• The Sculptor

    Colorblind comics: Scott McCloud returns with ambitious graphic novel ‘The Sculptor’

    Scott McCloud is best known for Understanding Comics, his 1993 examination of the comics medium that is, itself, presented in the form of a comic. It’s a seminal...

  • Mirror Coat - Whispers

    Album Review: Mirror Coat – Whispers

    “Shoegaze” was the genre of a group of late ‘80s and early ‘90s bands primarily from the U.K. who shared a common musical esthetic. Part Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” and part Britpop, the sound was distinguished by its use of la...

  • Hot Tin Roof

    Hot Tin Roof: One degree north

    Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in Iowa City. The series is organized and juried by representatives of three Iowa City-based cultural advocacy organizations: The Englert Theatre, Iowa City UNES...

  • Pro Tips!

    Pro Tips with Wayne Diamante: Get fit and fictional

    I bet you’ve been busy wondering what to wear while reading Pro Tips. Don’t worry about it, you look great. More or less. You’d look better without all that baggage. Go ahead, unpack your luggage, and I’ll do my best to tell you w...

  • The Lost Cuban

    Chicken Little Reviews: The Lost Cuban

    Since 2012, The Lost Cuban in Cedar Rapids has been consistently serving flavorful Cuban favorites, garnering well-deserved buzz along way. The restaurant’s dining room is colorful and clean, free from the clutter of knickkn...