Monday, December 22, 2014

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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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Posted August 20, 2014in Cover Story

2014 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide

The days might be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean the list of fun and exciting things to do in Des Moines is shrinking as well. Gone are the days of hot weather and water-fueled fun; now it’s time for pumpkin patches, hot chocolate and holidays. It’s time to pull

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Posted August 20, 2014in Cover Story

2014 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide- Theater

Although films and TV dramas are able to satisfy all kinds of fantasy one has in mind, with all the fictional and non-fictional stories in addition to CGI effects that are getting more realistic day by day, there is one aspect that holds the flat screens back from matching up

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Posted August 20, 2014in Cover Story

2014 Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide- Music

From large venues to small, we’ve listed the talented musical acts visiting the metro this fall to our best abilities. It may not be all-inclusive, as there are literally hundreds of shows to choose from this fall. To finish up summer, though, there are still plenty of headliners on outdoor

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