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Accio J.K. Rowling!

Dear Ms. Rowling, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at the University of Iowa. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary reasons and persuasive points.


Q&A: Harry Potter teacher Donna Parsons

UI Lecturer Donna Parsons, the instructor of the Honors course Harry Potter and the Quest for Enlightenment, weighs in on the J.K. Rowling letter-writing campaign.


Russian Guitar Festival revives lost genre

Ukrainian musician Roman Turovsky will make his first appearance at the ninth-annual Russian Guitar Festival alongside other virtuosos in Russian guitar music.


Coder Dojo trains kids in computer science

Each Saturday, young tech-savvy kids gather at the Iowa City Public Library for lessons in computer programming, working to earn their black coder badge rather than black belt.


Dancing into Romeo and Juliet

With the Bolshoi Ballet's Romeo and Juliet set to screen at the Englert, local Shakespeare experts shared their thoughts on what makes a good adaptation.


Q&A: Floodwater Comedy Festival founders

A new comedy festival will plant its roots in Iowa City, thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign organized by UI theater students Annie Levitz and Kristine Moffitt.


Review: Joffrey Ballet and Luck of the Irish

This weekend I acted as a fly on the wall during Joffrey Ballet's dress rehearsal and a guest in a home of ambiguous ownership for the play Luck of the Irish.


Review: Book Wings transcends national borders

Featuring six engaging plays, "Book Wings South Africa" managed to perform a single live show in two theaters more than 9,000 miles apart, with virtual success.


Review: The Stanley Parable

A first-person exploration game, The Stanley Parable is the story of man named Stanley, who one day realizes all of his coworkers have disappeared, and a voice in his head starts giving him instructions.


Preview: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

The 2011 PlayStation Portable title has remained exclusive to Japan until this month. Expectant fans can now rejoice.


Drink of the Week: Rabbit Rye

Purchased for a steal at Hy-Vee, this local brew is one of the better ryes I've experienced during my short time on this planet.


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