Sunday, November 29, 2015

Posted November 25, 2015in Cover Story, Homepage Cover Story

Black Friday

Long lines curving through the store, massive crowds pushing up against the walls and piles of clothes strewn about the tables and floor. That’s what millions of people will be leaving their Thanksgiving celebrations for when malls open their doors at 6 p.m. For years, Black Friday has been extending

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Posted November 18, 2015in Cover Story

Des Moines’ Sexiest People 2015

Cityview readers nominated them, now you get to decide who Des Moines’ Sexiest man and woman are on Friday, Dec. 4. In the six years of Des Moines’ Sexiest People voting, our readers have introduced us to some inspiring, motivated and community-centered people residing in the Des Moines area. We’ve

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Posted November 11, 2015in Cover Story

Wheels to nowhere

If you had to name the one thing that sets Des Moines apart from any other city, what would that be? Des Moines is absolutely a great place to live, but what makes it a destination worth driving to, spending a few hundred dollars on a weekend in a hotel

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Posted November 04, 2015in Cover Story

Seeking the truth

Bill Maher is the closest any of us alive today will get to fulfilling every definition of the word “iconoclast.” In the Byzantine era, some 700 years after the events depicted in the Bible, iconoclasts were people who literally destroyed religious imagery. Maher — a loudly outspoken atheist — has

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Posted October 28, 2015in Cover Story

What we fear

Horror movies and ghost stories were once virtually exclusive to Halloween, the day in which thrill seekers indulge in haunted houses with chainsaw-wielding, masked serial killers who invoke blood-curdling screams. But not anymore. Society’s lust for a good scare now stretches well beyond a single day of the year. For

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Posted October 21, 2015in Cover Story

Fall books guide

Yet another summer has come and gone, and we find ourselves in the midst of fall, waiting for winter to wrap its chilly arms around us. Many of us think of summer as a time to relax, put our feet up and finally get around to reading that stack of

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Posted October 07, 2015in Cover Story

Game on

One of the biggest joys of seeing Des Moines grow and improve during the past decade or so is the fact that we now live in a town that features professional sports year-round. Between the Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Cubs and Iowa Energy, winter, spring and summer are all well stocked

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Posted September 30, 2015in Cover Story

Honeymoons gone bad

The honeymoon is the paradox of romance. Theoretically, it plays out as scripted in bridal show dreams conjured from the promotions of high-end resorts. Like all things theoretical, honeymoons sometimes fail the test of real-world complications such as delayed flights, missed connections, downgraded rooms, bad weather and unrealistic expectations. The

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Posted September 23, 2015in Cover Story

100 Favorite Bars

When people see the cover of this issue, they sometimes ask, “100 bars? Isn’t that pretty much all of them in Des Moines?” Those people clearly don’t know the metro area very well. The Des Moines area is home to hundreds — plural — of bars, restaurants and other quirky places

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Posted September 16, 2015in Cover Story

Stripping pounds, not clothes

Have you been looking forward to the gymnastics competitions at the 2016 Olympics? There may be a whole other reason to get excited. The International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA) says they are seeking to gain the International Olympic Committee’s recognition of pole dance as a sport. All signs are

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