Thursday, November 20, 2014


Belly Up
Classic cocktails with a twist at RoCA

I moved to Des Moines in May, as a lifelong Iowan with far too little knowledge of all that its capital city has to offer. When I took up this column, my first thought was, “How long can we go on writing about a new bar every week?” Little did I know, there are hundreds […]

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Locker Room
We don’t need skates!

It was bound to happen eventually, though delaying the arrival of snow a little longer would have been preferred. Yes, sometimes you want it to dump on you quickly so you can get used to being wet for the next couple of months, but the silver lining is the validation that comes with being able […]

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The Sound
Being a woman

Any musician worth his or her salt — and several of them who aren’t — will say that the biggest thing an artist needs is continual growth. Minneapolis-based Caroline Smith, however, has taken that idea almost to its extreme and has completely reinvented herself the past couple of years. Smith burst into the Twin Cities’ […]

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Cover Story
Doing time in Des Moines

Editor’s note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for […]

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Film Review
Just dumb

“Dumb & Dumber To” Rated PG-13 110 Minutes Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Cinemark 20 showtimes: 10:40 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. “Dumb and Dumber To” marks the return of two of the Farrelly brothers’ most iconic characters: Lloyd Christmas […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Which of the following best describes your feelings about the Ebola virus:

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