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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

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Review | City Circle’s ‘Catch Me if You Can’ musical is a delightful adaptation of a classic film

Charlie Hickman, Arts Reporter July 19, 2024

City Circle’s “Catch Me if You Can” production is a worthy adaptation of the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film and Broadway musical. The musical delivers a colorful spectacle and clever story...

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Review | Sink your teeth into season two of ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Taj Young, News Reporter July 9, 2024

“Interview with the Vampire” delivered another hard-hitting season with all the spectacle and bloodshed that one could expect. With the finale of Louis DuPont Du Lac, played by Jacob Anderson,...

Joey King arrives on the red carpet during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. King stars in Despicable Me 4 as Poppy, Grus neighbor and aspiring villain.

Review | Despicable Me 4 entertains with a familiar story and characters

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter July 9, 2024

This summer, Gru and his minions returned to the big screen to create more chaos, laughter, and hijinks in “Despicable Me 4.” Ever since the first “Despicable Me” graced our screens in 2010,...


‘Inside Out 2’ breathes new life into old emotions

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

Back in 2015, “Inside Out” captured the hearts and minds of many of its viewers, cementing itself as a Disney and Pixar classic. Nine years later, the beloved characters from the original movie...

Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of WeCrashed during the SXSW Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on March 12, 2022.

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Review | ‘The Idea of You’ is a fun yet absolutely cringe watch

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter May 2, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed watching “The Idea of You.” But was it a good movie? Absolutely not. Imagine if Harry Styles fell in love with someone’s mom — that's the premise. Released on Amazon Prime...

Review | ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ closes out with a bang

Review | ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ closes out with a bang

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter May 1, 2024

With an explosive 51-minute finale, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” solidified itself as one of the best pieces of Star Wars media in recent years. Competition for this title hasn’t exactly been...

Cleo, played by Kathleen Marie Guerrero, gives her hand to the god Anubis, played by Olivia Foster, during a performance of Spells for Going Forth by Daylight at the UIowa Theatre Building  on Monday, April 29, 2024. The play about Egyptian mythology and Greek history is a part of the IC New Play Festival.

Review | ‘Spells for Going Forth by Daylight’ is an impressive student production

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter April 30, 2024

I’ve always had a soft spot for anachronisms — modern sensibilities meshed with past periods — so naturally, I found a lot to love in University of Iowa Master of Fine Arts candidate Leigh M. Marshall’s...

Kendrick Lamar performs Oct. 13, 2023, on the American Express stage during Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park.

Review | Kendrick Lamar is out for blood on new single ‘Euphoria’

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 30, 2024

An all-out rhetorical war has swept across the world of hip-hop in recent months, headlined by Kendrick Lamar’s heated exchanges with J. Cole and Drake. Kendrick surprise dropped his highly anticipated...

Taylor Swift performers during the first night of the Cincinnati stop of the Eras Tour at Paycor Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Point/Counterpoint | Is “The Tortured Poets Department” good?

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher and Evan Weidl April 30, 2024

NO  I had been mostly indifferent to Swift’s music throughout her rise to superstardom. I could pick a few of her hits that I enjoyed and a few of her songs that I thought were terrible, but all...

Mar 10, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Zendaya presents the award for achievement in cinematography during the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Review | ‘Challengers’ serves a perfect blend of sports spectacle and romance

Charlie Hickman, Assistant Arts Editor April 30, 2024

Tennis movies are few and far between, but Luca Guadagnino’s “Challengers” delivered a riveting and occasionally laugh-out-loud romantic sports drama. Guadagnino has been on a directorial hot...

Taylor Swift walks the red carpet at the NSAI Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Review | New Taylor Swift album is heartbreaking with similarities to her previous work

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

Global popstar Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department” on April 19. Die-hard Swifties have anticipated the album since it was announced at the Grammy Awards in...

Maggie Rogers performs on the first day of the second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.

Review | Maggie Rogers’ new album ‘Don’t Forget Me’ leaves a little to be desired

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 23, 2024

Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers released her new album, “Don’t Forget Me,” on April 12. It’s certainly worthwhile, but I walked away mostly unfulfilled. My feelings about this album...