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Posted September 30, 2015in Book Review


Jonathan Franzen’s newest novel, “Purity,” is his most contemporary novel to date, dealing with subjects such as student debt, the Internet, hackers/leakers and murder. “Purity” is Franzen’s most worldly novel, [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Guest Commentary

America can be ‘Great’ — despite Trump and GOP debates

Say what you will — and we all have — the lead up to the 2016 election so far is….is….is? Well, maybe Shakespeare characterized much of the give-and-take among presidential [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in The Sound

Down with the sickness

Evolution is not always a painless process. It is, however, vital for continued survival and growth. Abisha Uhl, front-woman for Minneapolis-based power pop act Sick of Sarah, has understood that [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Civic Skinny, Featured Story

Big payday set for Mell Meredith and Tom Meredith.

Mell Meredith and Tom Meredith — the two senior members of the founding family of Meredith Corp. — control Meredith stock that will be swapped for $182 million in cash [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind

Social media star Eric Dunn, 22, was arrested in September and charged with trespassing and resisting an officer when he was acting unruly at a Florida Atlantic University football game. [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

Aim high for a good cause

Many residents of Waukee already know how great their fire department is, but this weekend is a chance to see firsthand. The Waukee Fire Department strives to be involved with [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in What the?

Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Email to: Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “Oh, man! I got ripped off at the gas station again!” -Mel D. [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Sound Check

Ryan Adams “1989” Atlantic Ryan Adams has done something seemingly impossible. He has opened up Taylor Swift’s music to an audience of people who would never have listened to the [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in Belly Up To..., Featured Story

Burger Daddy fills a need in Grimes

There’s a new place to get your burger fix in Grimes, and it’s also making a name for itself in game day locales. Burger Daddy opened in September in the [...]

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Posted September 30, 2015in On the Move

Cuban restaurant opens in East Village

Ceviche Bar opened on Sept. 18 at 223 E. Walnut St. in Des Moines’ East Village. Tanya Suarez Tigner opened the authentic Cuban restaurant to share her family’s Cuban sandwich [...]

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