The holiday season is stressful for everyone. There are so many errands to run, so much food to cook, and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list seems impossible. VERVE Magazine has created a local gift guide to find the perfect gift for even your most picky of family members. Prairie Lights The … Read moreVERVE’s Holiday Gift Guide
Let’s go on a psychedelic trip through the soothing scores of an introspective falsetto, floating to the ceiling where we’ll ultimately burst into a descension of glitter. Packed in like sardines, a vibration of anxiety and excitement takes over the room. A girl passes out up front. Another one is held back by her boyfriend … Read moreAn American-made dream: Lana Del Rey’s Norman F*cking Rockwell!
Bad may be in the name, but there wasn’t anything bad about Bad Suns and The Greeting Committee on the Pentacrest stage Oct. 19. Scope productions once again brought a great amount of talent to Iowa City after last year’s Homecoming performance by internet sensation and thick girls empowerer Lizzo. The Greeting Committee took no … Read moreBad Suns rocked the UI Homecoming Concert
America is considered a melting pot of a wide amount of diverse cultures, races, and ethnicities. Many Americans themselves see America as the superior country, often using our diverse population of culture to validify their conclusion that America is superior. However, too often Americans shy away from cultural influence, they hide themselves from a culture different from … Read moreStep Out of Your World
A faded gray farmhouse sits in an isolated field. A glass bottle shatters into glaring shards against a husband’s forehead. A piano burns and smokes in a lonely front yard. A woman sprints away from the scene of a car crash. These weren’t the first images that came into my head while listening to The … Read moreIII, The Lumineers’ Cinematic Album: An Indie Underside
An African student at the University of Iowa cut all of her hair off, because nobody could braid her natural hair. A black freshman relies on her mom to drive eight hours round-trip in order to get her hair done. A mixed, queer fourth-year shoves his earphones so far down his auditory canal it rattles … Read moreFeeling like a stranger in one’s own home: Being Black
I absolutely love Iowa City. It has, without a doubt, become my home away from home over the past four years. I wanted to take advantage of my final months in this cultured town and capture some of my favorite napping places, restaurants, and entertainment venues. While these videos certainly don’t do justice to the … Read moreStudent Guide to Iowa City: A Video Series