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Cover Story: Love BITES

A bitter single's guide to surviving Valentine's Day

Remember when being single on Valentine's Day was fun? Yeah, we don't either >> more

Jon Gaskell: Bad vibrations

Dildo law, other legislative parenting needs to stop

Rep. Dawn Pettengill may have been too busy browsing for dildos and missed the Dec. 29 cover story in this publication that Carolyn Szczepanski and I co-authored titled "Pigheaded," but the gist of the message was this: "There are so many important things to accomplish this legislative session >> more

Civic Skinny: Hensley leaked list

City leader points the finger at 'bitter' councilwoman

As we've been reporting in this column for the past few weeks, Des Moines City Councilwoman Christine Hensley has been death on the idea of promoting acting City Manager Rick Clark into that position on a permanent basis >> more

Food Dude : Billy Joe's Pitcher Show

By Jim Duncan

Breakfast recommendations are both the most frequently requested, and short-listed, of all questions about dining in Des Moines. So when the marquee at Billie Joe's advertised "smoke-free" and "wireless Internet," the time appeared right >> more

Scene Scribe : Tap sold, changes ahead at Hairy Mary's

By Michael Swanger

A group of Des Moines bar owners sold its East Side establishment on Monday, and plans to alter the live music offerings at one of Des Moines' longest-running nightclubs to better streamline its operations. >>more

City Sounds : In the mood

By Michael Swanger

Chris Botti's melancholy sound strikes a chord

When we rang Chris Botti on his cell phone last week, he was doing what he loves best (other than playing trumpet) - strolling the streets of SoHo and frequenting sidewalk cafes. It's the kind of romantic image his velvety >>more

Rant & Rave:

You think you know something we don't know? Think we suck? Think other people suck? Think you can lead us to the promise land, or do you just want to spout off some serious lip? Then grab that thing in your hand (No, the thing in your other hand) and double-click right here. After we check to make sure you aren't wanted by the authorities and that you have your facts as close to straight as possible, we'll post it right here. Then other people sitting in their cubicles -- just like you -- can bask in your wisdom.

Oh, and if you're really funny, or enlightened or wonderfully horrible, we'll print what you've laid down in next week's issue of Cityview. So go ahead, what are you waiting for? >>more