Dancing through pain

"Coming to the reality that a dance career may not be for me was the most difficult thing I've ever done." After a severe injury, UI dancer Chelsea Rodriguez forges a new dream.

Bands find inspiration in poetry, psychedelia, & medieval chanting

The Mill will host Iowa-based bands Christopher the Conquered, Gloom Balloon, and Dagmar, representing a range of genres and influences.

Trailer for local Christmas film to show at Cannes

One Christmas, Santa's talking Jack Russell Terrier Toby finds himself stranded in Iowa City and forced into mischief. So begins "Up on the Wooftop," the latest film from locally-based filmmaker Joe Clarke.

Youth Ballet stages Alice in Wonderland

Many prestigious ballet companies have performed their own take on Alice in Wonderland. Now, the University of Iowa's Youth Ballet program aims to create an entirely new trip down the rabbit hole.

Chilean group Inti-Illimani kicks off Friday Night Concert Series

Having evaded arrest and potentially execution in 1960s Chile, the band Inti-Illimani has endured decades of political unrest and established a crisp blend of Latin and Italian music genres.

Q&A: 'Zombie' novelist Aleksandar Hemon

Saturday, Aleksandar Hemon, National Book Award finalist and author of The Lazarus Project, will read from his newest novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights

Q&A: Bureaucrat-turned-author Matt Johnson

UI alumnus Matt Johnson is on a journey from the Pentagon to published author with a successful Kickstarter campaign for American Hearts, his first nonfiction book about the stories he heard every day in D.C.

Dual review: Assassins Creed Chronicles: China

The Daily Iowan's resident video game connoisseurs present two very different opinions on the latest Assassin's installment.

Preview: Summer Games

As we finish finals and our dreams of summer are close to reality, let us take a moment to look forward to the games that summer 2015 is offering.

Drink of the Week: Skittles Martini

The Skittles Martini may not be a masterpiece, but it's a nice change if you're money conscious and getting tired of Long Island Iced Teas.

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