Thursday, October 8, 2015

Posted October 07, 2015in Cover Story, Homepage 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 October 07, 2015in Homepage Cover Story, The Sound

A masterpiece in the works

Soulfly front man Max Cavalera is no stranger to the metal scene. Before Soulfly started in 1997, Cavelera was the vocalist/guitarist for Sepultura, one of the most influential metal acts of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Co-founding that band when he was just 14, Cavalera has been involved in

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Posted October 07, 2015in Center Stage, Homepage Cover Story

Millennials in tight spaces

Tim Wisgerhof liked the lamp. The prop arrived just before a late rehearsal of “Bad Jews,” and Wisgerhof, as set designer, had to approve. Just seeing the man’s smile, you knew the lamp would work; its heavy shade like a weight hanging over some actor’s head. The set, a Manhattan

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Posted October 07, 2015in Film Review, Homepage Cover Story

Life on Mars

At the end of the day, maybe the best thing that you can say about “The Martian” is that it illustrates how Hollywood can make the safe, boring story choice and still manage to create a completely engrossing film. “The Martian” is the new Ridley Scott film based on the

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Posted October 07, 2015in Civic Skinny, Homepage Cover Story

No taxes are levied on $2.5 billion of Polk property.

The National Pork Producers is headquartered in a handsome building in Clive. It is assessed at $3,291,000. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has a 6,000-square-foot lodge on Bloomfield Road assessed at $308,000. The PEO has its national headquarters in two nice buildings at 37th Street and Grand Avenue in Des

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