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The Tube: March 2011

Conservative producer Joel Surnow’s eight-hour miniseries, The Kennedys, will now premiere in April on something called “ReelzChannel” after being rejected by the History Channel, the nework that originally commissioned it. Its citation-free depiction of Kennedy’s sexual shenanigans (including a scene in which Joseph Kennedy gropes his secretary while advocating U.S. compromise with Hitler) sparked preemptive outrage from prominent historians and inflamed the nation’s ever-growing pundit class. Despite … […]

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Art Scene: Reflections Reproduced

1955 saw the opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, the phrase “In God We Trust” added to all currency and Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery. It was also the year that artist, professor and inventor Virginia Myers first stepped off the train in Iowa City. […]

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The Tube: March 2011

Conservative producer Joel Surnow’s eight-hour miniseries, The Kennedys, will now premiere in April on something called “ReelzChannel” after being rejected by the History Channel, the nework that originally commissioned it. Its citation-free depiction of Kennedy’s sexual shenanigans (including a scene in which Joseph Kennedy gropes his secretary while advocating U.S. compromise with Hitler) sparked preemptive […]

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Show Preview: SCOPE Presents The Roots at IMU Main Lounge – 3/9

The Roots will be performing a rare live show on Wednesday, March 9th at the IMU Mainroom. Brought to you by SCOPE Productions and Hancher, ticket will be available at the IMU Box Office, the Hancher Box Office or at Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will be $28 (some service fees may apply). […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Space Tacos

You like science, and that’s okay. I like feelings, and that’s fine, too.

After our debates about science which lead to bigger issues of belief, God, and death, you tell me I’m smart and then maybe I cry a little because of leftover childhood feelings of insignificance … […]

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Railroad Earth

Tuesday, March 29 – Englert Theatre Railroad Earth has long been a sought-after act on the roots, folk and jam-band circuits, though–much like their forbearers the Grateful Dead–none of those genres can claim the band as its own. The group’s dedication to Americana traditions and their love for the warm, natural tones of acoustic instruments […]

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The Poison Control Center

w. Land of Blood and Sunshine, Mumfords, Birth Rites – $6 Friday, April 1 – Blue Moose Tap House One part Pavement indie-rock enthusiasts and one part Elephant Six psych-pop geniuses, The Poison Control Center is one of the best rock and roll bands in the state of Iowa. Sad Sour Future, their 2010 album, […]

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Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon, Mirror/Dash

Thursday, March 31 – Englert Theatre (Lecture), The Mill (Performances by Mirror/Dash, Thurston Moore Trio, Stare Case) These are not simply musicians, they are the godparents of underground music. In the past thirty years, in terms of sheer output, both Kim Gordon and husband Thurston Moore are closer to cultural forces of nature. Starting with […]

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