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Posted August 28, 2013in Food Dude

Akebono 515 continues Des Moines’ sushi roll

The last 10 years brought a sushi renaissance to Des Moines. I realized the depth of our town’s craving for raw fish and rice at a food court this summer. [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Sound Notes

We’ve been nothing short of foolish for not mentioning it before now, but congratulations are due to central Iowa’s own musician/artist/renaissance man Chad Elliott for being the 2013 Iowa Blues [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Political Mercury

Will ‘family values’ folks embrace a bare branch?

There’s a term in China and India for men like me and U.S. Senate candidate David Young: bare branches. We’re single, never-married, with no kids — branches on a family [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Cover Story

Ultimate Noodle Challenge

Noodles have stabilized Iowa’s diet since our ancestors first cleared fields and planted seeds. Their simple paste of flour and water has stretched food dollars through 200 winters, a Civil [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Tech Talk

The gift of GIFs

If there is one thing technology is not, it’s cyclical. Once it becomes outmoded, technology is more or less immediately forgotten. Bulky computer monitors, floppy discs and audio cassettes are [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Your View

Another birther movement?

Ted Cruz is the first Hispanic to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Texas. He wants to be President of the United States. But is he eligible? He was [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Leaders from Des Moines Public Schools, Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College are working together to form a new partnership to recruit, educate and hire more [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Sore Thumbs

‘DUCKTALES REMASTERED’ (E) **** Capcom PlayStation Network If upon hearing the word, “DuckTales,” your first thought is, “woo-hoo,” then this game was made specifically for you. Such was the refrain [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Sound Stage

A tale of two shows

This past Saturday, downtown Des Moines was witness to two big shows at different ends of the downtown corridor, and attending both was an exercise in contrasts, to be sure. [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in The Sound

Parlours games

“I’ll be driving in the car, and I’ll have a melody. Last night as I was going to bed, I had a melody idea in my head, so I just [...]

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