Saturday, November 25, 2017

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New Wolves on the block

“One pack, all in” and big changes for the 2017-2018 season with Des Moines’ rebranded NBA affiliate Des Moines was recently named the No. 1 Minor League Sports Market by the SportsBusiness Journal. In the history of the rankings, Des Moines is the first to have a team in four sports. One of those sports is basketball, and the local team is the [...]

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Featured Story
Morbid attachments

The afterlife of our body parts In Iowa, November is the month of death and decay. It begins with the four-day “Day of the Dead” celebration and ends, without baseball or tomatoes, in a post-Apocalyptic landscape of leafless trees, brown grass, dead fruit, plowed under crops and frozen grounds. In Greek mythology, this is the [...]

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Featured Story
It’s hip to reuse

Shoppers are digging the surge in local thrift stores Like sharks sensing blood in the water, bargain hunters circle the void as the empty blue basin is wheeled away by the blue-shirted employees. The Goodwill Outlet Store on Des Moines’ southeast side has changed the decision-making paradigm for shoppers. The store doesn’t specifically price its items; instead merchandise is [...]

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Civic Skinny
Kirk Blunck’s family sues, says architect was murdered. Is Teachout sale near? Register circulation plummets.

The sad tale of Kirk Blunck drags on. The police have gathered all they could gather about that Sunday afternoon in January of 2016 when the often-praised and often-sued architect and landlord fell or was shoved to his death in a stairwell of the Teachout Building he owned in the East Village. The Polk County [...]

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Political Mercury
Boots and blue-jeaned into oblivion

Or can Fred Hubbell, the embodiment of the Des Moines establishment, resurrect rural Iowa? Mr. and Mrs. Rural Iowa. Or to put it more directly, my friends and neighbors: I invite you to take a Sunday drive through the Des Moines suburb of Grimes, which is snaking east with housing subdivisions and schools and mad-confusing [...]

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Film Review
“The Foreigner”

Forget what the 1990’s taught us about Jackie Chan. If everything you loved was taken from you, what would you do to get a hold of the people responsible? It’s a familiar story with a resurgence in popularity thanks to the ever-quotable Liam Neeson in “Taken.” However, “The Foreigner” takes the premise a step further and adds in a political [...]

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Food Dude
Heavenly Asian is well named

Getting straight to the point — greater Des Moines is now served by a San Gabriel class Chinese restaurant. San Gabriel, California, is the first U.S. city with a majority Asian population, and it’s mostly Chinese and wealthy. It is the best place to go if one wants to spend a week, or weekend, eating the best Asian food [...]

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Your Neighbors
400 Nativity scenes and 100 dozen cookies

Baby Jesus, plus cookies, and after three days… This holiday season, when the women at Valley United Methodist Church host a festival of nativity scenes, they won’t be feeding 5,000 people with only five loaves, but they do plan to bake 100 dozen cookies to feed the multitudes in attendance. One hundred dozen cookies contain [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
The drag queen and us

“Everyone does drag. Each one of us in our everyday life puts on a costume and does a performance piece as whoever it is we are.” – Joe Fraioli. The Garden Nightclub was just beginning to fill as folks got off work on this weekday night. T-shirts, a sprinkling of suits, dress shirts and jeans. [...]

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Center Stage
Sincere, sassy and seductive

Not your grandma’s Tupperware party Few trademark names have the brand identity as Tupperware. This chameleonic icon can be found in cupboards, refrigerators and workshops across America. Burp it, pop it, rim it, drop it — the seemingly indestructible material pressed into a veritable cornucopia of shapes and purposes continues to enjoy a multi-generational run [...]

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