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Hancher celebrates the kickoff of its 40th season with 'choreopoem'

Some people are able to identify a specific moment in their lives — the moment — when they felt themselves transition from a kid into an adult. For award-winning writer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, this instance came when he found out he was going to be a father, and that served as inspiration for the "choreopoem" Word Becomes Flesh.

New "social club" attempts to bring some atmosphere to downtown Iowa City

In a brick-wall room with wrought-iron light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, customers at Clinton Street Social Club are encouraged to take a seat at the leather armchairs and read books.

Radio show spreads gaming culture on campus

Three video-game lovers spend every Friday afternoon cramped together in a small room in the middle of campus. But instead of being clustered around the latest X-Box release, they are huddled around microphones, sharing stories about their gaming exploits with KRUI listeners.

Iowa Poetry Prize winner brings light to everyday life

What thoughts do you roll over while chewing? Can you recount the history of the wind by the path of footprints in the snow? What treasures and terrors can be uncovered in the crap of everyday life when you start asking, "What does any of this matter?"

Grammy-award winner and acclaimed singer-songwriter return to Iowa City

Some kids hate their parents' taste in music. Not many musicians are able to play music people of numerous generations will enjoy. But 2009 Grammy award winner Loudon Wainwright III seems to have mastered the art.

Readers celebrate local connection to French history

Four days; 96 hours; 5,760 minutes. That's how much time event organizers have allotted for a public reading of War and Peace.

True West creates distinct mood Riverside Theater show

A small room filled with plants bursting out of pots and roaring Western music created a distinct mood when entering the Riverside Theater on Sept. 13 for a performance of Sam Shepard'sTrue West.

Beer of the Week: Before During And After Christmas Beer

This Danish ale is a bit pricy at an unappealing $9 and change, but the flat, recycled paper with minimalist graphics makes it stand out like a zebra at an equestrian event.

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