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Posted June 08, 2016in Cover Story

Pride Fest June 10-12 festival is as East Village as apple pie

    Iowans are famous for being “Iowa nice,” but Des Moines made history in 1977 by way of a press conference where two non-Iowan activists and a slice of [...]

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Posted June 01, 2016in Cover Story

2016 CHOICE Awards
Cityview’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence
We recognize central Iowa’s culinary trendsetters with our second annual CHOICE Awards

This story is about an honor inspired three decades ago by Japan’s Living National Treasures. That internationally famous program venerated “preservers of important intangible cultural properties.” During the years of [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Cover Story

2016 Summer Arts and Entertainment

Art By Jeff Pitts and Julie Paulson School’s out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take in some culture and “high society.” Throughout the summer season, high quality art is [...]

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Posted May 18, 2016in Cover Story

Another star

  Des Moines Menace men’s soccer team is on the hunt for its next PDL championship   It’s the first day of practice for the Des Moines men’s Menace soccer [...]

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Posted May 11, 2016in Homepage Cover Story

Keeper of the Legacy

  Beach Boys frontman Mike Love talks about the good — and bad — vibrations of the past 50 years. It can be easy to forget how great the Beach [...]

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Posted May 04, 2016in Cover Story, Homepage Cover Story

SoundOFF Stands Out

Twenty years and 1,000 episodes of sports-fueled lunacy on Sunday night TV. In the summer of 1999, I was obsessed with WHO-TV’s offbeat sports call-in show, “SoundOFF.” Every week, WHO [...]

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Posted April 27, 2016in Homepage Cover Story

Traveling in Iowa

Our annual guide to some of Iowa’s famous, quirky and lesser-known attractions   It’s almost summer. Playing hooky is underrated. Life is short. Gas is $2 a gallon. Pick whatever [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Cover Story

Mr. Drake

  Paul Morrison was hired by Drake University in 1945. He’s been going to work on the campus ever since.   Paul Morrison leaned over a table piled high with [...]

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Posted April 13, 2016in Cover Story

downtown auto dealers

  Where did they go? And will they ever come back? Zombie Burger is located where a used car lot used to be. East Village eatery, Alba, is inside what [...]

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Posted April 06, 2016in Cover Story

Play Ball!

  Summer is almost upon us, and with it comes another season of Iowa Cubs baseball. Spring training has wrapped up, and the April 7 opening day is upon us. [...]

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