Friday, July 29, 2016

Cover Story
Dead tired
Not getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just harmful to your overall well-being — it can be deadly, too

  Todd Rullestad was used to getting the elbow in the middle of the night from his wife, Ashley. Not an accidental, rollover tap, but the “You’re snoring, wake up, stop it,” version. But it wasn’t just her husband’s snoring that concerned Ashley — he also seemed to stop breathing. At his next routine doctor’s […]

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Our View
Cityview to make changes but will continue to educate, entertain — and sometimes irritate

    For nearly 25 years, Cityview has brought unique news and information to the residents and visitors of central Iowa. We are making changes to ensure that this continues to happen for another 25. First launched in 1992 by Connie Wimer, Cityview experienced a number of changes based on the many personalities she employed. […]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Old surfers

The old surfers float out just beyond the harbor, waiting, patient, lions in the tall grass. The noses of their surfboards are high up out of the water while they sit on the tails, their faces turned to the sea. The waves roll in. No one moves. Then, a larger curl is spotted. Far out […]

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Art Pimp
Still relevant

Jordan Weber is one of the lucky artists to whom the perfect time comes. His art had long been dealing with African-American stereotypes and subject matter before Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas inspired billionaire financier George Soros and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay to pour big money into making Black Lives Matter, a […]

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Political Mercury
King could use N-word daily, still get re-elected here
At this point, the congressman is a mirror on all of us

  Ladbrokes, a Goliath bookmaker in the United Kingdom, and organizations like it, lay odds on almost anything. If visiting London, you can bet on the U.S. presidential election, who will win and what party will prevail (the gaming ratios range, but Hillary Clinton is favored). The oddsmakers sometimes go into what are called “exotics” — wagers […]

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Civic Skinny
Pappajohn and Noyce to get little-known Iowa Award. Judge has $228,000 in the bank, Grassley $5.3 million.

  John Pappajohn and the late Robert Noyce will be given the Iowa Award later this year. The Iowa Award is the highest honor the state gives to a citizen, though most citizens have never heard of it. It’s given by the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation, and most Iowans haven’t heard of that, either. The […]

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Center Stage
Outside the cell, outside the box

  A play outside the box, “Hooded” uses a box as a set.  The design for Pyramid’s latest production — itself something of an experiment — is by Jordan Weber, an installation artist. Weber has come up with a rotating box, placed center-stage within a horseshoe seating arrangement. Players perch on top of this cube, […]

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Food Dude
Dino’s redefines the bar and grill

  With a new and improved Cityview coming soon, this will end a streak of more than 1,300 straight weeks in which I have written about a local restaurant. It seems like a good opportunity to review 25 years of observations on this beat. Much has changed. When I began this column, Eighth Street in […]

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On The Tube
Viva Shark Vegas

“Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” hits Sin City, and “Squidbillies” are ‘Merica “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” Sunday, July 31 (Syfy) Movie: Who’s joining Ian Zering and Tara Reid (apparently, the #AprilLives campaign from “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” worked) this time? David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”), Gena Lee Nolin (also “Baywatch”), Alexandra Paul (again with the “Baywatch”), Gary […]

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Nightlife Photos
New Photos Every Week!

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Which best describes how you feel today compared to five years ago about terror attacks in America?

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