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Posted November 30, 2016in Just Released

Neil Diamond to play Des Moines

Live Nation announced today that music icon, Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, will celebrate his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Cover Story

Winter Arts & Entertainment

Film “Jackie” Dec. 2 Directed by Pablo Larraín, starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig Rated R Natalie Portman plays a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy in this biographical drama outlining [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Feature 2

Gifts for the Kitchen: Dehydrators, blenders, slicers, scales, cookbooks and more for this holiday season

Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, America’s greatest food writer, best explained why food gifts trump all others. “First we eat, then we do everything else,” she said. There are innumerable other [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Civic Skinny

Merry Christmas…

Twelve drummers drumming… …to recognize  the great work done by Anawim Housing…and Margaret Toomey, who has done so much for so many…and the folks at Art Force Iowa, who change [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Uncategorized

Des Moines’ most “likeable” people

When we asked Cityview readers to tell us who they thought was “likeable,” they responded with dozens of nominations ranging from newscasters and politicians to school teachers and business owners. [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Political Mercury

5 takes on President-elect Donald Trump

1. Accept the results of the election, kids. Trump won. Full stop. Disgruntled millennials in Portland, Oregon, and tea cuppers who crack when the microbrewery short stocks their favorite craft [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Film Review

War of the words

If you could see your life so far flashing in front of you, would you change things? “Arrival” is an introspective, philosophical and existentially inclined movie that unfolds in a [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Food Dude

Butler Café defies history

Don’t get into the grocery store business. Margins are so small that only the supersized can survive. That has been good advice for 50 years now. It also helps explain [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Your Neighbors

Santa in a tree house: Beaverdale neighborhood goes all out

A real estate purchase agreement is generally a boring, black-and-white, contractually binding document that is typically devoid of holiday cheer. Bill and Sarah Thorn knew that buying a house was [...]

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Posted November 30, 2016in Joe's Neighborhood


“Keep pumping your arms, Joe. Legs up and squeezed together. Shoulder blades on your back. Keep that pelvis on the mat. Belly button in and up. That’s it.” The hard-bodied, [...]

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