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Posted by Zak Neumann |
Black Christmas with Crystal City, the Gentle, Otros Outros

Blow off some steam before the holiday hits! Head to Gabe’s Saturday night, Dec. 23, for Black Christmas: a night of rock and roll featuring Crystal City, The Gentle, and...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square’ rewards extreme patience

At some point, Christian’s life must have gone very right. Well-heeled, well-groomed, well-respected, he’s the chief curator at the X-Royal Museum in Stockholm. He’s been moving easily through life, having...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Headliner announcement: Floodwater Comedy Festival is back for 2018

The Floodwater Comedy Festival announced the lineup today for their next fest, coming up March 1-3, 2018. Leading the pack is comedian Carmen Lynch. She will start off the festival...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Exhibition provides a glimpse inside Iowa prisons

An ongoing art gallery displayed in the Little Village Iowa City office challenges society’s conceptions of people living in prisons. “A Glimpse Inside: Art Produced in Iowa Prisons,” which will...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Combined Efforts Theatre presents ‘Shell Shocked,’ a new play by Janet Schlapkohl

A new play opening this Friday at Combined Efforts Theatre was the result of a talk that theatre founder Janet Schlapkohl presented on shell shock to the Society of Medicine...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon |
Interview: Reza Aslan on humanizing God

Reza Aslan will appear on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the First United Methodist Church (214 E Jefferson St, Iowa City) for a conversation with Iowa Public Radio host Charity Nebbe...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
SCWPro’s ladder match redux comes to Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon

SCWPro, a wrestling promotion out of Scott County, returns for its second bout in Iowa City this weekend, at the Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon. Tickets are $10. The 14-year-old promotion...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Putting hashtag activism at the center of the conversation

With the almost daily revelations about well-known men who have sexually harassed (and worse) women, it can be hard to get a larger perspective on what The New York Times...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Musician Fiona Grey likes her pop dirty, with a theatrical flair

Chicago native Fiona Grey is excited to be back in the Midwest. She’s bounced between Los Angeles and Chicago for several years now, and her music career is based in...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Get your game on this Saturday at RADplay

RADplay RADinc. -- Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. Screenshot of 'Bludgeon' by Cole Cecil. -- image courtesy RADplay Iowa City game developers will celebrate their community at RADinc. on...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Documentary-focused nonprofit New Mile Media Arts to hold official launch party

University of Iowa filmmaker Kevin Kelley just won his second Emmy award this year, for Mural, a documentary about the UI’s iconic Jackson Pollock painting. Now, Kelley is poised to...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon |
Interview: Bully’s Alicia Bognanno digs deep into process

Two years after a powerful performance in Iowa City, Bully returns to the Mill on Nov. 3, promoting their fantastic sophomore album, Losing, which was released on Oct. 20. The...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
RADinc.’s Halloween party will benefit the Rape Victim Advocacy Program

This Halloween, no matter what your costume, you can be a superhero by partying at RADinc. in support of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). A $5 donation gets you...

Posted by James Trainor |
‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ is uncomfortable in all the right ways

Riverside Theater opened its production of Circle Mirror Transformation last weekend, with Angie Toomsen directing. The piece takes place in an acting studio where a rather dysfunctional group of amateur...