Saturday, January 31, 2015


Political Mercury
20 takeaways from Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit

1. Scott Walker is the real political deal. The Wisconsin governor — who went to grade school in Plainfield, Iowa — showed connectivity, policy bona fides and earnest seriousness. Walker focused effectively on education, which is where Iowans spend the majority of their state taxes. And he offered a foundational philosophy: “The measure of success […]

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The Sound
Powering through

Powerman 5000 isn’t what you think they are. For nearly a quarter century, the Boston-based act has been confounding fans and detractors alike, mainly by refusing to be easily categorized. But for Spider One, Powerman 5000′s charismatic frontman and the band’s only original member, that’s what it’s all about. “I’m not even sure what we […]

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Cover Story
Winter Arts & Entertainment Guide

From legendary concerts to award-winning musicals, we’ve got everything you need to plan your next outing. FILM “Fifty Shades of Grey” Feb. 13 Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, starring Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle and Jamie Dornan Rated R Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a romantic movie to see with your significant other. Well, it depends […]

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Film Review
Fairly Mortifying

As a critic, one tries to go into every scenario with an open mind. Once a film is identified as the one for review, I will go out of my way to avoid message boards trailers so as to approach each screening as open-minded as possible. Sometimes, though, you just walk into a movie thinking, […]

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Locker Room
Go in the snow

Slow-pitch on ice. Combining the athleticism found at the bottom of a beer, the grace of a derailed train and the camaraderie of a night on the town, snoball may just be the sport of the Midwest. Now in it’s 22nd year, the Adult Snoball Softball Tournament has been attracting players every winter to run […]

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Belly Up
The Wine Experience is the secret escape at Jordan Creek

Jordan Creek Town Center isn’t just a place that people visit once or twice. People flock to the area for work, for restaurants and good food, and in most cases, shopping — and lots of it. But after a while, it’s nice to partake in something other than Panera Bread, Taco John’s, Mahalo’s Donuts and […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Did you get a flu shot this year?

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