Crumpled, greasy pieces of paper and plastic littered the Riverside Theatre stage during a special preview last Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 PM. A table holding salt and pepper shakers stood beside an overturned chair while a piano version of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” played throughout the theatre. Riverside’s most recent production, Blackbird, opened on Friday, … Continued

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The Englert Theatre was packed last Monday night, February 25 at 7 PM. The crowd, filled with students and Iowa City citizens, was there to see one incredible woman: Ayana Mathis. Mathis, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, came back to Iowa City to read from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. The … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Michael Gerald “It gets better” – Helping Queer Youth Life for Trae Krum would most likely be considered normal given the traditional American narrative. The southern California native grew up in a religiously conservative household with her 3 sisters and mother and father, who affectionately referred to her as Tracy. Trae … Continued

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By KRUI News Director Betsy Penisten News Director Betsy Penisten spoke with actress Sarah Jessica Parker on an on-air phone interview yesterday about the importance of getting out to the polls and casting YOUR vote. Parker is best known for her role as the know-all sex guru Carrie Bradshaw in the popular 90’s HBO hit television series Sex … Continued

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Early Voting: Its definition and its significance in 2012 By KRUI News reporter Michael Gerald  Early voting has represented many things this election cycle. It has been a political talking point, a political strategy, a motivational tool, and for many Iowans it has been represented by satellite early voting sites and door to door canvassing. … Continued

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