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Review | ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a psychological journey for the modern thriller fan

Review | ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a psychological journey for the modern thriller fan

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter September 27, 2022

At first glance,  “Don’t Worry Darling”  seems like the epitome of a classic 1950s all-American movie. Set in a town called Victory, where men are the breadwinners and women stay at home, Harry...

Leslie Odom Jr performs at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

Review | Leslie Odom Jr. returns to Iowa City with invigorating Hancher performance

Parker Jones, Arts Editor September 25, 2022

As the overhead lights dimmed and the audience rang out its first bout of applause, Leslie Odom Jr. took the stage in a navy blue suit and pristine white kicks. On the evening of Sept. 24, Odom returned...

UI professor Megan Gogerty in the first Chipmunkd performance at Riverside Theatre on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

Review | Riverside Theatre’s ‘Chipmunk’d’ melds comedy with existential dread

Jami Martin-Trainor, Assistant Digital Editor September 10, 2022

As patrons slipped into the theatre tucked inside the pedestrian mall, excitement for the beginning of the Riverside Theatre season buzzed throughout the audience. The room was relatively full with...

The Larksgrove Ensemble plays in the Voxman Recital Hall. EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks plays violin and Peter Say plays the cello and guitar. Sept. 8, 2022.

Review | Larksgrove Ensemble gives captivating performance at Voxman

Ellie Heeren, Arts Reporter September 9, 2022

From a violinist who used to play to her sheep and a multi-instrumentalist who was taught by his mother, The Larksgrove Ensemble has grown phenomenally to perform all over the world together. On the...

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Beyonce’s new album ‘Renaissance’ celebrates life

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 31, 2022

Beyonce released her newest album, Renaissance, last Friday, July 29, making it her seventh solo album. Renaissance includes features from Drake, Jay-Z, Skrillex, The-Dream, Honey Dijon, Labrinth,...

Beach Bunnys Lili Trifilio sings at the Englert Theatre as part of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Mission Creek headliner Beach Bunny releases new album, ‘Emotional Creature’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 24, 2022

Beach Bunny brought one of their staple pop-punk concerts to Iowa City on April 8 with Mission Creek Festival. On July 22, the band released “Emotional Creature,” the same album they teased during...

Lizzo tops the USA TODAY Network year-end music survey with her Cuz I Love You album. Lizzo Cuz I Love You

Lizzo discusses her sexuality in newest album, ‘Special’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 17, 2022

Long awaited by her fans, Lizzo’s coming-out album, “Special,” was released on July 15. Lizzo addresses her fans as “Lizzbians,” and has been an active supporter of the LGBTQ online for...

Feb 28, 2010; Vancouver, BC, CANADA; Neil Young performs for fans and athletes during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Neil Young and Crazy Horse release new album ‘Toast’ after being shelved for over 20 years

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 10, 2022

The album “Toast,” a collaboration between legendary rockstar Neil Young and the band Crazy Horse, has gone unreleased since 2001 — until now. It was originally shelved because Young found...

Jan 19, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA;   From left, Cara Buono, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo arrive at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

Review | Volume two of ‘Stranger Things: Season 4’ could turn the series upside down

Parker Jones, Arts Editor July 3, 2022

About 10 minutes into the Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 2 premiere, I had to pause the episode. In the moment, I chalked it up to the late-night release — midnight of July 1 — Netflix’s most...

May 14, 2022; Salt Lake City, UT, USA;  singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs at the LoveLoud Festival.

Imagine Dragons gifts fans with newest album, ‘Mercury, Act 2’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter July 3, 2022

Imagine Dragons’ album, “Mercury, Act 1 & 2” reminded me why I consider Imagine Dragons one of my favorite bands. Bold and imaginative, this album is actually two albums in one — the first...

Mar 27, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Elliot Page arrives at the 94th Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre.

Review | Season three of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ does not disappoint

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter June 28, 2022

If absolutely nothing else, "The Umbrella Academy" knows how to leave viewers wanting more. Following the first two seasons, the sci-fi Netflix original series had a great deal to live up to. With...

Conan Gray’s third-ever album, ‘Superache’ is an emotional masterpiece

Conan Gray’s third-ever album, ‘Superache’ is an emotional masterpiece

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter June 26, 2022

Conan Gray debuted as a musical force to be reckoned with on TikTok in 2020 with his smash hit, “Heather.” Now, he’s back with his third album, Superache, which was released on June 24.  Gray’s...

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