Friday, October 31, 2014

Annual ManualInternship

Bike World
Posted October 29, 2014in Cover Story

30 years of terror

Sometimes, watching Merlyn Linn move, it’s not hard to see each and every one of his 74 years. “I’ve had 11 surgeries, you see,” he said, sitting in the tiny break room of his Highland Park supermarket. “I had cancer and had part of my jaw removed. But really the

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Posted October 22, 2014in Cover Story

Who will win?

Only a few weeks remain until the Nov. 4 election decides the fate of the U.S. Senate, the Iowa Congressional delegation, control of the Iowa General Assembly and the future of Iowa politics. Iowans couldn’t have a closer — or more closely watched — election. This election cycle has become

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Posted October 15, 2014in Cover Story

Fall books guide

The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. It’s finally fall. When the weather starts turning colder, nothing sounds better than curling up in a blanket with a hot beverage and reading for hours. It doesn’t matter how you consume the stories, whether you like your books the old-fashioned way

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Posted October 08, 2014in Cover Story

The bra

Bra. Brassiere. Bustier. Over-the-shoulder boulder-holder. Call it what you want, but there’s no denying the impact the bra has had on our culture. Most women know the bra intimately, and most men wish they could get their hands on more of them. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re

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Posted October 01, 2014in Cover Story

Paranormal prom

Standing in the second floor hallway of the old Farrar Elementary School, I’m not feeling very spooky. Maybe it’s the time we’re here. It’s a couple hours before sunset, so bright light is streaming in the windows and birds are singing outside. But whatever the reason, the 90-year-old building —

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Posted September 24, 2014in Cover Story

Your best shots

We learned years ago from a master photographer who told us that a photo opportunity exists around every corner. Those who live their lives behind the lens know this to be true. Even so, finding that great subject, the perfect lighting and the proper angle are what separate the professionals

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Posted September 17, 2014in Cover Story

Our 100 favorite bars

How many Des Moines-area bars have you actually visited? Are you a wanderer of watering holes or a nightlife newbie? It’s not hard to find a good drink in the metro. In fact, the hardest part is probably choosing where to start your night on the town. With hundreds of

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Posted September 10, 2014in Cover Story

American Dreamers

On the eve of the Fourth of July, in front of the Iowa State Capitol and thousands of patriotic fans, Los Paranderos opened the Des Moines Symphony’s annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert. In both Spanish and English, Michael Nuñez sang the band’s song “Immigrant.” “Mi hermano! Yo vine a trabajar,

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Posted September 03, 2014in Cover Story

Ernst vs. Braley

The race for the open U.S. Senate seat between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst has turned into a blockbuster battle with not only the future direction of Iowa politics on the line but perhaps control of the U.S. Senate and the fate of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy. When U.S. Senator

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Posted August 27, 2014in Cover Story

Ultimate BBQ challenge

Each year at this time, Cityview launches a search for our readers’ ideas about the ultimate place to go for a certain type of food. Four years ago you chose B&B for sandwiches, then Gusto for pizza, Chicago Speakeasy for steak, and Noodle Zoo Ankeny for pasta. This year we

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