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Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 15, 2015

In a statement released today, the union representing graduate student workers at the University of Iowa (COGS) responded to UI President Bruce Harreld's Dec. 9 remarks to UI staff council...

Spaceman and Shier
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 11, 2015

Cedar Rapids raptunes representative Spaceman (Jordan Lunsford) will headline alongside producer Schier (Kole Butler of Iowa City) in this Bonfire Records showcase.

Joshua James
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 10, 2015

Show update: Due to illness, Joshua James has canceled his Yacht Club performance. Openers Field Division and Elizabeth Moen will perform as scheduled. The admission price is expected to change,...

Vince Staples
Posted by Matthew Steele | Dec 10, 2015

On June 30, the day rapper Vince Staples put out his Summertime ’06, Wired magazine wrote that “It sounds dystopian, but not futuristic—because we’re living in a dystopia right now.”

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 25, 2015

Photo by Thierry Ehrmann Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War Englert Theatre -- Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The University of Iowa Lecture Committee and Veterans for Peace...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 9, 2015

In a letter sent to faculty on Sept. 1, Prof. Chaden Djalali, dean of the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), invited faculty to partake in...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Sep 3, 2015

Thompson & Co. Salon Grand Opening 513 E. Washington St. -- Friday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m. Iowa City's hair and styling community just got a little bigger. Thompson &...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Aug 26, 2015

Update -- Video of the performance: The Yes Men delivered a satirical speech today at the Iowa City Public Library wherein they posed as representatives of the Iowa Regents, as...

Barry Phipps - The Town
Posted by Matthew Steele | May 29, 2015

The needle drops on Barry Phipps’ The Town and an uplifting organ crackles and pops, skipping its way through a brief instrumental intro and sighing toward a jolly, aptly titled...

Nite Tales of Madness with Brendan Spengler
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 23, 2014

Brendan Spengler hangs his head and sighs: "If I don’t put a strict deadline on myself, I’ll work on something forever, and never call it finished." It’s a near-universal...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 8, 2014

This June, Iowa City filmmaker Jason Smith invited photographers Sandra L. Dyas, Dawn Frary, Tonya Kehoe and Barry Phipps to produce portraits in the studio...

Posted by Matthew Steele | May 27, 2014

This week, FilmScene is screening God's Pocket, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last projects before dying tragically in February of this year. God's Pocket is also ...

Mark McGuire
Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 1, 2014

The Mission Creek Festival kicks off tonight with an incredible set of opportunities to get social at FilmScene, get schooled by Laurie Anderson at the Englert...

Hannibal at the Englert
Posted by Matthew Steele | Mar 27, 2014

This year’s Mission Creek Festival welcomes one of contemporary comedy’s leading lights — Chicago native Hannibal Buress. With current starring roles in the...