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A Soundtrack to Madness: The Music of Joker

Joker hit theaters this week, to wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The film is not only powerful in character and visuals, but features an impactful soundtrack that plays off of the themes of the movie. Featured image via standard.co.uk

Sports
Tuesday’s With Kirk: Purdue Edition

It’s certainly been a long two and half weeks for Iowa fans. With tight losses to Michigan and Penn State and poor offensive play in both games, the fanbase is slowly starting to wonder if maybe the Hawkeyes weren’t what they were made out to be throughout the preseason. Ferentz isn’t as worried with the … Continued

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Football Limbo: Iowa sputters in loss to Michigan, 10-3

Image Rights: Detroit Free Press Despite some scintillating defense, Iowa was never able to overcome four turnovers and eight sacks in its first loss of the season, falling to #20 Michigan in Ann Arbor. The 14th-ranked Hawkeyes were split down the middle in Michigan Stadium on Saturday. The defense kept the team in the ball … Continued

Even twelve years after its release, “Blankets” is required reading for anyone who enjoys a good comic (or are fatigued by the medium being dominated by ass-kicking superheroes), a touching love story, or is looking for a great narrative to curl up with once the snow starts falling outside. Mix up some hot chocolate, turn on the fireplace, and grab a couple blankets, including this one.

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Iowa City Observations is a continuing column in which I venture out into the streets of Iowa City and ask people to inspire me, as well as make probably irrelevant observations about Iowa City itself.

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