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Feature Story
Best of Des Moines

You won’t find the iconic black and white Best Of Des Moines logo everywhere you go, so, when you do, a feeling of comfort is sure to set in. You’re [...]

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Feature Story
Love will keep us together

What is your favorite true-life love story? Always an interesting question when getting to know someone, it can solicit many different answers. Achilles and Patroclus’ love story has been both [...]

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Business Feature
The tournament boom

The Iowa High School Athletics Association (IHSAA) and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) bring in thousands of fans with their annual tournaments at Wells Fargo Arena each [...]

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Civic Skinny
University sabbaticals — cookbook, bees, knitting. Also… Baby names. Broken records. Growth ranking.

For most of us, taking a “sabbatical” is veiled as a simple vacation. It is a nice break from work, if nothing else. However, the definition, at least according to [...]

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Political Mercury
What Tom Harkin would do if he were running for political office in 2024

Tom Harkin still has it. The pulse of Iowa on instinct auto dial and a force of moral clarity and that defining doggedness, an aw-shucks ease with voters, and a [...]

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Food Dude
Romance by any other name…

Romance has been defined more ways than there are to ask for a date to the prom. Hollywood and the merchants of St. Valentine brand our young minds with very [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
The Bock Stops Here

It’s the busiest time of the year at the CITYVIEW offices with our annual BEST OF DES MOINES winners being announced. I thought it would be fun to dive into [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Bad luck as… comedy?

Bad luck is bad luck. True enough. But there are certainly different types of bad luck. There’s the really bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong [...]

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Center Stage
From stage famine to performance feast

February stages come to vibrant life, enticing winter dwellers from their cozy confines. A tantalizing range of shows spans from classic to comedy to musical to children’s theatre as the [...]

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Film Review
‘American Fiction’ explores racism, identity and the commodification of Black narratives

Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut, “American Fiction,” is a delightful movie that transcends conventional storytelling. It’s fueled by an exceptional cast and enriched by its exploration of identity, family dynamics and [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

Do you believe there is life on other planets?

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