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Posted July 23, 2014in Cover Story

48 Hour Film Project

The list of things couples should avoid to ensure a happy marriage is long and treacherous. Topping the list are the common hotspots of long-distance relationships, airing dirty laundry in public and, of course, working together. One of the more stressful shared work experiences a couple can endure is the

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Posted July 16, 2014in Cover Story

Bigger. Bolder. Better. Brewfest is back!

Cityview’s Brewfest has become a well-known and highly anticipated event in central Iowa. And while similar beer-tasting festivals have sprung up in Des Moines and across the Midwest, the thousands of Brewfest participants each summer are a testament that this event continues to set the standard. In other words, it’s

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Posted July 09, 2014in Cover Story

Sex, drugs and one last show

To hear them tell it, Motley Crue is really done after this. When Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx swing through Des Moines this week on their “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” tour, it’ll be your last chance to see VH1’s Ninth Best Metal

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Posted July 02, 2014in Cover Story

80/35

Summer is now once again in full swing, and that means it’s time for the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition to rock the downtown corridor with the 80/35 Music Festival. Traditionally, the month surrounding the festival is broken up into three phases: Phase One is the initial lineup announcement. Phase

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Posted June 25, 2014in Cover Story

Creative geniuses

In his “Act of Creation,” Arthur Koestler defined the creative process as a Hegelian dialectic in which an idea is subjected to an antithetical environment from which something original is synthesized. He showed that great discoveries in science, art and humor all resulted from such a similar process. On my

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Posted June 18, 2014in Cover Story

Lou’s Life

Lou Sipolt Jr. has been a staple in the Des Moines entertainment landscape for a quarter-century. In a decade spent as one-half of the beloved morning radio team Lou & Larry, Sipolt, along with his partner Larry Morgan, anchored a lineup that saw 95 KGGO stand as the most popular

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Posted June 11, 2014in Cover Story

Drive to the top

Last December, Zach Johnson had just shanked his golf ball into the water on the 18th hole at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. Prior to the disastrous shot, he and Tiger Woods were locked in a tie and Woods, not one to blink on a golf course, appeared nearly certain

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Posted June 04, 2014in Cover Story

A little less loud. A lot more proud.

In many ways, PrideFest — the capital city’s annual celebration of LGBT unity — is all of us. Drawing in an estimated 10,000-12,000 people annually, PrideFest is a vital, living, breathing thing. It pulses with the lifeblood of a community and embraces each and every one of its children with

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Posted May 28, 2014in Cover Story

CelebrAsian

As Cityview’s Food Dude often points out, the Des Moines metro has become home to a geographically surprising number of quality seafood restaurants of the Asian variety, some of which he’s even put on par with establishments found only in coastal metropolises like New York City. While the praise for

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Posted May 21, 2014in Cover Story

2014 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide

Art Film Music Outdoors Theater

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