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Posted October 31, 2018in Feature 1

Our ever-changing diets

What we eat, what we should eat and what we will be eating soon. What we eat and what so-called experts tell us we should eat are like airplanes with no [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Feature 2

The Soul of Restaurants

What is it about our local dining establishments — or who is it — that make them special? Restaurants are so much a part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine a [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Feature 3

Show Time!

Iowa Wolves begin play on Nov. 2 at Wells Fargo Arena. Coming soon to a theater near you — Wells Fargo Arena — is Iowa’s most talented group of roundballers. The Iowa Wolves are [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Civic Skinny

Finances of county-owned hotel? None of your business. Clark Kauffman leaves Register. Tirrell accused of abuse.

How’s the new Hilton convention hotel doing in downtown Des Moines? Who knows? Somebody does — probably a lot of somebodies — but not you, even though as a taxpayer [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Political Mercury

Let me go to the bathroom on my own

Enduring some disquieting treatment in President Trump’s Council Bluffs media pen On this night in Council Bluffs, there would be the stage antics, the stand-up routine from the president, the [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Film Review

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

A 2-hour-and-20-minute film with more style than substance A man wearing a long trench coat and matching fedora enters a hotel room cautiously. Once inside, he immediately locks the door [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Food Dude

Eggs & Jam, a fan I am

Eggs & Jam is a rare bird in Des Moines. Its exact array of plumage, diet and song has not been seen or heard here before. The breakfast hotspot is [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Your Neighbors


Licensed to hate and “officially awesome,” this Terrorhead helped orchestrate an official Guinness Book world record. A certificate hanging on Charlie Edrington’s wall says he helped organize “the loudest roar at a sports [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Joe's Neighborhood

Jim Duncan – 30 years and counting

He’s not your traditional food critic. “The guys running this restaurant are from Hyderabad, India.” Now you just have to wait for it, folks. There’s always more. His mind is [...]

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Posted October 31, 2018in Center Stage

The staying power of a highly caffeinated comedy

“Triple Espresso” is a regular part of central Iowa’s cultural landscape since its original, record-setting run in 2002. Having experienced this laugh-filled show many times, I can’t recall a single [...]

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