4 – UR Here
Thomas Dean is already missing winter and the hygge it brings. What’s hygge? Find out on page 4.
5 – On the Table
Who wins? Our stomachs. Flip to page 5 for photos and results from Iowa City’s Top Chef competition.
7 – 12 oz Curls
Casey Wagner reveals his brew of the month for April–the official month of getting reacquainted with the great outdoors.
8 – Crafty
Megan Ranegar would rather bring the outdoors in, as she shows us how to make a terrarium.
10 – Mission Creek Interview
Mission Creek Co-founder and Englert Theatre Director Andre Perry interviews Dan Boeckner of the Divine Fits.
12 – Prairie Pop
A fascinating look at the past life of Google’s Tim Quirk, former frontman for late ’80s and ’90s rock band Too Much Joy.
14 – Mission Creek Interview
Arts Editor (and electronic musician) Kent Williams chats with Pete Swanson. Swanson is among Mission Creek Festival’s headliners in the electronica category.
17 – Screenshot
In this edition of Screenshot — a series of essays on contemporary gaming culture — Pat Brown discusses the latest Tomb Raider game.
20 – Art City
Brian Prugh talks about the UI Art Faculty Biennial, currently on view at the Figge Museum in Davenport.
21 – The Stage
Working Group Theatre, a local company that constantly pushes us into complex emotional territory, brings The Broken Chord, a play that examines the effects of Alzheimer’s on communities.
22 – Talking Movies
A two-part look at the 11th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival: First, an introduction to the guest jurors by FilmScene Co-founder Andy Brodie, then an introduction to a few of the films by Kit Bryant.
25 – On the Beat
Mission Creek will soon be gone but there’s a ton of stuff to look forward to as springtime picks up momentum. In A.C. Hawley’s live music preview, read about Akron/Family, Los Vigilantes and Billy Bragg.
27 – Calendar
The Bill Sackter Centennial Celebration at Uptown Bills makes the A-list, alongside an array of very worthwhile musical, theatrical and literary performances.
30 – Local Albums
John Schlotfelt and Kent Williams review the latest releases from Dana T and Daddy.
32 – Straight Dope
Should we really be scared — to death — of corporations?
33 – News Quirks
Odd news and feats of human stupidity from around the world. We laugh so we don’t cry.
34 – Green Street
Jared Rogness’ 12-part graphic series about a veteran who’s back from his tour, but still has a chip on his shoulder.
35 – Astrology
Local astrologer Dr. Star gives us the forecast for April.