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Cityview readers smash new Best Of Des Moines record, casting more than 10,000 votes this year

For more than 20 years, central Iowans have looked to the pages of Cityview for advice on politics, movies, restaurants, nightlife, theater, sporting events, live music, art, theater, books, television and other news and information that fall under “things to do.” More than 95 percent of our readers say they look to us for dining and entertainment information, among other things. That’s a phenomenal number and one that we do not take for granted. Read More..


 Food Dude
Pork bellies’ future

Eight years ago, we editorialized about the possibilities for an Iowa bacon festival, suggesting one could become a late summer equivalence of Wine Fest. Living History Farms picked up on that idea but their September bacon event died after two years. Read More...

 Civic Skinny
Grassley is all atwitter about History Channel; And diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend

Chuck Grassley tweets on Feb. 1: I turn to History channel frequently bc I like history There is nevr any history unless u r an antique dealer. Read More...

 The Sound
What is hip? Tower of Power’s enduring talent and soul

Credit the late concert promoter Bill Graham for having the foresight in 1970 to see through the haze of San Francisco’s psychedelic music scene to sign an unknown, clean cut, horn-fueled soul band from Oakland Read More...

 Book Review
Dead End in Norvelt

“Dead End in Norvelt” is this year’s winner of the Newbury Award, given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Read More...

 Locker Room
Ironglut Spin-a-thon

Ride 100 miles for a good cause

Caleb Pike used to be an overweight couch potato. Now he’s a lean, mean, Ironman training machine. While training to compete in the upcoming 2012 Ironman Wisconsin Read More...


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