Thursday, November 20, 2014

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Book Review

‘The Slow Regard of Silent Things’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Julie Goodrich $18.95 Oct. 28, 2014 Daw Books 159 pp When talking about beautiful languages, it is common to think of French, Spanish or Italian. English rarely makes the list. Yet, in the right hands, my native tongue can be fantastically lyrical, surprising and

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

Just dumb

“Dumb & Dumber To” Rated PG-13 110 Minutes Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Cinemark 20 showtimes: 10:40 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. “Dumb and Dumber To” marks the return of two of the Farrelly brothers’

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. A glorious sight.

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Game Day

Iowa (7-3) vs. Wisconsin (8-2) When: Saturday, Nov. 22 Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CDT When Elvis Presley recorded “It’s Now or Never” in 1960, he wasn’t kidding. While those five words were sung in the standard “male-telling-a-female-to-make-a-choice,” fashion, it’s been adopted and used in varying contexts

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Your View

Mannheimer is a ‘shady personality’

Des Moines newspapers and magazines must have a yearly quota on the number of stories they do about the Des Moines Social Club. At least Cityview’s recent cover story, Social Status (Nov. 13), isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Obviously Christine Hensley isn’t aware of the theatrical irony of her reference

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

King strenghtens his northwest Iowa lock on power

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, captured 37 of the 39 counties the 4th congressional district to easily win re-election to a seventh term. He cleared the 80-percent-vote threshold in some of his more reliable reaches. His opponent, Boone Democrat Jim Mowrer, an Iraq War veteran, lost his home county to

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

Ex-Head of Dahl’s sues after severance is stopped. Sen. Harkin’s judgeships proposals are all but dead.

Six weeks before Dahl’s filed for protection under the bankruptcy laws this month, it quit paying its former chief executive the severance negotiated when he left the grocery chain earlier this year. And three weeks before the bankruptcy was filed, he sued. According to the suit filed Oct. 20 in

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November 12, 2014 by Lindsey in On the Move

Celebrations brings after-work parties to the metro

Bob Etvel recently opened a new bar and restaurant at 8410 Hickman Road in Clive, where Drink was previously located. Serving fresh, not frozen, foods such as deep dish and thin-crust pizza, onion rings and mozzarella sticks, Celebrations aims to give customers an after-work party experience with DJs, party favors

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November 12, 2014 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

A moral education

Great teachers are out there, folks. I’m talking about great teachers who are giants walking today’s earth. Great teachers who will make you lean in, or step back or gasp. Who, when they get done, make you realize you are no longer the same person. The planet has shifted. You have changed

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November 12, 2014 by Lindsey in Book Review

‘The Scavengers’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Harper Collins 09/02/14 $16.99 336 pp Fans of Michael Perry’s earlier essays will recognize familiar elements from those works, and readers of “The Scavengers” will find it easy to also love his new, engaging adventure story. Perry gives us a smart, strong

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