Blue Moose celebrates fifth anniversary

Traditionally, a five-year anniversary is honored with gifts of wood or silverware rather than with drag show, new albums, and beds of nails. But Blue Moose Tap House has gone with the latter option for its birthday festivities.

30 years of The Breakfast Club

The beloved John Hughes film The Breakfast Club celebrated three decades in February, and will be honored by limited screenings throughout the country — including Iowa City's Englert Theater.

Part art exhibit, part 'laboratory'

From neoclassical to neon, the personal art collection of Iowan Alden Lowell Doud portrays the past and present through mythological subjects, Renaissance drawings, and modern prints.

Film festival hosts dance-focused shorts

Showcasing intricate choreography and shots of snails, rolling green hills, and broken glass, the second Iowa Screendance Festival — a part of Mission Creek – will feature short films by Australian, French, Hungarian, and local artists.

Iowa City Pizza: Airliner, Wig and Pen, Sam's, and Pagliai's

Pizza is far from uncommon in Iowa City, but no two pies are made the same. In the next few weeks, I will endeavor to try to taste the lion's share of local and mostly local offerings, starting with the slow-baked restaurant fare.

A taste of New York City

From new Broadway gems to landmarks off the beaten path, I had a Spring Break to remember in the chilly Big Apple.

Review: Final Fantasy Type-O HD

While Final Fantasy fanatics will undoubtedly be satisfied, I couldn't help but find the latest installment to be, for the most part, an exercise in petty annoyance.

Saying goodbye to One Direction's Zayn

One of the most commercially successful bands of the last decade will have to settle for four-part harmonies after One Direction's Zayn Malik quit my favorite guilty pleasure pop group.

Top Chef set to serve sold-out crowd

Top Chef Iowa City will take over downtown at 5 p.m. March 30. The annual competition, held at hotelVetro features restaurants and bars striving to be named Iowa City's Top Entrée, Dessert, Mixologist, or Barista.

Edible Book Festival to take off Wednesday

Bookworms, book artists, and food enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the second UI Libraries Edible Book Festival, both to construct literary sculptures and consume them afterwards.

Review: Bloodborne

Blood, sweat, tears … Bloodborne sheds it all. This Souls series spin-off is worth the high price tag for a challenging horror experience.

Drink of the Week: Boulevard Brewing Co.'s KC Pils

I sampled a KC Pils during a tour of the Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, and was so impressed with this delicious lager I had to take a few bottles home.

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