Friday, October 31, 2014

The Sound
Asking for your attention

The Milk Carton Kids are gloomy. Or at least, that’s the look they’re going for, in spite of themselves. “It turns out that the name doesn’t reflect the dark morbid ideas that it was supposed to,” said Joey Ryan during a phone interview from Boston. “That point was driven home one day when we were […]

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Film Review
Here’s Johnny

“John Wick” Rated R 96 minutes Starring Keanu Reeves and Alfie Allen Cinemark 20 showtimes: 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:05 and 10:15 p.m. “People keep asking me if I’m back,” says Keanu Reeves’ titular character in the third act of “John Wick.” “Yeah, I’m thinkin’ I’m back.” It’s as much a comment on Reeves’ career […]

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Cover Story
30 years of terror

Sometimes, watching Merlyn Linn move, it’s not hard to see each and every one of his 74 years. “I’ve had 11 surgeries, you see,” he said, sitting in the tiny break room of his Highland Park supermarket. “I had cancer and had part of my jaw removed. But really the only things that bother me […]

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Locker Room
In Waukee, foosball plays you

Let us take a dive into the Meta and figure out just what the devil is going on with this week’s athletic endeavor. The game of soccer is played on a massive field where players (depending on position) run about seven miles per game. Foosball is a table-top game that is loosely based on the […]

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Belly Up
Granite City: Where happy hour comes twice a day

Granite City isn’t your average restaurant chain. It’s part food, part brewery — all fun. Granite City takes pride in its in-house brewed beer, featuring such creations as the Broad Axe Stout, with notes of roasted chocolate and coffee; the Bennie, which is a German-style lager with caramel flavors; the Duke and its hoppy flavors; […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Do you believe in ghosts?

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