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Posted November 26, 2014in On the Move

Cozy Café open six months after fire damage

After suffering major smoke damage when the pizza oven burned a few nearby pizza boxes in June, the Cozy Café located at 5405 Douglas Ave. has reopened. Owner Mark Linebach [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in News of the Weird

Weird patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ tax records to help build public support for the country’s vast welfare state. [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Film Review

‘Mockingjay, Part 1” a tedious affair

“Mockingjay, Part I” Rated PG-13 130 minutes Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore and Liam Hemsworth This is the world we live in. When movie franchises now make billions of dollars [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Locker Room

Turkey Trot

Building up an appetite isn’t particularly difficult this time of year. Warm food season brings the wonderful aromas that entice people to have just one more scoop, one more bowl [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Cover Story

Des Moines’ Sexiest People 2014

We’ve learned from the last five years of Des Moines’ Sexiest People candidates that sexy is more than just a description of one’s appearance (although that certainly helps). This year’s [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in GoodNightIowa

It’s Thanksgiving, the time of year when politicians — including Gov. Branstad — take time to pardon turkeys ahead of the big holiday meal… I always wonder what happens to [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Duffy

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Posted November 26, 2014in Food Dude

Hy-Vee Market Café

After touring northern Arkansas, I came home with a new appreciation for the basic comforts of our local food scene. For instance, I ate 13 meals in the Delta and [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Your View

Reader enjoyed ‘Doing Time’

Great cover story last week (“Doing Time in Des Moines”). I enjoyed reading of this committed activist and the challenges he faced by choosing to serve jail time. After author Steve [...]

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Posted November 26, 2014in Belly Up To...

Enjoy a night of western fun at Cowboy Jack’s

At Cowboy Jack’s, Daisy Duke will be your server, and you’re sure to find cousins Bo and Luke at the bar, never meaning no harm. It is a relaxed and [...]

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