Monday, April 22, 2019

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Feature Story
Animal Cruelty

Advocates push lawmakers to crack down on those who abuse, neglect and torture companion animals In recent months, a Des Moines man stabbed his dog to death inside his home and was charged with animal torture; someone dumped a litter of newborn puppies into an icy river; a man threw an emaciated chihuahua in a [...]

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Feature Story
Take me out to the Ballgame

Root, root, root for the Cubbies as the team begins the 51st season of Triple-A baseball in Des Moines; the I-Cubs home opener is scheduled for April 9 at Principal Park. Enjoying fresh air and easy conversation while treating yourself to something tasty and listening to the satisfying crack of a baseball bat… Summer nights [...]

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Feature Story
2019 CHOICE Awards

CITYVIEW’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence A veritable hall of fame for people and food institutions that give our city and state a singular quality and/or identity. The idea for the CHOICE awards originated 15 years ago and was inspired by Japan’s Living National Treasures. That program honors “preservers of important intangible cultural properties.” In [...]

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Civic Skinny
Harry hops into town. Tirrell trial delayed. Still more bills in the Chris Godfrey case.

Three things, perhaps in order of importance: Thing No. 1. Rejoice. Harry is here. Harry arrived without fanfare several months ago from London. He came on British Airways, hoping to avoid the fate of his older brother, Simon, who came on United a couple of years ago and who unfortunately died at O’Hare Airport, perhaps [...]

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Political Mercury
South Bend mayor rising in Iowa

Buttigieg thinks he has chops to take on Trump. Ascending to the Oval Office is a “seismic jump” for senators and governors and national figures, says the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is in Iowa mulling his own bid for the presidency and making a case for generational change and practical leadership. “I [...]

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Film Review
Failed experiments

“Us” is a haunting exploration into our country’s past transgressions and its inability to recognize the trauma it caused. Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature after last year’s “Get Out,” “Us,” goes bigger — in scale, message and ambition. But even as his budgets increase, Peele’s signature style continues to be the driving force behind his success. [...]

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Food Dude
Tangerine and El Pollo Catracho

Des Moines’ food culture continues to diversify. Des Moines’ food culture has been diversifying and sophisticating for the last 15 years at a pace no one foresaw when it started. Two recent openings suggest that such things are still gaining momentum. The Des Moines Art Center Café reopened under the management of Tangerine, a catering [...]

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Your Neighbors
Twice retired

U.S. Army Reserves welcomes new ambassador. Dale Andres retired in 1995 after spending nearly a quarter of a century serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve where he attained the rank of brigadier general. During his first retirement, Andres took a position as chief pathologist and chief medical officer at Mercy Medical Center in [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Lost in Venice

Just walk to the edge. I’ve been lost as a child. It was in an Iowa cornfield. You know, you’re young, you’re playing around with your cousins, running and hiding and yelling, and then, suddenly, you are completely lost. Green stalks block your vision in every direction. Is that the decaying remains of an old [...]

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Center Stage
‘Hello, Dolly!’

“Bridges” world premiere performer returns to Des Moines to star in multiple Tony Award-winning hit show. The shifting sands of a Broadway touring show will give Des Moines audiences the opportunity to welcome back a performer who was part of the world premiere of the Iowa-centric 2015 musical, “The Bridges of Madison County.” Jessica Sheridan [...]

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