Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Posted May 20, 2015in Cover Story

Summer Art & Entertainment Guide

Music By Chad Taylor Summer wouldn’t be complete without a plethora of outdoor concerts to keep all the music lovers happy. Though there’s no way we could pack all the music offerings Des Moines has into one issue, we’ve done our best to make this list as all-inclusive as possible.

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Posted May 13, 2015in Cover Story

Travel to eat!

From kranskake to rhubarb pie, or strawberries to barbecue, expand your culinary tastes at these diverse Iowa food festivals Why do we travel? Aesop answered that question simply. “Adventure is worthwhile.” Gustave Flaubert considered it humbling. “Travel makes us modest. It reveals what a tiny part of the world you

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Posted May 06, 2015in Cover Story

Summer music festivals

We are gearing up for my favorite portion of the year, boys and girls: Festival time! As the weather gets warmer, people start looking for more and more outdoor activities, and when people start heading outside in droves, bands follow. No matter what kind of music you are into, no

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Posted April 29, 2015in Cover Story

Vacationing in… Iowa

As the school year winds down and the temperatures climb, families are packing their bags and leaving for summer vacation. But for those looking to save a few bucks, there’s nothing quite like a staycation at one of Iowa’s many tourist destinations. Whether a recent resident or a lifelong Iowan,

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Posted April 22, 2015in Cover Story


Few people can say they have sustained two broken thumbs, a broken ankle, a badly bruised knee and multiple concussions and then finish by saying that they’ve been pretty fortunate in their careers. But bull riders are not like “average” people. They spend most of their lives training every day

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Posted April 15, 2015in Cover Story

Golfing in Iowa

The snow of winter has finally melted, and the cool rains of April have brought the color back to Des Moines. Flowers are blooming, grass is turning green, and we will soon be reminded of what sunshine and a good tan looks like. It’s time to get outside and enjoy

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Posted April 08, 2015in Cover Story

Choice Awards – Cityview’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence

Keepers of tradition honored with Cityview’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence awards The idea for this story originated a decade ago and was inspired by Japan’s Living National Treasures. That program honors “preservers of important intangible cultural properties.” In the years immediately after World War II, anxiety arose in Japan

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Posted March 31, 2015in Cover Story

Urban Livestock

Greg Cabbot started his backyard garden in Johnston with just a few tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs back in 2006 because he wasn’t satisfied with the produce at local grocery stores. Living in the city all his life, he never had much experience with gardening. With the help of the Internet,

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Posted March 25, 2015in Cover Story

Taking charge

There is a new music venue opening in Des Moines soon. Anyone even mildly interested in, or associated with, the local music scene will tell you this is a good thing, in no small part because it seems like quality places that support local music have become something of an

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Posted March 18, 2015in Cover Story

Eyes in the sky

As the use of private, military and commercial drones increase, the debate over privacy, policy and ethics heats up as well. Ready or not, the future has arrived. Maybe not the full-blown starships, flying cars and hoverboards future just yet, but with the advent of publicly available personal drones, we’re

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