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Posted December 26, 2012in Uncategorized

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Posted December 26, 2012in Sore Thumbs

The Top Five Games of 2012

1.) ‘JOURNEY’ (E) Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Network The best game of the year can be finished in a single sitting. In fact, it has to be. You don’t get [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines

Amount: $12,651.27 To: Menards Inc. For: Purchase of construction materials for a lean-to building at Supply Yard South, including delivery $49.95 in delivery fees.   Amount: $1,750 To: 1 Staff [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Geek Chic

Instagate: Much ado about nothing

The popular photo-sharing website Instagram modified its legal terms of service last week causing insta-outrage across the Internet. Many interpreted it as Instagram allowing itself to “sell” users’ images to [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Good Bad Ugly

The good The National Family Partnership (NFP) recently announced the winners of the 2012 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest: “The Best Me Is Drug Free.” The nation’s oldest and largest [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Your View

Together we make Des Moines better I just wanted to send a quick note of appreciation for the innovative approach to Chad Taylor’s feature story about the Wild Rose Independent [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Book Review, Recent Posts

‘Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch Random House Nov. 13, 2012 $35 800 pp. Another biography of Thomas Jefferson! Jon Meacham has written an authoritative, detailed biography of [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Recent Posts, Sound Notes

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week

By the time everyone reads this — no doubt from the comfort of your new smoking jacket or Trans Am, or whatever people give one another as gifts nowadays — [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Sound Stage

We’re just about ready to put a bow on another 365. The only piece of advice I’d give you for the year ahead is: Don’t buy a new calendar until [...]

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Posted December 26, 2012in Recent Posts, Sound Check

CD Reviews

Various Artists ‘JDR Winter Mixtape’ Jeffery Drag Records Nashville-based Jeffery Drag has fairly quickly established itself as one of the finer establishments for all the various flavors of punk music [...]

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