam] was formed about the same way as...

Slumdog draws backlash from India


February 18, 2009

A camera focuses on one tiny metal and concrete shack. It pulls away to reveal more huts, seemingly stacked on top of each other. One more zoom out and the audience is presented with the vast underworld of a faraway land; the...

Book review: Leering at Lear in Moore’s Fool


February 17, 2009

“Shagging,” “boinking,” “boffing,” and “fuckery” may not be words one conjures up when thinking about Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear, but they have their places in comic novelist Christopher Moore’s retelling,...

When times are dull, the dull make films like Confessions of a Shopaholic


February 16, 2009

** out of ***** Hi, my name is Rachael, and I’m a shopaholic. What? Now they have shopaholics-anonymous meetings? Well, I don’t know about the existence of said groups in reality, but they are oddly present in the new flick...

The ridiculous horror of Friday the 13th


February 16, 2009

** out of ***** Friday the 13th is a collection of ridiculousness. This movie seems to demand snark. During several moments, assorted whispers and giggles could be heard throughout the theater. Let’s start with this: Apparently,...

Cook-in-Progress: Baked honey mustard chicken


February 16, 2009

Chicken nuggets just not what they used to be? Looking to avoid the George Foreman grill tonight? Arts reporter Jed Miller knows a new way to make a chicken dinner more exciting. Try this cheap and easy recipe for a delicious...