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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

Jan 15, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Jesse Eisenberg at the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theater  in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Mandatory Credit: Kevork Djansezian-USA TODAY

Review | ‘Sasquatch Sunset’ is the pro-environment movie we need right now

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

There are experimental films, and then there is the Zellner Brothers’ new release “Sasquatch Sunset.” Released on April 19, the film adopts a pace and aesthetic not unlike those in “2001: A...

Riverside Theater is seen outside after 24ThankYou’s set during the Mission Creek Festival at Riverside Theater on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Review | ‘Herein Lies the Truth’ examines storytelling in a completely unique way

Caden Gantenbein, Arts Reporter April 21, 2024

Aaron Pang’s show “Herein Lies the Truth” is a strange concoction of comedy, visual performance and full-throttle storytelling that forces us to examine our own unintentional biases towards the...

FilmScene at The Chauncey as seen on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Review | Andrew Scott shines in National Theatre Live’s ‘Vanya’

Flynn Milligan, Arts Reporter April 21, 2024

The stage for “Vanya” opened as a small room dotted with three chairs, a plastic stool, a table with a lamp, and a bottle of liquor. A doorway at center stage served as the gateway between a wide...

A community member speaks with an asexual “book” during a Human Library event at the Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Community members had the chance to sit down with people with diverse experiences and ask questions.

Iowa City Human Library addresses prejudice without stigma

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 21, 2024

Living Memoirs Project President Nikash Pradhan was browsing social media one day during his first semester of medical school and came across something that caught his eye. It was an advertisement...

Doug Collins and the Receptionists perform at Elrays in Iowa City on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Doug Collins and the Receptionists bring country-pop sound to IC

Kate Wolfe and Sophia Connolly April 20, 2024

Under the signature neon blue light of Elray’s Live and Dive, Doug Collins and The Receptionists stood poised, seemingly oblivious to the rowdy crowd in front of them. Collins took his time as he...

Author John Green speaks during a lecture in the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Green spoke about being a bestselling author, YouTuber, and philanthropist.

John Green lectures to packed room at UI

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 19, 2024

Whether they know him through his novels or his YouTube channel, virtually everyone is familiar with the work of John Green in some capacity. On Thursday night, Green visited the University of Iowa’s...

The Indigo Girls perform at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Indigo Girls grace the stage at Englert Theater 

Kate Wolfe, Arts Reporter April 18, 2024

Indigo Girls, the folk-rock duo consisting of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, took the stage at the Englert Theater Wednesday night for the first of two sold-out shows this week.  The pair, who have...

The Indigo Girls perform at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Photos: Indigo Girls live in Iowa City at the Englert Theatre

Ethan McLaughlin, Photojournalist April 18, 2024

Hundreds of Iowa City community members filled the Englert Theatre for a sold-out show headlining the Indigo Girls on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Once fans made their way into the theatre, the show opened...

Bestselling author and Indianapolis resident John Green expresses his thoughts on libraries banning books as the Indianapolis Public Library kicked off national Banned Books Week with a discussion on Oct 2, 2023, at the Indianapolis Central Branch Public Library.

Ask the Author | John Green on banning book laws, fan base growth

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor April 16, 2024

Few readers have yet to encounter a book written by John Green, from his iconic young adult fiction novels “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Looking for Alaska,” and “Paper Towns” to his most recent...

Ahzia Hester performs during The Daily Iowan Headliners in The Daily Iowan newsroom in the Adler Journalism building on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Four groups will be featured in the series’ second season.

Headliners | Ahzia

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 16, 2024

Ahzia is an Iowa-based rapper with an impressive record. Debuting in 2018 with an EP entitled “READY.SET.GO,” Ahzia has opened for GZA, Cautious Clay, and Swae Lee. The artist has traveled around...

Cinematography filmmaking conceptual image in between takes

Review | ‘Quiet on Set’ could be a turning point for those harmed by Hollywood

Parker Jones, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

As someone who grew up watching several of Dan Schneider’s shows on Nickelodeon, I had no idea just how disturbing the allegations against the studio and its employees actually were. “Quiet...

Bestselling author James Patterson speaks about his life and craft to Lan Samantha Chang at the Dey House on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Staff, undergraduates, and Writing Workshop students were in attendance.

Ask the Author | Author James Patterson says we shouldn’t be too worried about book banning

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 16, 2024

With more than 425 million copies sold; more than 260 New York Times’ best-sellers; and an oeuvre of nearly 400 books spanning from murder mystery to middle-grade fiction, James Patterson is, by many...