Saturday, October 25, 2014

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Check

Weezer “Everything Will Be Alright In The End” Republic Rivers Cuomo is the kind of guy who jerks off while standing in front of the mirror. The Weezer front man has a long history of self-referential work, with varying degrees of success. Top of the mountain would be the band’s

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in What's Brewing?

Spotlight New Belgium Brewing Company New Belgium made its home in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1991, but now it is preparing to expand to a second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. As with many other breweries, the company’s CEO, Jeff Lebesch, started as a home brewer. It was 1989 when

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Tech Talk

Convert a computer into a TV with Plex

It appears within 10 years the Internet will be one giant television. Every major Web entity is creating video content. Connections are slowly climbing to speeds that will easily stream virtually anything. It seems the only obstacle without a clear path to get around is organization. How will users be

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

The Snowden effect

“Citizenfour” 4 stars Not Rated 114 minutes Documentary Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum Laura Poitras’s fascinating documentary, about the process and aftermath of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s earth-shattering revelations, is an essential historical filmic document. “Citizenfour” provides a stark cinema vérité perspective on America’s biggest political scandal in the

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Book Review

‘Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General‘

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch Sept. 23, 2014 Hardcover $30 352 Pages In a straightforward presentation of the wartime experiences of General George S. Patton, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard develop a good picture of the character of General Patton. Less time is spent on his personal

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Circuit

The rich, meandering life of Abbie Sawyer

Abbie Sawyer is a child of music. Raised in church choirs by parents who loved all kinds of sounds, music is as much a part of Sawyer’s DNA as the color of her eyes. Sawyer enrolled in college fully intent on studying music; it seemed the obvious choice. “But then

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

By the numbers: voting and jail statistics. And four Polk inmates who have settled in.

Some numbers: At the end of last week, there were 835 inmates in the Polk County jail. Of those, 128 had been in jail for less than a week — many for just one night as they awaited release following arrests for things like drunk driving or prostitution. But four

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the show dates for its ninth annual Little BIG Fest, and this year marks the first time the event has been expanded into two days. This year’s festival will again be a multi-venue event, with shows taking place at the Temple for Performing

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October 15, 2014 by Lindsey in Your View

Hold on

In his recap of the 1984 senate race between Roger Jepsen and Tom Harkin, non-columnist Michael Gartner reminds us that then Sen. Jepsen had “used a credit card at what was euphemistically called a massage parlor.” All this was true. But did the author really say that polls back then suggested Jepsen

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