A CURIOUS COLLECTION

Reviewed By Michael Morain.

Few stories from the art world capture the popular imagination quite like the ones that emerge every so often about a long-gone Rembrandt or Picasso that somebody found in an attic or garage.

ia Magazine Invites You

Our annual sister publication, ia magazine, will be the showpiece of a new-issue launch party Tuesday, Sept. 27, and we’d love to have you join in this celebration. ia brings some of the character of dsm to statewide stories, and this issue will take you to scores of fascinating sites from every corner of Iowa. […]

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2016 SAGES OVER 70

Once again, Greater Des Moines has shown us how fortunate we are to live in a community shaped and guided by generous mentors. Reviewing nominations for dsm’s annual Sages Over 70 honor never gets easier, but it’s a challenge we have come to welcome, with its opportunity to consider so many uplifting examples of selfless […]



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‘SALESMAN’ LIVES ON

dsm Review by Michael Morain The suitcase goes first. The slump-shouldered man who appears first in iconic silhouette in Repertory Theater of Iowa’s revival of “Death of a Salesman” sets the case down as soon as he returns home from another business trip. But it’s not the only thing that slips from his grip over […]

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ANGELA DAVIS VISITS

We’re betting that Angela Davis’ presentation for the Chrysalis Foundation’s “Inspired” fundraiser Sept. 29 will be fascinating, enlightening and provocative. That’s because she is. Davis, who will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon, is an internationally known social justice activist, author and educator. Many may recognize Davis’ name from her days in the 1960s […]

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SYMPHONY SEASON

The 79th season of the Des Moines Symphony kicks off this weekend, and the symphony is sure to play better than some of our favorite football teams did last weekend. The opening program in the Symphony’s Masterworks Series features popular favorites–Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” […]

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FASHION FEST

A new three-day event Sept. 21-23 will spotlight Des Moines and Midwest fashion designers plus fall collections from local boutiques. Called Des Moines Fashion Week, the event is being produced by Camille Renee and will include the following shows: Opening night show, Sept. 21, Sticks (400 E. Locust St.): Accessories from Massimiliano “Max” Stanco, the […]

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TOP BARTENDERS

  By Wini Moranville Josh O’Connell from Black Sheep Social Club in Cedar Rapids took top honors in the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2016 Mixology Championship held last week at Vivian’s Diner + Drinks in downtown Des Moines. Django’s CJ Ryherd was runner-up. Recipes included a head-turning array of ingredients, including Heirloom Thai Chile Syrup, Swisher […]

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MAKING WAVES

Bill Stowe of Des Moines Water Works has been the focus of withering criticism since leading a controversial lawsuit against three upstream counties over responsibilities for water quality. See this story from the new issue of dsm magazine for an inside look at this newsmaker in his own words, and discover the inspiration he has […]

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