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Posted March 26, 2014in On The Tube

The dark and damp side of polygamy

For the life of me, I will never understand polygamy. Never mind that I watch TV for a living and thus am both intellectually and physically undesirable to a woman [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Center Stage

Playhouse turned ‘Animal Farm’

“Four legs — woof! Two legs — ba-a-a!” Recognize the refrain? It’s from “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell, one of those books kids are supposed to read in middle school. [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Iowa

Amount: $1,200 To: McDonald’s For: Salt packets to cover local roads following the depletion of the city of Des Moines’ salt stock.   Amount: $1,593.22 To: Fred Hoiberg For: Purchase [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Cover Story

Snake Bite

Traffic is flowing across the Grand Avenue Bridge as freely as the Walnut Creek waters below it. But thousands of local and commuting motorists traversing the creek via winding residential [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Political Mercury

Cars for Casseroles plan

One of the Iowa conservative movement’s more skilled tacticians is expected to roll out a controversial new legislative initiative that would bar women from driving motor vehicles in the State [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Rap Sheet

On the clock

  Published arrest charges are obtained from official law enforcement records, which are available to the public. All who are charged are innocent until proven guilty, except for this dude. [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in The Sound

80/35 Music Festival 2014 lineup uncovered

The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is notoriously tight-lipped regarding the lineup for each year’s 80/35 Music Festival. While the bands are booked months in advance, details are kept under [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Book Review

‘No Pulp, Please’ is less than enlightening

Review by Kris Kelly Gannett, Inc. 2/29/14 80 pp. First-time author and former Gannett Inc. staff writer Aric Jones squeezes the pulpy backstory out of one of the Des Moines [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in Your View

Pucker up, Vander Prude

Last week’s issue was completely and utterly, positively and without a doubt a pointless waste of ink and paper (“God and Gays,” March 20). On the cover, the subhead reads: [...]

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Posted March 26, 2014in News of the Weird

San Francisco’s No. 1 Problem The ecology-conscious city (having recently encouraged routine composting of dinner leftovers) is now considering environment-friendly public urinals such as the PPlanter created by engineer Brent [...]

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