The Daily Iowan

Menu: Strawberry stuffed french toast

DI ARTS STAFF

March 5, 2009

Strawberry stuffed French toast Ingredients: Directions: Strawberry Maple Syrup Ingredients Directions: Step 2: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup strawberry juice and 1 cup granulated sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil for one minute, constantly stirring until slightly thickened. Step 3: R...

U2 Stretching horizons in new album

RACHAEL LANDER

March 3, 2009

***** out of ***** U2 lead singer Bono’s pleasing sex voice has returned with more force than ever. The band’s latest album, No Line on the Horizon, is everything fans have been drooling in anticipation over. With lyrics and melodies that offer more than just Bono’s vox, No Line on the Horizon...

CD reviews: Neko Case album lacks verve, The Prodigy gives an adrenaline rush

DI ARTS STAFF

March 3, 2009

Case album lacks verve Neko Case: Middle Cyclone Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone is her first solo release since 2006’s critically acclaimed Fox Confessor Brings the Blood. Like all the greatest country divas, Case is the quintessential tough cookie, with a reluctantly vulnerable quality. Whether it’...

Arts Brief: A literary dream

DI ARTS STAFF

March 3, 2009

Yiyun Li is living the dream, as far as most writers are concerned. After publishing only one collection of short stories, 2005’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, she signed a two-book deal with Random House for $200,000. Even after the completion of her first novel, The Vagrants, Li still can’t...

Logic, acting early victims in Street Fighter film

REBECCA KOONS

March 2, 2009

* 1/2 out of ***** In light of Oscar season, I would like to present Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li film with an award for Worst Movie I Have Ever Paid to See. I believe the film was supposed to be an action-packed, emotional thrill ride (based on the classic video game) as Chun-Li seeks revenge...

Music school celebrates Bach with festival

RACHAEL LANDER

March 2, 2009

J.S. Bach is to the Baroque era what the Beatles was to the ‘60s. Not only did Bach help define the time period, but, UI associate professor and violist Christine Rutledge said, Bach is one of the greatest composers of all time. This reason, along with a pure love of Bach, is why Rutledge created a...

Cook in Progress: Eggs-travaganza

DI ARTS STAFF

March 2, 2009

Though Rocky Balboa and Beauty and the Beast villain Gaston may be able to down dozens of raw eggs every morning, the vast majority of us prefer our breakfasts cooked. A simple and economical food full of protein and essential nutrients, eggs are an egg-cellent (sorry, couldn’t resist) way to start...

‘Fun’ fundraiser for Riverside Theatre returns

JED MILLER

February 27, 2009

Tonight, a community of people who usually sit shoulder to shoulder and stare straight ahead will get a chance to meet face to face. The hotelVetro, 201 S. Linn St., will serve as the setting for Riverside Theatre’s largest annual fundraiser, Diamonds or Denim. Tickets are $45, and the event will...

Author Craig Arnold visits: Hades, Persephone, and following Basho

KATIE HANSON

February 27, 2009

Craig Arnold has an important slice of advice to offer aspiring poets. “Don’t start smoking,” the poet said. “I found I had to relearn everything all over again.” This lifestyle change conveniently took place roughly six years ago — four years into the decade it took him to write his latest...

Trendspotter: wearing flip-flops too soon

DI ARTS STAFF

February 27, 2009

The recent smattering of warmer weather calls for many things: leaving bulky winter coats at home, playing basketball outside, and maybe even walking home from class instead of taking the bus. But some people must always take things too far, which explains the rash of foolish merrymakers wearing their...

Beatles cover band on the long & winding road to Iowa City

MELEA ANDRYS

February 26, 2009

It’s been 25 years worth of hard day’s nights, and Mark Benson has been workin’ like a dog. “Even though we’ve been at this for quite some time, we still study videotapes to make sure we’re not imitating something that we’re not intending to,” said Benson, a.k.a. John Lennon in the Beatles...

Poet Bialosky returns to read from Intruder

RACHAEL LANDER

February 26, 2009

While completing their degrees, some Iowa Writers’ Workshop students can only dream of coming back to Prairie Lights Books as the featured author of the night. For graduate Jill Bialosky, it will become a reality. The Writers’ Workshop alumna will read at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., at 7...