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Posted October 28, 2015in Sound Notes

The Hinterland Music Festival has announced the dates for 2016. Circle Aug. 5 and 6 on your calendars, and stay tuned to www.hinterlandiowa.com for more show announcements. Congratulations are in [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Book Review

“Welcome to Night Vale”

“A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale.” For those [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Film Review

May not compute

“Steve Jobs” is, by most measures, not doing well at the box office. The decision to give the film a limited initial release seems to have backfired, and it would [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Center Stage

Newlywed pratfalls

The other night, I heard a jazz singer cover an old chestnut about how “wives should always be lovers, too.” An earworm from the “Mad Men” era, the song urges [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in On The Tube

Bloodbath and Beyond

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” Saturday, Oct. 31 (Starz) Series Debut: Attention S-Mart shoppers: Ash (Bruce Campbell), and his Boomstick and chainsaw, are back! After three decades of doing little besides [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Duffy

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Posted October 28, 2015in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in…

Paid on Oct. 15 Amount: $45.22 To: G&K Services For: Various products Amount: $202.50 To: Perk’s Auto Spa LLC For: Full detail interior and exterior and additional pet hair removal [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Your View

I think April Fools’ Day came a little late for Mr. Douglas Burns this year. All right, I get that the point of his article is that people get more [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Political Mercury

Senate hopeful Hogg looks to challenge man he calls ‘living legend’

One of Rob Hogg’s campaign pitches could be called a reverse Bruce Braley. Hogg, a veteran Iowa legislator seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, speaks of his would-be general-election [...]

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Posted October 28, 2015in Tech Talk

Nintendo makes it to middle age

Why is it that almost anything deemed “classic” is an original? Remakes, spinoffs, “new and improved” — none of these iterations seem to grab the culture like the original. The [...]

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