Thursday, May 28, 2015


January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in What the?

Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “You have to wonder what Fred ate to have to call in the Hazmat team to clean up after him.” -Jim McCool Runners-up: “The rescue crew has encountered Jimmy before. Last week he had his tongue

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Food Dude

Scenic Route Bakery

Des Moines is in the midst of a bakery boom. La Mie expanded twice recently, and Strudl Haus opened to great acclaim. The most ambitious new player is Scenic Route Bakery, which opened at the end of last year in a handsome new, mixed-use building in East Village. The place

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in On The Tube

Slob-o-Cop

“Backstrom” Thursday, Jan. 22 (Fox) “I don’t see the worst in everyone. I see the everyone in everyone.” That’s just one of dozens of hack lines delivered half-heartedly by Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) in the premiere episode of “Backstrom,” this year’s Let’s Get This Over With midseason slot-filler from Fox

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Duffy

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in On The Tube

Jordan Creek Mall Shakes Things Up

Now in its second decade, Jordan Creek Town Center will seek new stores as leases expire. Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will close Jan. 24, along with its neighboring Abercrombie Kids store, both on the upper level. Wet Seal and Delia’s have both reported financial struggles in previous years and

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

The Iowa Events Center announced that Kenny Chesney’s tour would be adding Des Moines to its roster in May. Ticket information hasn’t been announced yet, but the show date is May 30. Keep hitting refresh on www.iowaeventscenter.com to get more info as it is released. Local jazz singer Max Wellman

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Film Review

Right On Target

Clint Eastwood has marked out an interesting career trajectory for himself. First he spent 30 years as one of Hollywood’s most consistent and bankable action stars. Then, after he got too old to bother with that anymore, he woke up one morning and said to himself, “To hell with it,

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Book Review

‘The Secret Wisdom of the Earth’

Christopher Scotton has published a splendid debut novel, a coming-of-age story as devastating as it is hopeful. Scotton’s story takes us to the mid-1980s to the small, impoverished coal-mining town of Medgar, Kentucky. Kevin Gillooly, 14, has just moved there with his mother. His grandfather, Arthur “Pops” Peebles, invited them

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in What's Brewing?

Spotlight: Blue Moon Brewing Company

It’s baseball season in 1995. The spring air is fresh and crisp, and the sun is shining. You’re with all of your friends and holding a classic: a beer from The SandLot Brewery. Sound relaxing? Definitely. If The SandLot Brewery doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because it later changed the name

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Sound Check

Meghan Trainor “Title” Epic Meghan Trainor’s 2014 single, “All About That Bass,” is this generation’s “Mambo No 5.” It is catchy, it has a good hook and was everywhere for a while. And in two years, people will wonder why they listened to it at all. If “Title” has a

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