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Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide

Central Iowa’s sizzling summer slate of music, theater, art, film and outdoor fun. Enjoy greater Des Moines’ most comprehensive events guide. Take this wind-chill factor and shove it! Say “sayonara” to your snow boots. It’s time to dig out your dancing shoes and enjoy May, June, July and August. Summer in the city has never [...]

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East Village in the Springtime

Take time this month to soak in the sun and the fashion When we think of fast fashion, we think of inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends and fads. And when we think of the word promenade, our minds immediately travel to the East Village Promenade, the holiday [...]

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Feature Story
Menace soccer team welcomes new dawn

A new coach, a new league, a new stadium and a new home office. In the U.S., soccer begins again each spring, when everything renews itself. This year, however, is so full of new beginnings for the Des Moines Menace that lilacs might expect to bloom in new colors, shapes and fragrances. This is not [...]

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Civic Skinny
City pays $1.5 million to biker who hit new curb on bike path. A primer on property tax. Good guys: Bill Stowe, Daryl Hecht.

The city of Des Moines has paid Mark Evans $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit he filed after hitting a 6-inch-high, unmarked curb the city built across what most bikers believed to be the bike path on MLK Parkway at 16th Street. The accident, around noon on April 16 of 2017, left Evans with injuries [...]

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Political Mercury
‘Approachable’ Beto makes his Iowa pitch

Presidential candidate delves into rural issues, immigration. Onica Ulveling of Carroll stumped a stumping White House aspirant. If but for a moment. The 41-year-old pharmacist, a mother of two, asked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke — who frames his candidacy as something of an urgent generational answer to questions he expects to get in 30 [...]

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Film Review
Fun, sharp, adorable

“Shazam!” is very much a family film — like blending up elements of “Goonies” and “Gremlins,” served over a heaping bowl of “Big.” When you’re a kid, all you want to be is grown-up. And when you’re grown up, all you want to be is a superhero. No? Well, you might after exiting the latest [...]

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The Sound
Melissa Etheridge

Grammy winner talks about her journey, which has involved breast cancer, cannabis, LGBT issues and Twitter. Melissa Etheridge’s album debut in 1988 showcased her raspy, bluesy voice, and the female rocker’s unique sound paid off. During the last 30 years, she has sold 35 million albums, including five that went platinum and three multiplatinum recordings. [...]

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Food Dude
Al Punto celebrates the Pampas

The most popular order is the Gaucho Experience. Al Punto is the first Argentine restaurant in central Iowa in a couple decades. It’s close to being the most thoroughly Argentine steakhouse experience one can find in North America. Housed in a venue that was most recently Saison but most famously Mustard’s, it features table cloths [...]

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Your Neighbors
Not exactly a quick project

Dave Baker is working on the first of five photography books highlighting Iowa. There is nothing to do in Iowa. You have likely heard it before. But Dave Baker wouldn’t accept it. “In 2009, I was having a discussion with a college friend who was complaining that there was nothing to do in Iowa,” Baker [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Born again grandpas

You heard it here first. Frankly, the joy of being a grandpa caught me by surprise. Listen, I’ve raised three kids, I know what children are all about. And, by the way, where is the gold watch for that job? After bleeding and suffering for each, giving them the best years of my life, all [...]

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CITYVIEW’s question of the week

How much total debt do you currently have?

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