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Review | UI German professor translates and updates classic work ‘Die Vogelmacherin’

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor January 22, 2023

Witch trials existed long before Salem, Massachusetts. Waltraud Maierhofer, a University of Iowa professor of German, teaches the course Witch Hunts in Fact and Fiction, which explores European witch...

Review | Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” proves animation is not just for kids

Review | Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” proves animation is not just for kids

Colin Votzmeyer, Sports Reporter December 13, 2022

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” proves animated movies are not just for children. The stop-motion take on the classic fairy tale directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson hit Netflix Friday,...

Review | “All Quiet on the Western Front” captures the horrors of war, but not without flaws

Review | “All Quiet on the Western Front” captures the horrors of war, but not without flaws

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter November 20, 2022

“All Quiet on the Western Front” is a German epic film that accurately, although not flawlessly, captures the terror and pain of World War I. The film, released to Netflix streaming on Oct....

Recording artist/rapper Drake performs during the Revolt Party at the Time Warner Cable Studios. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Review | Drake and 21 Savage created a classic collab album with ‘Her Loss’

Ryan Hansen, Colin Votzmeyer, and Cooper Worth November 8, 2022

Following weeks of speculation and teases from the two artists, Drake and 21 Savage released one of the best rap albums of the year with their collaboration ‘Her Loss,’ on Nov. 4. The sixteen-track...

A dress rehearsal for the play Bacchae is seen the in the David Thayer Theater in the Theater Arts Building Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. The play will premiere on Friday Nov. 4.

Review | “The Bacchae: A Tragedy in One Act” presents humorous and humanist adaptation of classic Greek tale

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter November 5, 2022

Glowing beneath blue light swirling with stars and moons, giggling figures flitted across the stage in front of a mountainous backdrop inlaid with cliffs and caves.  The scene greeted audiences...

Review | Netflix’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ is beautiful but forgettable

Review | Netflix’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ is beautiful but forgettable

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 26, 2022

I stayed up late on Oct. 17, curling up with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn to watch one of my favorite book series come alive on screen, hardly able to contain my excitement. At the same time, considering...

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Review | ‘Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon’ soars alongside original series

Parker Jones, Arts Editor October 25, 2022

Sitting down to watch the finale of Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, I had a moment of eerie deja vu as I unwillingly remembered how poorly the last Game of Thrones finale went. The last episode...

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Review | The Arctic Monkeys’ ‘The Car’ was worth the four-year wait

Eleanor Hildebrandt, Managing Editor October 24, 2022

After four years of waiting for a new album, English rock band Arctic Monkeys reminded fans of how great 21st-century rock can be with their Oct. 21 release of “The Car.” Friday’s 10 new songs...

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

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ will keep you up all night

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter October 23, 2022

As the clock struck midnight on Oct. 21 — or 11 p.m on Oct. 20. for Iowans — Taylor Swift’s 10th original studio album Midnights debuted, filled with modern synths and nocturnal, melodramatic...

An acrobat swings across the stage during a Cirque Italia performance on Oct. 13, 2022.

Review | Cirque Italia makes a splash with acrobatics and stunts in Coralville

Parker Jones, Arts Editor October 16, 2022

Seagulls, rushing water, dramatic instrumental music, scents of popcorn and funnel cake, and the voices of pirate carnival barkers advertising their wares filled the chilly autumn air. Chatting families...

Trinity Christofferson, playing the role of the Mom, takes a call while Charlie Schmelzer, playing the role of Bobby, listens at the University of Iowa Theatre Building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2022. Contributed photo of Jordan JJ Jones of a dress rehearsal.

Review | ‘The Lazaretto’ brought thrills and chills to UI theater

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 16, 2022

No one knew what to expect when they took their seats in the Alan MacVey Theatre on Friday night. There was no program provided at the door, no cast list, and no precedent set by other performances....

Jessica Pray Patel sings I Dreamed a Dream during a performance of Les Mis in Concert at the Riverside Theatre on Oct. 9, 2022.

‘Les Mis in Concert’ at Riverside Theatre captured essence of Victor Hugo’s story

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 9, 2022

The Riverside Theatre seats filled with people conversing quietly before the varied production of “Les Miserables” on Sunday night. As attendees stepped off of the elevator and entered the space,...

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