Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Feature Story
Our ever-changing diets

What we eat, what we should eat and what we will be eating soon. What we eat and what so-called experts tell us we should eat are like airplanes with no connecting airports. My favorite explanation of this is that medicine is the softest of all sciences, and nutrition is the melted butter of medical science. [...]

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Feature Story
The Soul of Restaurants

What is it about our local dining establishments — or who is it — that make them special? Restaurants are so much a part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine a time without them. Yet they really have only been around for about two-and-a-half centuries. One school of thought is that they were an inadvertent byproduct of the French Revolution. [...]

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Feature Story
Show Time!

Iowa Wolves begin play on Nov. 2 at Wells Fargo Arena. Coming soon to a theater near you — Wells Fargo Arena — is Iowa’s most talented group of roundballers. The Iowa Wolves are shooting to have basketball fans howling with excitement this season while offering premium on-court action, halftime extravaganzas and other exciting arena attractions. NOTE: The G League is the NBA’s [...]

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Civic Skinny
Finances of county-owned hotel? None of your business. Clark Kauffman leaves Register. Tirrell accused of abuse.

How’s the new Hilton convention hotel doing in downtown Des Moines? Who knows? Somebody does — probably a lot of somebodies — but not you, even though as a taxpayer in Des Moines and in Polk County you, in effect, own the place. Hearing that the 330-room hotel might not be living up to expectations [...]

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Political Mercury
Let me go to the bathroom on my own

Enduring some disquieting treatment in President Trump’s Council Bluffs media pen On this night in Council Bluffs, there would be the stage antics, the stand-up routine from the president, the hand-waving, the impersonations from behind the official seal. I’d surely report some zingers from our commander in chief — his now exhausted labeling of Sen. [...]

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Film Review
‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

A 2-hour-and-20-minute film with more style than substance A man wearing a long trench coat and matching fedora enters a hotel room cautiously. Once inside, he immediately locks the door — deadbolt and chain — closes the curtains and places a handgun from his coat pocket on the radio stand. After a short while, he [...]

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Food Dude
Eggs & Jam, a fan I am

Eggs & Jam is a rare bird in Des Moines. Its exact array of plumage, diet and song has not been seen or heard here before. The breakfast hotspot is not just about bacon, eggs, hashed browns and toast. Nor is it a breakfast buffet with an endless fountain of bloody marys. It’s the immediate [...]

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Your Neighbors
142.2

Licensed to hate and “officially awesome,” this Terrorhead helped orchestrate an official Guinness Book world record. A certificate hanging on Charlie Edrington’s wall says he helped organize “the loudest roar at a sports stadium” in the history of mankind. When one hears this sort of far-fetched claim, usually it’s a bunch of hot air, but this time, it’s certified by [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Jim Duncan – 30 years and counting

He’s not your traditional food critic. “The guys running this restaurant are from Hyderabad, India.” Now you just have to wait for it, folks. There’s always more. His mind is sparking and firing and making connections. Wait, wait, wait… “Hyderabad is to India, food-wise, what Parma is to Italy and Lyon is to France and [...]

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Center Stage
The staying power of a highly caffeinated comedy

“Triple Espresso” is a regular part of central Iowa’s cultural landscape since its original, record-setting run in 2002. Having experienced this laugh-filled show many times, I can’t recall a single scene where cups of caffeinated beverages took center stage. Like its namesake, however, “Triple Espresso” is an experience to be savored many times. The consumer [...]

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