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Posted May 25, 2016in Cover Story

2016 Summer Arts and Entertainment

Art By Jeff Pitts and Julie Paulson School’s out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take in some culture and “high society.” Throughout the summer season, high quality art is [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Art News

Glenn Brown — past is prologue

    “The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.”  — William Faulkner   “Glenn Brown” opened at the Des Moines Art Center last week and plays through August 28. [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Duffy

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Posted May 25, 2016in Book Review

‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS’

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Joby Warrick’s newest book, “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” recently garnered him the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and it’s easy to see why. The book [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Center Stage

Elves and aerial artists

  Performance around Des Moines keeps trying out new ventures. Just this spring, the city offers both experimental theater and “King Lear.” Two wilder options in the coming days showcase [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in What the?

Think you’re funny?

Send us your best caption… Email to: Next week’s photo: This week’s winner:     “It was the first and last time Margaret asked her husband to pick up [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Food Dude

Business is bustling at Safari

  At 5 p.m. on a recent Sunday, three hours before closing time, I tried to order a few things from Des Moines’ newest African café — Safari. Fish? Sorry, [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind?

Wendell Pierce, 53, star of HBO series “The Wire,” was arrested recently after assaulting a woman at a hotel. Pierce allegedly got into a disagreement with the woman while discussing [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in Belly Up To...

A new meaning for ‘bottoms up’ at C.J.’s II Tap

If you’re ever on the floor at C.J.’s II Tap — the bar owned by Claude Johns on East 30th Street near the Iowa State Fairgrounds —  and wondering where [...]

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Posted May 25, 2016in The Sound

Staying authentic

Every band — or at least every band that is doing it right — places a premium on authenticity. You should be true to the music, and the music should [...]

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