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Feature Story
Wingin’ It!

Our annual Ultimate Food Challenge returns with a quest for central Iowa’s chicken wing champ. No other edible food has undergone as drastic a change of fortune in the last [...]

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Feature Story

Lineup is loaded with world-class live music The Iowa State Fair offers funnel cakes, butter cows, real cows, carnies, and 1-million-plus people who are watching people who are watching animals [...]

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Business Feature
The business of death

COVID-19, rising costs speed up changes in the funeral industry. One would be hard pressed to find an industry that isn’t changing with the times, and the funeral industry is [...]

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Civic Skinny
Coach Jennie Baranczyk’s deal with U of Oklahoma. Supervisors await redistricting. Courthouse tops out.

What did it take for the University of Oklahoma to lure basketball coach Jennie Lillis Baranczyk away from Drake University? Here’s what, based on a freedom-of-information request made by CITYVIEW [...]

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Political Mercury
Noem’s opening Iowa acts show star quality

The 49-year-old South Dakota governor is supremely telegenic and wonderfully folksy, smart and unapologetic. The recent Family Leader Summit in Des Moines served as a one-two punch, and something of a [...]

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Film Review
A pure thrill to watch

“No Sudden Move,” a crime thriller about the mobs that ran the Motor City, proves once again that the crooked path to a quick payday never goes smoothly. Set in the [...]

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Food Dude
Classical renaissance

The slow-roasted prime rib at AJ’s was as marvelous as it gets.  Some of the disappearing classics of the last century have been coming back, at least in a few [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
Strange tales from the Iowa State Fair

World’s largest man, Bobo the clown, Siamese twins and chameleons To think that it has been two years since the last Iowa State Fair is bonkers to me. I did [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
The Christmas salad

It’s time for a visit between two women with 192 years lived between them.  “When I was in Indianapolis during World War II, I lived in a large house that [...]

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Center Stage
A new season in Iowa

Local producers plan for live shows in 2021-2022. With the irrepressible determination of fresh flora emerging from the devastation of a forest fire, the cultural landscape is sprouting new theatrical [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

Are you watching the Olympics?

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