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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Tech Talk

Put down your phone and read this

How long are you willing to wait for a website to load? Five seconds? Ten seconds? Good God, don’t let it happen to me… 15 seconds! Over the last two decades, researchers have found the duration of the American attention span to be dwindling and dwindling. It’s gotten so bad

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

Taking snapshots

All bands — well, all the good ones, anyway — are constantly evolving. That evolution stems not from the need to follow trends or the constant reach to stay relevant, but from the fact that bands are living, breathing things, and living things grow. Like rings on a tree, bands

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Book Review
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‘Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Julie Goodrich Image Comics April 8, 2014 128pp $9.99 Comic books are known to be a boy’s club. With few (but notable) exceptions, female characters not drawn as human beings but rather living dolls with little personality and even less clothing. Yet recently there

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Check

Aphex Twin “Syro” Warp How much you enjoy “Syro” will depend entirely on how much attention you’ve been paying to Richard D. James, the lone mind behind Aphex Twin. To the casual electronic music observer, “Syro” is Aphex Twin’s first release in nearly 13 years and will probably sound like

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

Less than zero

“The Zero Theorem” 1 star Rated R 107 minutes Drama Starring: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry Terry Gilliam’s further slide down the stairs of filmic entropy is best summed up in an oft-repeated phrase by his latest film’s hypochondriac protagonist Qohen Leth, “Q” for short. “We are dying.” The

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… of the City of Des Moines

Amount: $800 To: Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association For: The 2014 annual dues for 40 reserve police officers and full-time police officers Amount: $1,221.60 To: Midwest Professional Staffing LLC For: Overtime payment of two employees Amount: $19.40 To: Jorson & Carlson Inc. For: One 45 to 58 tooth carbide

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Hillary is back

Just weeks or days away from becoming a grandmother, Hillary Clinton says she has a few things on her mind these days. “I’m calling Chelsea every five minutes to make sure everything is going all right,” Clinton said of the former first daughter who is expecting her first child. Then

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

Legendary 1970s rockers the Eagles were in Des Moines recently and played to a sold-out crowd of 15,000 baby-boomers at Wells Fargo Arena… Just before the band closed with “Hotel California,” front man Don Henley announced it was a good time for male concert-goers to take their Cialis. Speaking of

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Game Day

Iowa (2-1) vs. Pittsburgh (3-0) When: Saturday, Sept. 20 Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kickoff: 11 a.m. CDT The fourth game of the season isn’t usually make-or-break — usually. But for Iowa, which suffered its first loss of the year, a 20-17 setback at the hands of in-state rival Iowa

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September 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

Shouldn’t we pay for them to plug in their coffeepots?

“Listen.  This is not complicated.  Just turn on some music.  Any music.  And listen.” Hmmm… this is different. “Close your eyes while you’re listening to this music. This is a contest for yourself. You can let your mind think whatever it wants. You don’t have to be at school anymore. You can go wherever

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