Saturday, May 23, 2015

Posted March 11, 2015in Cover Story

Where’s the (corned) beef?

There probably aren’t many times that someone’s asked what sounds good for lunch and you emphatically answered “boiled cabbage for me, please!” And yet, when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, people call every Irish bar in town to find out which ones haven’t run out of the corned beef

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Posted March 04, 2015in Cover Story


I admit: I have a beard because I am lazy. Some people do it because it makes them feel more masculine or gives their face more definition. I just hate to shave. The current hip term for good-looking guys with beards is “Lumbersexual.” I am not a Lumbersexual. What I

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Posted February 25, 2015in Cover Story

Best of Des Moines

Every year, Cityview holds its Best Of Des Moines contest to honor those people and businesses that are doing things right in the community. The awards have grown even bigger this year, with new categories and thousands of voters sharing their opinions on everything from the Best Onion Rings in

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Posted February 18, 2015in Cover Story

Ski Iowa?

Yes, there’s powder to be found and exercise to be had at a number of ski hills and flat grounds across our state. Maybe you have not looked outside in a while, but here is a news flash for you: It is wintertime out there. For many of us, that

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Posted February 11, 2015in Cover Story

Server status

Waiting tables is not a glamorous job. If you’ve ever done it, you understand how difficult it can be at times. And if you’ve never done it, you probably don’t realize how much work goes into it. From being yelled at to receiving rude notes, servers experience more than their

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Posted February 04, 2015in Cover Story

Pay to park

In virtually any city of respectable size, there will likely be a parking meter. The further away from the downtown corridor you get, the less likely you are to see them due to the increase in residential parking and businesses with parking lots, but most downtowns are full of them.

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Posted January 28, 2015in Cover Story

Winter Arts & Entertainment Guide

From legendary concerts to award-winning musicals, we’ve got everything you need to plan your next outing. FILM “Fifty Shades of Grey” Feb. 13 Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, starring Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle and Jamie Dornan Rated R Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a romantic movie to see with your

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Posted January 21, 2015in Cover Story

Breached! The Dangers of the Digital Era

Can anyone truly prepare for a crisis? One can purchase insurance, open a rainy day savings account or plan an escape route in case of a fire. But being prepared for a crisis, in a way, changes the very definition of the word. For instance, imagine reaching for your phone

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Posted January 14, 2015in Cover Story

Two Sides of the Coin

Des Moines has been at the top of multiple national listings in varying “best of” categories recently — everything from “best up-and-coming city for foodies” to “best city for young professionals.” It’s nice to see Iowa’s capital city recognized for its progress — scores of people have put in a

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Posted January 07, 2015in Cover Story

The Metro’s Greatest Bathrooms

  Let’s be honest: It doesn’t matter how hardcore or badass you are, nobody relishes the idea of being in a bar and realizing “I have to poop.” For most places, restrooms are an afterthought, a section of floor space that makes your business absolutely no money, but that you

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