Entertainment

Hancher pulling out all the stops for ‘first’ season

Steve Martin and Martin Short will christen Hancher's stage at the start of a wild and crazy first season for the University of Iowa's new $113 millio ...

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Easing into improv with beer at TCR program

For some - myself included - getting up in front of others and improvising is a recipe for disaster. But if you add beer to the mix, as Theatre Cedar ...

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Corridor Veg Week highlights vegan dining

As chef at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty, Mike Osler cooks a lot of burgers, pork tenderloins and bacon cheese fries. But recently, he's flexed a di ...

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From the Pantry: Add the umami factor to spring salads

Once spring arrives, salads start hitting their stride. Potatoes, squash and other hearty vegetables we subsisted on for their seasonal attributes now ...

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Everybody Eats: Old favorite rejoins dinner rotation

You know how some families have dinner traditions? When I was little, it was French night. It consisted of French bread, cheese and fruit - an incredi ...

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New visions of sugar plum fairies dancing into Hancher

IOWA CITY - Hancher Auditorium audiences will see the Joffrey's new Chicago World's Fair-themed re-imagining of #x201c;The Nutcracker#x201d; ballet be ...

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Cook Club: Classic Moroccan meal gets a modern update

Around the globe, the number seven is revered as lucky to many and sacred to some. In the North African country of Morocco the number seven is especia ...

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From the Pantry: Sometimes the weather leads you to comfort food

Spring weather in the Midwest is so very fickle. A few weeks ago a warm wave of weather made me craving lemon cookies which I wrote about in this colu ...

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Growing food and community with CSAs

In between attending the births of baby lambs and transplanting early spring greens, Carmen Black talks about what she loves about farming.#x201c;I lo ...

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Everybody Eats: Add Spinach-Chicken Stromboli to your dinner rotation

Growing up in a large family, there were some recipes my mother often made because all eight of us liked them. We never got tired of spaghetti or roas ...

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From the Pantry: Lemon cookies are a perfect spring treat

I always have loved sugar cookies.That love comes from my great-grandma Edna who stocked her freezer with tins of her thin, crisp sugar cookies with j ...

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Eastern Iowa chefs show off skills at Dinner of Champions

The pork and beef were plentiful at the Dinner of Champions event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Thursday, and so was admiration from chefs and diners al ...

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Video: The Hamburg Inn faces new future with new owner

IOWA CITY - After nearly 70 years in the Panther family, Iowa City's iconic Hamburg Inn No. 2 has changed ownership. New owner Michael Lee, a Univers ...

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Cook Club: Lamb sliders, coleslaw pay to tribute to Irish cuisine

When you marry someone with Irish in their blood, you learn to cook the food of Ireland even if it's just one month out of the year. As is the case in ...

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Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue review: Scathing and (mostly) effective

LOS ANGELES - Despite repeated protests about its lack of diversity over the years, Hollywood does a fine job of engaging in repetitive amnesia about ...

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