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Posted by Paul Osgerby | Feb 24, 2017

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) is a movie of blown-out proportions, equal parts mesmerizing and befuddling. The movie will make sure you know. But that’s no surprise...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 21, 2017

John Darnielle Reading Prairie Lights -- Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A palimpsest is a piece of parchment that has been written on, scrubbed clean and written on again....

Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Feb 21, 2017

Assassins Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through March 4 It’s no secret that I’m not a Sondheim fan. And while Assassins pushes the boundaries of his typical style with more edge...

Posted by Rachel Korach Howell | Feb 20, 2017

'Peter and the Starcatcher' Giving Tree Theater -- through March 5 Giving Tree Theater in Marion opened Peter and the Starcatcher this past weekend. Such a small space can come...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Feb 17, 2017

Nasty Women in Iowa exhibit Near Future (323 E Market St) -- opens Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Any town whose economy is dependent upon a university must sustain...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Feb 17, 2017

48 Hour Phones Only Film Fest Geonetric (415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids) -- Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. It’ll only last two days -- 48 hours exactly. It...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 16, 2017

Writing from Start to Finish, with Mary Swander Iowa Writers' House -- Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. - Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | Feb 15, 2017

PEACE Iowa Benefit, featuring the Family Folk Machine Old Brick -- Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The Family Folk Machine -- photo courtesy of PEACE Iowa The Peace Education...

Posted by Jaret Morlan | Feb 15, 2017

Oscar Shorts FilmScene -- through Thursday, Feb. 23 Blue Carpet Bash FilmScene -- Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. For decades, now, the office Oscar pool has been won or...

Posted by Rob Cline | Feb 14, 2017

Gene Luen Yang remembers the first comic he ever bought: DC Comics Presents #57 Superman & the Atomic Knights. “That comic book blew my mind,” Yang said in a phone...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 14, 2017

Local bands take the stage at Trumpet Blossom on Feb. 25 at 6:45 p.m. to raise money for Girls Rock! Iowa City, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that teaches female, gender non-conforming...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 14, 2017

Aseethe Hopes of Failure aseethe.bandcamp.com/album/hopes-of-failure Iowa City trio Aseethe -- Brian Barr, Danny Barr and Eric Diercks -- broke last summer when they signed to Chicago’s Thrill Jockey Records (Future...

Posted by Nate Logsdon | Feb 14, 2017

Night Pits Last Night Forever nightpits.bandcamp.com Last Night Forever by Night Pits Writing a punk anthem is a fundamentally communitarian act. The idea is that anyone -- whether they think...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Feb 14, 2017

Hot Tin Roof By Kathryn B. Jackson Your intuition might fail you. Your sniffing-dog sense for the perils of men -- your extrasensory radar for the false love of fathers...

Pro Tips
Posted by Wayne Diamante | Feb 14, 2017

Behold: A wealth of knowledge awaits those who seek the guidance of oracle Wayne Diamante. Holy Cats! As many of you now know, I’ve spent the last several months as...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Feb 14, 2017

From Tristan Tzara’s Vingt-Cinq Poemes. Etching by Hans Arp.From the collection of the International Dada Archive, Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries Andrei Codrescu: Documenting Dada/Disseminating Dada Shambaugh Auditorium --...