Saturday, July 4, 2015


Cover Story
80/35 Preview

Nobody involved with the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) or its flagship event, the 80/35 Music Festival, will deny that last year’s festival was a bit rocky. Last year’s first announced headliner, Conor Oberst, was given a lukewarm reception from the masses via social media, then a series of issues delayed the announcement of a […]

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Film Review
Dying to be seen

It can be easy to fault “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” for its non-titular characters. Everyone of them is an over-earnest caricature of themselves. Molly Shannon plays a long-suffering, heavy-drinking single mom who is going through a tough time and gets through it by flirting with the high school boys who come to […]

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Locker Room
Burning rubber

Think you’ve got agility skills behind the wheel? Is Johnny Law preventing you from testing your grit as a driver? Not this time. The Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals will be rolling into the Iowa State Fairgrounds this Fourth of July weekend. This is your opportunity to test that classic ride of yours on a closed […]

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The Sound
Building an aesthetic

St. Lucia is, at its core, the brainchild of South African-born Jean-Phillip Grobler. But it is difficult to create anything in a void, and St. Lucia’s music is no different. So while Grobler may have created most of the music on St. Lucia’s self-titled debut, it is the work of musicians Nick Brown, Nicky Paul, […]

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Once Upon A Time
From the Des Moines City Council minutes

100 years ago (July 1915): Ordinance passed with a penalty for “powerful or dazzling headlights on motor vehicles on the public streets” to be “not less than $5.00 nor more than $100” and/or jail time “not more than 30 days.” ($5 is about $117 today; $100 about $2,350. Only one year earlier, in July 1914, […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Should the Confederate flag be banned?

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DM Art Center
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