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YP reporter Josh Hafner takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Josh Hafner

Amytrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an awful neurodegenerative disease well worth our focus and research. It has no treatment or cure and is, along with myriad other problems in our world, a wrong that needs […] Read More


Ameena Rasheed. (Juice file photo)

Ameena Rasheed: The good old days of social media

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed

For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been in an open relationship with the Internet. In high school, my best friend Darrell and I ended up not so randomly creating pages on MySpace after trolling […] Read More


Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo from "Game of Thrones"

Jason Momoa appearing on ‘Drunk History’ tonight

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

Iowa raised/Doraki-bred actor Jason Momoa will be appearing on tonight’s episode of “Drunk History” on Comedy Central. Momoa will in the re-enactment portion of the show, playing native American athlete Jim Thorpe. Comedian Preston Flagg is […] Read More


Professor Prometheus performers Brittney Marine, 29, and Alex Smiley, 20, eat fire at the Magnolia Kitchen and Grocery food truck in West Des Moines.

2014 Hot Issue: Food trucks in central Iowa

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Josh Hafner

Des Moines has seen itself grow into a relatively hip and forward-thinking city in recent years, with bike trails, public art, great craft beer and a booming farmers market. If there’s one gem missing from Des […] Read More


Professor Prometheus performers Brittney Marine, 29, Kelvin Robinson, 27, Devan Dahle, 37, Emily Ogden, 23, Abbey Braband, 24, Alex Smiley, 20, Jack Wolf, 32, and Lacey Cornick, 22.

2014 Hot Issue: Outdoor concerts

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

The best places to see a concert in the summer have no roof or walls. Simon Estes Amphitheater, Western Gateway Park, Brenton Skating Plaza and other locations all offer Des Moines a chance to enjoy music […] Read More





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