'20s style musicians gather for Piano Stomp

A sign fills the Englert stage, a backdrop behind two lonely pianos and a drum set. The bass drum is adorned with mid-20th-century-looking text, giving the stage a big-band feel. The words on both the banner and the drum read "Piano Stomp."

Iowans stage WWII stories in A Grateful Nation

Rick Williams' father served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Ron Clark's uncle was stationed in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked in 1941. Still, the two Iowans grew up hearing very little about the war, which inspired them to bring local stories to light.

UI play questions beauty standards

Role Models, part of the University of Iowa Theater Department's Workshop Series, deals with similar severe issues concerning the apparent unrealistic beauty standards forced upon today's society by taking a unique approach.

Bridging dance and literature

Besides their shared exhaustion, writers and dancers seem to have little in common. But the relationship between the two creative disciplines will take center stage this weekend at the Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing Conference in the IMU.

Delving into the Black Angel

Ninety years after Theresa Feldwert was buried beneath the Black Angel, The Daily Iowan re-examines the legend around Iowa City's creepiest monument.

Food Challenge: Airbus Burger

I was finally attempting to put my money where my mouth was — $19.44 at the Airliner, established in 1944. The restaurant's Airbus is one of the few local food challenges I found listed online. It was going to be fun, right? Wrong.

W. Kamau Bell, star of FX's 'Totally Biased,' comes to Mill

Attacking a variety of controversial issues such as race and religion in a seemingly fearless manner, sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell says, "I tell jokes, but I'm not kidding."

Folk/blues musicians to perform at Uptown Bill's

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Uptown Bill's Coffeehouse, 730 S. Dubuque St., will present musicians Rick Vornbrock and Jake Ilika. Ilika was one of the performers at the 101st birthday of Bill Sackter, celebrated last April.

Review: Interstellar soars

For his ninth film, director Christopher Nolan has crafted a sublime viewing experience that balances smart, serious-minded science with colossal, goofy fiction, resulting in one of the most interesting sci-fi pictures ever to grace the screen.

Review: Tengami

Mobile gaming is expected to take over the video game market in the coming years, but the new Wii U game Tengami may delay this trend.

Drink of the Week: Red Rambler Ale

This craft beer comes straight out of Knoxville—no, not the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee, but a small town in Iowa.

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