Othello under the chaste stars

Examining evil, romance, and comedy in equal measure, Riverside Theatre in the Park traces Shakespeare to his outdoor roots.

Netflix Court of Appeals: The Final Countdown

In the new column Netflix Court of Appeals, 80 Hours will take a look at a film hidden among Netflix's mammoth streaming collection every two weeks and examine if its position of obscurity is justified or whether you should take some time out of your day to digest it. This weeks is the 1980's sic-fi film The Final Countdown.

Darius Bowie gets big

A local comedian and YouTuber, Darius Bowie will share the stage at Blue Moose, 211 Iowa, with Chicago rapper Katie Got Bandz at 7 p.m. tomorrow, June 27. Bowie's debut comedy album will drop on July 13.

Tallgrass serves up some dirt-stomping soul

If you like your whiskey neat and your hands dirty, then the band Tallgrass may just be perfect for you. The Iowa City-based trio is playing the Friday Night Concert Series in the pedestrian mall this weekend, as well as an additional show at Gabe's the following night.

Jonathan Lethem fulfilled

Bestselling author of nine novels and "Genius Grant" winner Jonathan Lethem will read from his most recent work, Dissident Gardens, at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque, at 5 p.m. this Saturday.

Jersey Boys misses high notes

A bad movie is at its most deflating and frustrating not when it is blatantly disastrous, but rather when the blueprint of a good film is shown to the viewer, but construction of one doesn't take place. Jersey Boys is this type of film.

The Case Against 8

Starting on November 4, 2008, when California enshrined the second-class status of its LGBT citizens into their Constitution, the film traces the evolution of the legal battle against Prop 8 through the victories in the Federal district, appellate, and finally Supreme Courts.

Drink of the Week: Short's Manhattan

What better drink to remind you that you live in Iowa than the Manhattan?

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