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Posted November 04, 2020in Feature 2

In chaos, there is opportunity

In Blake Edwards’ 1959 film “Operation Petticoat,” a devious junior officer played by Tony Curtis seizes a moment of war panic to acquire some things of value. “In chaos, there is opportunity,” he says, driving off on a looting mission. The food industry has a long history of re-invention during

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Posted September 02, 2020in Feature 2

Iowa goes primal

Humankind and its animal compatriots have maintained an adversarial dependency on each other for thousands of years, since long before planting and harvesting were discovered. Survival depended upon hunting and gathering for both sides. Prehistoric humans hunted in packs before the discovery of weapons that could put down a saber-toothed

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Posted August 05, 2020in Feature 2

Ultimate Burger Challenge

They are contradictions on a bun, simultaneously the scourge of nutritionists and the piece de resistance for low carbohydrate and paleo dieters — without the bun. Although they have been around for at least 800 years, hamburgers celebrated their 100th birthday in the last decade. Despite being the most popular

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Posted July 01, 2020in Feature 2

The future of dining and Covid-19 crisis trends

The food business has long operated on the brink of terror. Before the 20th century, when the U.S. became the best-fed country in the history of the world, people were dependent on the whims of the apocalyptic horsemen to feed their families. Prayers and sacrifices were made to save the

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Posted April 01, 2020in Feature 2

The mysterious juice of philanthropy

What’s in a word? A rose may smell as sweet by any other name, but the gift of money doesn’t smell so much as speak. And it speaks the difference between magnificence and mediocrity, health and sickness, pride and shame, survival or death. Derived from the Greek words for “love

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Posted March 04, 2020in Feature 2

Records and Rankings

Humans yearn for orderliness: Where do things stand?… How high are those things stacked?… How far away is this?… What’s the pecking order of that? After understanding where stuff is in relation to other stuff, then our minds are free to ponder: Why?… What can we do to improve?… Who

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Posted February 05, 2020in Feature 2

A new challenge

Iowa Barnstormers enter 2020 with a new coach and some big shoes to fill. Semi-pro indoor football is a fast-paced game of constant change. Just when you thought a battle has been won, it isn’t. On a 60-yard field, with eight players per team, leads disappear faster than a can

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Posted January 01, 2020in Feature 2

Winter Arts & Entertainment Guide

CITYVIEW’s quest to eradicate hibernation continues. Wicked arctic blasts have invaded central Iowa, and Old Man Winter now occupies the region. This evil bully rules with an ice-cold fist while brandishing bad intentions and intimidating the citizenry with malicious sub-zero temperatures. Be on high alert, but fear not! Although CITYVIEW

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Posted December 04, 2019in Feature 2

2019 Des Moines’ most likeable people

A social networking contest and charity event During Roman gladiator fights, getting the thumbs down was a signal to the victorious fighter to put his sword down and spare the life of the loser. The thumbs up, on the other hand, meant death for the conquered party. But CITYVIEW’s Des

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Posted November 06, 2019in Feature 2

Iowa’s best basketball… bar none

Men with elite athletic ability invade Wells Fargo Arena, as the Iowa Wolves begin NBA G League action. More than a half million students lace up basketball sneakers each winter for their respective high school squads. Statistically, each has roughly the same chance of being struck by lightning — 1

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