The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Rubblebucket relies on music education for rock-band success

NICK FETTY February 19, 2009

Getting a degree in music is often seen as a the pathway to becoming a music teacher. But for Afro-beat/rock band Rubblebucket Orchestra, getting a musical education was key to success as a rock band. With...

Red and Eds, from basements to Yacht Club

NICK FETTY February 19, 2009

In the basement of a house on Lucas Street, three longtime friends rehearse for an upcoming show at venue they are quite familiar with. After a couple hours of playing their newest tunes, the three seem...

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

MELEA ANDRYS 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...

Slumdog draws backlash from India

DAN WATSON 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...

Book review: Leering at Lear in Moore’s Fool

DAN WATSON 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...

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

RACHAEL LANDER 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...

The ridiculous horror of Friday the 13th

JED MILLER 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...

Cook-in-Progress: Baked honey mustard chicken

DI STAFF 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...