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Laverne Cox lecture canceled

A talk by actress and activist Laverne Cox, slated for next Monday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m, at the Iowa Memorial Union, has been canceled due to a “recent scheduling conflict,” according to a press release from the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement. The lecture was to be part of the Just […]

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Yas Queen: Laverne Cox to Speak at the IMU in 2016

On the (fabulous, stiletto) heels of reports that she will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a Rocky Horror television remake, actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox has been named a lecturer in the University of Iowa’s Just Living themed semester series. Cox recently received an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for her […]

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Stand-up Comedian Moses Storm to Play IMU

Moses Storm Hawkeye Room, IMU — Thursday, Sep. 24 at 10 p.m. Moses Storm is not just a stage name. The young comedian spent his childhood traveling around in a bus with his family of missionaries. Fortunately for us, this fostered a hardy sense of humor, which he will share at the University of Iowa […]

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Photos: IMU ground floor reopens after seven years

The Iowa Memorial Union ground floor reopened today after several years of reconstruction and renovation following the 2008 floods. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held earlier today, President Sally Mason and other speakers acknowledged the participation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa branch of Homeland Security. FEMA awarded almost $500 million for […]

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Live Music Preview: 3/25 through 4/3

Kendrick Lamar

The Mission Creek Festival will soon be upon us, and Iowa City is holding its collective breath until it finally arrives. While Mission Creek’s main entrée is music (with healthy portions of literature and culinary arts), I won’t spend too much time explaining the festival here. That being said, much of this issue’s noteworthy live music doesn’t hit us until the fest starts on April 1. […]

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