Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Feature Story
Driving Des Moines

Meet the people behind the wheel and getting us from Point A to Point B. A former Uber driver, a limousine chauffeur and a shuttle star open up about the people taking a backseat.  Getting from Point A to Point B when you are without wheels and in a hurry is easier than it ever has been [...]

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Feature Story
Kiss me, I’m Irish.

Why everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Benjamin Disraeli, no friend to the Irish, warned about the three types of falsehoods: “lies, damned lies and statistics.” (Mark Twain stole that line). According to the U.S. census, the most famous guardian of the third kind of lies, Iowa’s population of white people has [...]

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Feature Story
Bouncing

Three Des Moines bouncers unleash memories of life protecting the door. The best moments. The worst situations. And the laugh-out-loud incidents. The Des Moines area is home to nearly 300 bars. Not all have security personnel in place, but when it comes to the busier entertainment districts, bouncers can almost always be found at the [...]

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Civic Skinny
Homeless Tirrell is indicted, faces 30 years in prison. More bills in Godfrey case. David Johnson (Dem).

A federal grand jury has charged Marty Tirrell with mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and fraudulent use of another person’s credit card. The charges follow years of scams by the one-time sports broadcaster and talk-show host, scams in which he defrauded friends and employers and advertisers and ticket [...]

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Political Mercury
Presidential hopeful Williamson wants return to love, end to ‘moral rot’

She backs reparations for slavery in the form of $100 billion. Marianne Williamson contends the United States needs a visionary more than a “political mechanic.” It’s why the high-profile author and lecturer — a well-known guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” — is running for the presidency. Williamson — who has racked up 2.6 million [...]

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Film Review
‘Fighting with My Family’

Shamelessly formulaic, this WWE feature film produced simultaneously promotes the brand while encouraging all would-be wrestlers to chase their dreams. If you’re looking for a sports film with a lot of heart and motivation, you’re going to come up short when you watch “Fighting with My Family.” This story is one you’re familiar with: Underdog [...]

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Food Dude
Panka brings Nikkei to town

Nikkei is the hottest kind of fusion cuisine in the world that has not yet visited Des Moines. Three of the most famous chefs in the world hang their hats in this pantry where Japanese and Peruvians share a love of fresh fish and the ancient foods of the Incans. Then they confuse each other. [...]

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Your Neighbors
Dream student

How did opera singing happen to a girl who grew up in Waukee? Opera is a bit of an unknown in the Hawkeye state, but for people who appreciate classic plot lines containing eternal human relevance performed by arguably the world’s strongest vocalists and elite level orchestras, it might be your thing. That is the [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
A traditional French kiss

What is the difference between somebody we know for a long time and a person who is a new friend? They laugh. And not just with their mouths, like your teenage kids do when you tell a joke. Instead, their eyes sparkle, tear up, close tight and sparkle again. Even their ears twitch. I mean [...]

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Center Stage
Pyramid Theatre Company expands, brings in star to headline summer production

A creative and cultural incubator for the region’s top theatrical talent. This columnist believes in the power of importing new ideas, inspiration and collaborators to better build a strong Greater Des Moines community. One group that has exceled in this is Pyramid Theatre Company. Founded by Arkansas native and Drake graduate, Ken-Matt Martin, he has [...]

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