Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Belly Up
The LiFT — your community bar

Going out on a Monday or Tuesday night is distinctly different than going out on a weekend night. On the weekend, you want loud dance music and shots; barhopping is the general rule, and if you stay in one place for too long it becomes boring. Going to a bar early in the week, on […]

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Cover Story
Bigger. Bolder. Better. Brewfest is back!

Cityview’s Brewfest has become a well-known and highly anticipated event in central Iowa. And while similar beer-tasting festivals have sprung up in Des Moines and across the Midwest, the thousands of Brewfest participants each summer are a testament that this event continues to set the standard. In other words, it’s top-shelf. Cityview’s Brewfest has had […]

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The Sound
Almost famous

People who aren’t Jerry Lee Lewis fans might not know the answer to the question inherent in the phrase, “What made Milwaukee famous.” In the instance of Jerry Lee’s song, the answer is “Schlitz beer.” But for the Austin, Texas, band by the same name, the answer could arguably be “Austin City Limits.” In 2005, […]

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Film Review
Cultural touchstone

“Boyhood” 5 stars Rated R 166 minutes Drama Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun, Richard Linklater goes and makes the most anti-Hollywood movie ever conceived. In Linklater’s case, concept was everything — execution was quite another. Planning an unprecedented narrative experiment that took […]

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Locker Room
Fur, feathers, humps and stripes

A day at the races means fun in the sun, checking out the equestrian athletes showing off their speed. As the horses get near the finish line, you can also feel the reverberation of the air and the ground in your chest. Now imagine substituting a striped ass, hunchback and a modern day velociraptor for […]

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Cityview’s question of the week

Billionaire Carlos Slim, one of the world’s wealthiest people, recently suggested that full-time workers shift to a three-day work week. What do you think? Which would you prefer?

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Locally Owned July 2014

Locally Owned
July 2014

Road Trip Guide June 2014

Road Trip Guide
June 2014

Pridefest  June 2014

Pridefest
June 2014

Valley Junction Art Market May 2014

Valley Junction Art Market
May 2014

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