Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The Sound
UnStaind

Aaron Lewis is in the middle of a seismic shift. Don’t mistake him for a pop star looking for a little crossover appeal on a lark. Lewis’ previous band, Staind, has sold in the vicinity of 15 million albums. Hit Parader magazine named him one of the 50 greatest metal vocalists of all time. So […]

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Locker Room
Girls of the gridiron

The NFL is now entering its eighth week, and it seems virtually everyone has caught football fever by now. Sure, some just have a side comment or an anecdote about particular players, but others live and die by their team. But don’t worry; there is a cure, and it’s simple: Work out your emotional ups […]

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Belly Up
The Royal Mile is Des Moines’ authentic British pub

Looking for a little bit of Europe in central Iowa? Maybe a place to reminisce about that study abroad trip to Belgium back in college? You don’t have to look too hard to find it; just talk to enough people, and they’ll point you in the right direction. The Royal Mile is the British pub […]

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Cover Story
Who will win?

Only a few weeks remain until the Nov. 4 election decides the fate of the U.S. Senate, the Iowa Congressional delegation, control of the Iowa General Assembly and the future of Iowa politics. Iowans couldn’t have a closer — or more closely watched — election. This election cycle has become as entertaining as any NFL […]

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Film Review
The Snowden effect

“Citizenfour” 4 stars Not Rated 114 minutes Documentary Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum Laura Poitras’s fascinating documentary, about the process and aftermath of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s earth-shattering revelations, is an essential historical filmic document. “Citizenfour” provides a stark cinema vérité perspective on America’s biggest political scandal in the country’s relatively brief history. In […]

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Locker Room
Warriors and Nuggets invade Wells

The National Basketball Association (NBA) season is nearly here, and that means only one thing: traveling exhibition games. And while it’s been nearly 17 years since the last NBA matchup in Des Moines, fans are eager to see what the stars have in store for them. Or more appropriately, one star in particular: Harrison Barnes. […]

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Cover Story
Fall books guide

The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. It’s finally fall. When the weather starts turning colder, nothing sounds better than curling up in a blanket with a hot beverage and reading for hours. It doesn’t matter how you consume the stories, whether you like your books the old-fashioned way — with crisp white pages […]

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Film Review
An incomplete investigation

“Kill the Messenger” 2 stars Rated R 112 minutes Biography Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims Investigative journalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It never was. “Big scandal” stories like the one broken by real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Stephen Webb, about the CIA’s funding of the Nicaraguan Contras to […]

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The Sound
The little folksinger

“I do enough of these interviews that they’re never really a big deal,” I said to the folksinger on the other end of my phone last week. “But I’m really trying my best to keep my shit together right now.” Ani DiFranco, speaking from her home in New Orleans, laughed easily and often as we […]

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Belly Up
A new way to eat brunch at Americana

Nothing says “I’ve got my life together” quite like going out for brunch on the weekend. First, brunch-goers have managed to get out of bed and ready for the day by mid-morning. This may not seem like any great feat, but for young adults adjusting from college life, it’s starkly different from rolling out of […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Have you ever had your credit card number or card stolen?

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