Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Feature Story
Central Iowa Summer Sports Preview

I-Cubs, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Menace. We can’t wait!  Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez top the list of current Chicago Cubs superstars who have honed their craft at Principal [...]

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Business Feature
Productivity, protection and privacy

What happens when employers and employees disagree on COVID-19 vaccinations? When many business owners closed their doors and sent employees home to work remotely, and/or instituted social distancing policies in [...]

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Political Mercury
We must see ourselves as part of our nation’s diversity

In an age of scarcity (for many) and excess (for the few), the language and policies of diversity become zero-sum. What another gets, you lose. So goes the polarized thinking that [...]

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Film Review
‘Mortal Kombat’

“Mortal Kombat” focuses its story initially on down-on-his-luck MMA Fighter and family man Cole Young (Lewis Tan). After being recruited by Jax (Mehcad Brooks) to join the Earthrealm warriors in [...]

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Food Dude
Restaurants with vibes

A friend who was back in town recently wanted to meet “someplace with a distinctive vibe, like Rusty Scupper and Lloyd’s London Grill back in their day.” I suggested Fresko, [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
Remembering ‘A Thief in the Night’

Des Moines’ forgotten history includes the making of feature-length Christian films in the 1970s. It actually goes back to the late 1960s with a man named Russ Doughten from Carlisle [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Bedtime rituals

The reading of the second book is always the most challenging. I sit next to my 2-year-old son and force my eyes wide while reading that riveting thriller “One Fish, Two [...]

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Center Stage
Renaissance fairs mark their 2021 return

As the refrain proclaims, “Tra-la! It’s May! The lusty month of May!” (from “Camelot”) promises performances to engage, entertain and inspire. As venues open, led by the Des Moines Playhouse’s [...]

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Cars in the City
Mustang Mach-E SUV: The iconic car has a new role.

As I contemplated driving a new Ford Mustang Mach-E, I was excited to feature a car from my youth. The Ford Mustang is the bestselling two-door sports car made in [...]

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Sound Circuit
Matt Woods: Local blues musician credits his Iowa mentors

Matt Woods, an American roots and blues musician, spins the musical roulette each month. One night, his band, The Matt Woods Band, entertains the crowd. The next night, he strums [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

Which ice cream flavor would you choose?

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