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Posted August 27, 2014in GoodNightIowa

Former president Bill Clinton and likely 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton will headline Senator Harkin’s Steak Fry fundraiser next month… When asked if he plans to eat steak, Bill – who is on a strict Vegan diet – said, “Now that depends on what your definition of the word EAT is.”

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Posted August 27, 2014in Food Dude

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli

Sevastopol (“venerable city” in Russian) is not just the Crimean jewel of Vladimir Putin’s ambition; it’s also an old, local neighborhood where an independent town had existed into the 20th century. Laid out south of the Des Moines River during the Civil War, it was centered around S.E. Sixth and

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Posted August 27, 2014in Cover Story

Ultimate BBQ challenge

Each year at this time, Cityview launches a search for our readers’ ideas about the ultimate place to go for a certain type of food. Four years ago you chose B&B for sandwiches, then Gusto for pizza, Chicago Speakeasy for steak, and Noodle Zoo Ankeny for pasta. This year we

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Posted August 27, 2014in Sound Notes

80/35 has announced its show dates for 2015. The only real reason this is more remarkable than years past is because the Des Moines Music Coalition has decided to move its signature event off its traditional July 4 weekend. So for next year, mark your calendars for Friday, July 10

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Posted August 27, 2014in Joe's Neighborhood

How did you spend your summer vacation?

The blank white paper sitting on the laminate desk glares back unhopefully. Of course, the early morning fluorescent light doesn’t help, nor does the scratching sound of other pens. Your classmates busily write of north woods adventures, trips to Okoboji, the awesome water park ride at Adventureland. Perhaps if you turn

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Posted August 27, 2014in On The Tube

Psychoanalyzing Houdini

“Houdini” begins with a striking image of the escape artist Harry Houdini (Adrien Brody) perched on a bridge, shackled, as he works up the nerve to jump into the icy water below. The first sound we hear is a ghostly woman’s voice whispering, “Harry, can you hear me?” We have

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Posted August 27, 2014in Sound Circuit

Digging In

Foxholes — the Des Moines-based five-piece consisting of Trevor Holt, Jessica Villegas, Ben Barndollar, Kyle Folvag and Craig Bowers — is working on a new album of material. In the ebb and flow of a band’s natural life cycle, it seems like a natural time for it to be happening.

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Posted August 27, 2014in Uncategorized

Spotlight Peace Tree Brewing Company Peace Tree Brewing was started in a former car dealership on Main Street of Knoxville, Iowa, in 2009 by owners Scott Miller, Dan McKay and Megan McKay. Named for a historic grand sycamore tree rising out of Lake Red Rock, the Peace Tree was estimated

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Posted August 27, 2014in Tech Talk

Good things come to tech that waits

It seems in the tech world, if you are not an immediate hit, you are destined to be a failure. However, there are those who hang on and wait for the world to realize the utility of their service. For Skype, it has been an extremely rocky 11 years, but

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Posted August 27, 2014in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind Former Destiny’s Child member Farrah Franklin, 33, was arrested July 20 for disorderly conduct. She was arrested for the same charges in 2011, with booze reportedly being involved both times. Though he’s never been a fourth member of Destiny’s Child, Brady Lynne Embrey does have one

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