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I don’t game, but I loved Arcane

Josie Fischels, Managing Editor December 5, 2021

I’ve never played League of Legends — my passion for gaming extends only about as far as my poor Mario Kart skills.  So when my friends who do play the online game urged me to watch Arcane on Netflix,...

House of Gucci toes the line of greatness, but falls short

House of Gucci toes the line of greatness, but falls short

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 1, 2021

The wealth, the sophistication, the dark undertones — House of Gucci encapsulates all of this and more in its thrilling tale, detailing the life of the Gucci family. With incredible performances...

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Nov. 19 was a globally important day for Adele fans, who have been waiting over six years for her to drop her album, 30. Despite many claims made by the artist over the last six years that she would...

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“Encanto” shows that Disney can still tell a good original story

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Disney has become infamous for its formulaic films. Time and time again, we see a young female protagonist distraught with her life, looking for something more. She might find it through a search for...

Jan 28, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Bruno Mars accepts Album Of The Year for 24K Magic during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ calls back to 70’s soul with a contemporary twist

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 17, 2021

With the release of his new album, An Evening With Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars is no longer the same romantic he was once known as. Mars has partnered up with Anderson Paak to create Silk Sonic, redefining...

Taylor Swift takes a selfie with fans at an appearance at a butterfly mural in the Gulch in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Alan Poizner/For The Tennessean)

Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well: The Short Film’ has fans happy, free, confused and lonely all at once

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 14, 2021

Last Friday, fans were gifted the original 10-minute version of the heart-wrenching breakup song they know all too well, but the real tear-jerking release came later in the day. All Too Well: The Short...

Taylor Swift on the Red Carpet at the 47th Annual CMA Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn, Wednesday, Nov. 6th.  (Via OlyDrop/Sanford Myers)

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ leaves fans reminiscent instead of heartbroken

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Hannah Pinski November 14, 2021

Taylor Swift re-recorded her saddest album this week and surprised fans with something we never could’ve expected: a happy version of Red. Swift’s second re-recording was released on Nov. 12....

ABBA is back with their new album, Voyage

ABBA is back with their new album, ‘Voyage’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 10, 2021

ABBA’s ability to produce classic pop songs is unparalleled. It put them at the top of the charts back in the 70s, and now, nearly 40 years since their last album, the Kings and Queens of Swedish...

Movie Review: Marvels’ Eternals poses questions about the purpose of humanity

Movie Review: Marvels’ ‘Eternals’ poses questions about the purpose of humanity

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 8, 2021

What is the purpose of humanity? Why are we here, and do we deserve to be? Many movies explore these questions, however, these concepts are a first for Marvel Studios, tackling the matter in their newest...

Actors Monté J. Howell, Felipe Barbosa Bombonato, and 	Dakari Harleston perform Our Lady of 121st St. at the dress rehearsal in the University of Iowa Theatre Building on Oct. 5, 2021. Our Lady of 121st St. is a dark comedy play centralized around old friends reuniting.

‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ cast and crew shine, script falters

Jenna Post, Arts Editor October 10, 2021

This Friday, the University of Iowa Theatre Department kicked off the return of in-person mainstage productions with a live performance of Our Lady of 121st Street. The play follows the stories of...

Review | Star Wars: Visions

Review | Star Wars: Visions

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter September 29, 2021

Over 40 years after the first film opened in theaters, the Star Wars franchise has entered the world of anime. On Sept. 22, Star Wars: Visions premiered on Disney+, and with it, a new addition...

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MONTERO is a masterclass in debut albums

Jenna Post, Arts Editor September 20, 2021

Two years after becoming an overnight sensation for the most platinum-certified single of all time, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has released his eponymous debut album, MONTERO. The album features...

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