Iowa City's comedy scene takes off with help of local comedians

A play on words, "The Catacombs of Comedy," at the Iowa City Yacht Club, is the hub for ambitious stars in the local comedy scene.

UI Music Department to present two one-act operas at the Englert

Placed in New York suburbia in the 1950's, Amelia Goes to the Ball and Trouble in Tahiti, do not portray the typical "hearts and flowers" relationship, but rather a cynical and comical look at love.

Verhille: The new Black Ops II downloadable content doesn't disappoint

To the untrained ear, "Downhill, Grind, Mirage, Hydro and Die Rise" might sound like words you'd expect to hear from an X Games announcer.

Writers' Workshop Graduate returns to Iowa City for debut novel

Ben Nugent, an Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate, can easily reminisce about his time as a student.

UI Theater Gallery Series production Trouble: A Foot to present dark comedy

Chaos ensues at a cabin in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. There are feet in cabinets, axes in hands, and a woman in a chest. This is Marek Muller's quirky creation, Trouble: A Foot.

Where to dine this weekend: Clinton Street Social Club

A typewriter sits beneath "Murderers' Row," a 16 year-old bourbon of AH Hirsch is locked in a birdcage, and an "Old Fashioned" rests on a solid ash bar top.

Coralville acting company prepares for multiple performances

Jesse Jensen, director of the satirical comedy, Urinetown, written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, creates an avant-garde satire about current issues and scenes in today's society.

Beer of the Week: Dugges High Five! India Pale Ale

Sweden may not always be in the conversation of countries with the greatest brewing traditions, but Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeri has used this to its advantage and established a unique identity for itself.

KRUI Iowa City hosts back-to-school show

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