Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cover Story
Flying High

The Iowa Barnstormers begin its second season in the Indoor Football League (IFL) with high spirits and higher expectations. After an inaugural IFL season that saw the team finish with a 6-8 record, second-year coach Joe Brannen has restocked his defensive line, secured a top-flight quarterback and is taking aim at the playoffs. “Last year […]

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Center Stage
Bop brought back to life

Who can say how many great songs we lost one Iowa morning in 1959?  That February, the 22-year-old Buddy Holly was just hitting his stride. A phenom out of Texas with a string of catchy originals, he had his first No. 1, “That’ll Be the Day.” But following a gig at the famous Surf Ballroom […]

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The Sound
Still naughty after all these years

In the vast, sprawling world of hip-hop, Naughty By Nature has been playing the game longer than most. As the group gets ready to embark upon a 25th anniversary tour this year accompanied by a new EP and documentary film — members Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee are able to look back at […]

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Civic Skinny
Cruz crows as caucuses hurt the Dems and Branstad.

The Iowa Democratic Party and the Iowa governor were the biggest losers in the caucus. The party lost because the Democratic caucuses were a mess. With a week to go, the party still was searching for chairpersons at some of the 1,681 sites, and it still was moving around locations. And it underestimated the turnout. […]

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Film Review
Hail mediocrity

We often expect too much of the Coen bothers because we know they are capable of greatness. In the pantheon of their films — there have been 17 in all — most agree that some combination of “Fargo,” “No Country For Old Men,” “Raising Arizona,” “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “The Big Lebowski” and “True […]

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Nightlife Photos
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