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Feature Story
Best of Des Moines

You’ve seen those black-and-white certificates at businesses around town. They declare the best, the premier, the supreme — according to readers like you. And now, it’s here: the moment you’ve been [...]

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Feature Story
Bridges of Des Moines

A history lesson and photographic feature on iconic local bridges Cross a few of our city’s many pedestrian bridges and tour the unique backgrounds of these hidden (and some not-so-hidden) [...]

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Business Feature
The Intern

The value of internships for both students and businesses “Internships play a key role in an individual’s career exploration. In addition to giving students the opportunity to dive headfirst into [...]

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Civic Skinny
State university sabbaticals. Polk County audit. Mental health lawsuit. Treasure hunt. More cemetery tidbits.

Each year, the Iowa Board of Regents approves professional development assignments (PDAs) for state university professors. Also known as sabbaticals, these allow universities to maintain “educational excellence” by encouraging “a [...]

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Political Mercury
How Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds could become president

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds insists a life in Washington is not for her. I believed her when she told me this near the shores of Black Hawk Lake in Lake [...]

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Film Review
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is witty, deep — and dark

A well-articulated dark comedy that keeps you wanting more, “The Banshees of Inisherin” thrusts audiences into a time when Ireland was full of despair — not long after the War [...]

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Food Dude
Tullpa – an experiential café

Whether intended or not, Tullpa Restaurant’s name conjures up “tulpa,” a term used in theosophy, paranormalism and mysticism to identify a corporal and sentient body that was previously only imaginary. [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
The Varsity

The first story I wrote for this column back in 2017 was on the love story that followed Des Moines’ Varsity Theatre. Bev Mahon fell in love with his future [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
A recipe for creating nostalgia

“Ah, the good old days.” Did I really just say that? Knocking on the door of nostalgia seems a bit of a trick bag. One person’s treasured memory is usually [...]

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Center Stage
Dynamic August Wilson play collaboration anchors February offerings

When two Iowa theatrical leaders join forces, it holds great promise as a “must-see” experience. Pyramid Theatre Company and the Des Moines Community Playhouse unite to present Tony Award- and [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

Should Joe Biden run for president again?

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