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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

The Artifactory is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023.

PO/ART/RY exhibit introduces new mashup of visual, textual art

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

The ArtiFactory’s new exhibit could have looked like any other, with works displayed all over the little room’s walls, containing everything from paintings to sculptures to a life-size dress. However,...

Small presses work a stand at SpareMe bowling alley in the Chauncey during a book fair for the Mission Creek festival on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Mission Creek book fair continues to provide literary opportunities

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

On its last day, the Mission Creek Festival set up shop at the SpareMe bowling alley for an afternoon book fair filled with local press, editors, and more on April 6. At the entrance, there was a vendor...

Director Dev Patel arrives for the premiere of Monkey Man at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on the fourth day of South by Southwest on Monday, March 11, 2024.

REVIEW | ‘Monkey Man’ combats corruption in a gruesome action-thriller

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 8, 2024

Combining action and revenge has been a popular formula in blockbuster films forever. Still, I’ve never seen such a well-trodden story executed in as exciting a way as it is in “Monkey Man.” Released...

Photo contributed by Jon Vulpine

Q&A | Jonah Kagen continues his ‘Save My Soul’ tour in IC

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

Jonah Kagen, a singer and songwriter from Savannah, Georgia, will perform at Gabe's on April 13. Currently, the artist is performing across America on his “Save My Soul” tour. His debut EP “georgia...

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Iowa City illustrator, musician Claire Thoele debuts new creations at Mission Creek

Madison Christenson, Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

As an artist, little compares to the personal connections they share with fans of their craft. Those experiences bring Claire Thoele back to Iowa City for Mission Creek’s seventh annual ICE CREAM Expo...

Osees drummers Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone plays the drum to the crowd during the Mission Creek Festival at The Englert Theatre on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Mission Creek headliner Osees delivers legendary performance Saturday night

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 7, 2024

Nearly 1000 jumping bodies swallowed the Englert Theatre’s seated layout during the Saturday night performance from psychedelic rock band Osees, the Mission Creek Festival’s closing headliner....

Osees fans dance to the music played on stage during the Mission Creek Festival at The Englert Theatre on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Photos: Mission Creek Festival day three

Local musicians took the stage across Iowa City venues during the third and final day of the Mission Creek Festival on Saturday. In its 19th year, the three-day festival continues to celebrate music...

Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello open the Live Wire Radio show at the James Theater during the Mission Creek Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The show hosted by Luke Burbank and presented by Sarabande Books featured writers and authors SG Goodman, Morgan Parker, Carmen Maria Machado and Simon Shieh.

Variety show ‘Live Wire Radio’ kept audience on its toes during Iowa City live-taping

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 7, 2024

Before either “Live Wire Radio” hosts Luke Burbank or Elena Passarello took the stage for an evening of literature, music, and comedy, its audience of passionate fans was abuzz. The energy was...

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Neko Case performs at Hancher Auditorium for Mission Creek

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter April 6, 2024

On Thursday night at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City, a crowd of more than 500 audience members was dead silent as singer-songwriter Neko Case interrupted her own song with a drawn-out, ear-piercing scream. After...

North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza performs at The Englert during the second day of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Indigo De Souza draws eager fans during Iowa City Mission Creek performance

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 6, 2024

Indie rock singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza took the stage at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday night for Mission Creek Festival, performing to a crowd of over 100 attendees who happily chose...

Billy Woods performs for Mission Creek Festival at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Friday, March 6, 2024.

Review | Rap duo Armand Hammer find beauty in the unusual during Mission Creek Festival performance

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 6, 2024

The annual Mission Creek Festival is a wonderful setting for all that is both challenging and creative, and rap duo Armand Hammer did a flawless job of carrying on that tradition. Made up of rapper...

North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza performs at The Englert during the second day of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Photos: Mission Creek Festival day two

Emily Nyberg, Kathy Le, and John Charlson April 6, 2024

Local musicians took the stage across Iowa City venues during the second day of the Mission Creek Festival on Friday. The festival also features a variety of literature events including three Literature...