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Posted April 27, 2016in On The Tube

Dark shadows

  “Penny Dreadful” is back and creepy; “Person of Interest” begins the end.   “Penny Dreadful” Sunday, May 1 (Showtime) Season Premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap returns for Season 3 [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Cover Story

Mr. Drake

  Paul Morrison was hired by Drake University in 1945. He’s been going to work on the campus ever since.   Paul Morrison leaned over a table piled high with [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Sound Notes

  Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is the latest addition to the Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup, performing Aug. 20. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and will run $45-$65. You wanted [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Sound Circuit

Just a little…

  Ira Grace & The Bible Belt Prophets — the Des Moines duo consisting of Marc Bailey and Sara Williams — has been a busy act. But for the past [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Sound Circuit

Lita Ford

  “Time Capsule” Steamhammer When Lita Ford released “Living Like a Runaway” in 2012, she swore up and down that a long, toxic relationship had short-circuited her career and that [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Guest Commentary

The unavoidable learning curve

We’ve actually heard presidential candidate Donald Trump promise that, under his leadership, we’d potentially get “bored” with winning so much and so often. Now, however, we’re seeing him get the [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Locker Room

Back to nature

  Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you love being outdoors? Are you looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Well, look no more. Get outside with [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Tech Talk

Twitter tackles live-streaming with the NFL

  Tech has a unique way of sharing a glimpse of the future before a device, software or service comes to the market — ideas that somehow miraculously develop into [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Political Mercury

Do we trust King to talk Ted out of being Ted?

So the eager suitor shows up to collect your daughter for a date. He’s earnest and honest about his intentions. The young man (let’s call him Taylor) is clear about [...]

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Posted April 20, 2016in Duffy

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