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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

Bo Ramsey tunes his guitar before a performance at The Black Angel Restaurant on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

The Black Angel’s newfound venue parallels the Mill

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

In a final goodbye to fans and artists of the Mill, the local bar and music venue posted its hopes for the future of the Iowa City live music scene on Facebook in 2020. “After 17 years of...

Martha Gordon practices yoga in her studio in Iowa City on Thursday April 11, 2024. Gordon has practiced yoga in Iowa City for over 20 years. (Shaely Odean/The Daily Iowan).

Mirrors, mats, and a change in mindset: How yoga shaped my life beyond the mat

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 16, 2024

When I first met my yoga instructor Martha Gordon last August, I arrived at her weekly hot yoga class physically and mentally unprepared for how her practice would change my life. I had done yoga only...

Director and writer Alex Garland speaks to the press on the red carpet during the premiere of Civil War at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin during SXSW Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Review | ‘Civil War’ shallowly stumbles through war-torn America

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 15, 2024

“Civil War,” the latest and ostensibly final film from director Alex Garland, has a lot on its mind. From the first scene in which the unnamed U.S. president, played by Nick Offerman, addresses...

Cianon Jones plays Mama Moja during a rehearsal of In the Red and Brown Water at the Iowa Theatre Building on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The play is set in Louisiana but is based on the spirits of the Yoruba religion.

Review | UI’s ‘In the Red and Brown Water’ offers spectacular performance

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 14, 2024

The University of Iowa’s Theatre Arts Department’s production of playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” wholeheartedly deserved a standing ovation. Directed by...

Evolutionary biologists to celebrate Iowa City Darwin Day

Evolutionary biologists to celebrate Iowa City Darwin Day

Kate Wolfe, Arts Reporter April 11, 2024

Iowa City community members and students will gather this weekend to celebrate the annual Iowa City Darwin Day Science Fest, a series of events dedicated to platforming contemporary science to both commemorate...

Jan 26, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ezra Koenig accepts the award for Best Alternative Music Album accepts on behalf of Vampire Weekend for Father Of The Bride during the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Jan. 26, 2020 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

Review | Vampire Weekend’s ‘Only God Was Above Us’ is sure to get stuck in your head

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 10, 2024

In my opinion, alternative rock band Vampire Weekend has never made a bad album. I am ecstatic to report that “Only God Was Above Us” — released on April 5 — did not interrupt their streak. The...

Here are some trends to be on the lookout for in Spring 2024

Here are some trends to be on the lookout for in Spring 2024

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

Here is a comprehensive list of what to wear in this upcoming season: T-shirts with maxi skirts Mixing casual pieces with semi-formal pieces has already risen in popularity ahead of the flowers blooming...

A reception was held before an Out of the Archives screening of Oscar Micheaux’s ‘Body and Soul’ with live score performed by the Alvin Cobb Jr. Trio at Filmscene in Iowa City on Monday, April 8, 2024.

One year later, Out of the Archive film series is still running

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 9, 2024

Film preservation is fundamental to keeping the medium alive. With how rapidly filmmaking technology advances, older work can get lost because it never saw a wide release, had few copies available,...

Mar 12, 2023; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Bill Nighy takes selfies with fans as he arrives at the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Review | ‘The First Omen’ is a solid horror reboot

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

To those who watched the 1976 film “The Omen” and walked away dying to know the events that set its plot in motion, you’re in luck. To those who didn’t, well, there are worse new horror movies...

Machine Gun Kelly jumps into the pit at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Friday October 1, 2021.

Review | Machine Gun Kelly and Trippie Redd’s album ‘genre : sadboy’ may be the worst release of 2024

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 9, 2024

The album “genre : sadboy” in one word, a yikes. Hip-hop artists Trippie Redd and Machine Gun Kelly teamed up for a 10-song EP titled “genre : sadboy,” released on March 29. My expectations...

‘Blist Her’ performs during the KRUI 40 Mission Creek event in the Iowa Memorial Union Hawkeye Room in Iowa City on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

KRUI at 40: Where are they now?

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

KRUI, the University of Iowa’s student-run radio station, celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend with a self-titled “birthday bash.” The two events featured an Iowa Memorial Union celebration...

Doctors in Concert at the Coralville Center for the Preforming Arts on April, 5th, 2024. Isaac Samuel and Joel Berger preforming. (Emma Gutzman/The Daily Iowan)

‘Doctors in Concert’ celebrates medicine, music for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

Some of Iowa City’s musically-talented doctors traded their white coats and stethoscopes for instruments and microphones for an evening of giving on April 5. The “Doctors in Concert” event returned...