Monday, September 15, 2014


The Sound
A conscious decision

Eric Church is blowing up. His last album, 2011’s “Chief” hit No. 1, and included two singles (“Drink in my Hand” and “Springsteen”) that also hit No. 1 individually. This year’s follow-up album, “The Outsiders” has been every bit as hot, debuting at No. 1 and selling more than 700,000 copies to date. Church’s success […]

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Belly Up
Dinner, drinks and groceries in one trip at Food Depot

How many times have you gone out to dinner and realized you forgot to pick up groceries? But you’re tired from the big meal you just ate, and you don’t really want to make another stop. What do you do? Well, if you’re at Food Depot Bar & Grill, you just walk into the next […]

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Cover Story
American Dreamers

On the eve of the Fourth of July, in front of the Iowa State Capitol and thousands of patriotic fans, Los Paranderos opened the Des Moines Symphony’s annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert. In both Spanish and English, Michael Nuñez sang the band’s song “Immigrant.” “Mi hermano! Yo vine a trabajar, Yo no vine a robar.” […]

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Locker Room
The more, the merrier

Have you heard the latest craze? It’s the new fab exercise sweeping the nation, and we have God to thank! Recent studies suggest that kneeling for long periods of time, followed by occasional standing and swaying, reduces your cholesterol count while boosting your immune system. While the above may be utter hogwash, consider this: While […]

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Film Review
‘The Identical’ — all about blank naievete

“The Identical” 0 stars Rated PG 107 minutes Drama Starring: Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd A shoe-in for a spot on the worst movies of 2014 list, this poorly constructed slice of filmic propaganda is so unintentionally campy you can’t help but laugh. Atrocious costume designs, anachronistic dialogue, wretched music, and tone-deaf performances are […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Which comment best describes how you feel about the Apple iPhone 6?

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