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Feature Story
Arts & Entertainment Guide Fall 2018

Live theater, outdoor adventures, tunes, art… This is your go-to source for entertainment in central Iowa. Autumn winds will soon be whipping. Falling temperatures and televised football games often mean central Iowans will spend more time indoors. But the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the road for quality entertainment. Des Moines’ greater metro area offers [...]

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Feature Story
No claims to fame

Where is the love for Des Moines’ insurance industry? The Equitable Building defined the Des Moines skyline for decades. Now it’s done by The Principal Financial Group’s 801 Grand and the EMC building. All three were built by insurance companies. On paper, the insurance industry looks like the professed dreams of our civic and state leaders. [...]

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Feature Story
Citizenship 101

Immigrants from across the world call Iowa home. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. Aksana Barodka first saw the United States in 1994 as part of a summer exchange program that brought a group of teens from Belarus to New Hampton. Lalnghak Sanga wanted to escape a poor, [...]

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Civic Skinny
After $1 million in billings, LaMarca quits Godfrey case. Opponents for the mayor? Also: Sex. Real estate. Tirrell.

After six-and-a-half years of proceedings — and $987,849.80 in billings to taxpayers — George LaMarca is withdrawing as the state’s lawyer in the never-ending discrimination and defamation and retaliation lawsuit filed against former Governor Terry Branstad and five members of his administration by former Workers Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey. The defendants include current Governor Kim [...]

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Political Mercury
$1,000 a month for you — no questions asked

A universal basic income is best response as capitalism turns on ‘normal people,’ Democratic candidate for president says. Andrew Yang is seeking to shake the very foundation of how Iowans see themselves, how they measure their lives with an expected sense of fairness in day-to-day commerce, a belief that hard work will be rewarded, that [...]

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Film Review
‘The Happytime Murders’

If you’re interested in seeing R-rated puppets, you’re better off revisiting “Team America.” Sometimes a movie comes along that you really want to see succeed. Such was the case for “The Happytime Murders.” With a trailer that featured no shortage of profanity, the hilarious Melissa McCarthy, and a rather unique use for silly string, it [...]

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Food Dude
Cosmopolitan Des Moines update

Who doesn’t love dumplings? A friend who spends time in France each year was baffled about the popularity of Subway with the Gallic people. A lover of French breads and cheeses, she began asking “Why?” The answers were consistent. French restaurants and delis are too prescribed. A croque monsieur invariably includes the same boiled ham, [...]

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Your Neighbors
Welcome to the library

A helpful hand for nearly four decades “There is no more shushing at the library,” informs Tina Brooks. The long-time library clerk then pauses, ponders and decides to improve her statement. “There is a lot less shushing,” she says. “We are respectful of the people who are working, so occasionally we do ask people to be quieter, especially with cell [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
‘A friendly, honest place.’

“My motto is to buy from people you know and as close to home as you can get.” — Lisa Bean Nearly 45 years ago, the Iowa City Coop was on the second floor of an old building on Gilbert Street. A sanctuary of organic foods and small producers. Back in those days, membership was [...]

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Center Stage
‘Fun Home’

A beguilingly misleading title It’s challenging to find new themes when it comes to creating a Broadway musical. “Fun Home” achieves that status, delivering a breathtaking experience based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel, brilliantly adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, this new musical made a national tour [...]

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Cityview’s question of the week

Do you sleep with a fan running?

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