dsm Nov/Dec 2017

On the Cover – Nov/Dec 17

Detail from an installation by artist Olivia Valentine, who, along with her equally talented ...

The Things They Carry – Nov/Dec 17

Robyn Bartholomew Detective A 25-year veteran of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Robyn Bartholomew, ...

The Honeymooners

Writer: Kelly Roberson If you’re the bride or groom in one of the more ...

Does Love Ever Die?

When my first wife died, I was profoundly grieved by her passing, even though ...

Making the Grade

With focus, fortitude and an unorthodox style, Thomas Ahart seeks to transform Des Moines’ ...

MOB Scene

The bride isn’t alone in the wedding-day spotlight. Today’s mother of the bride is ...

‘This Is What We Call Relever’

Reed’s Hollow chef Zach Gutweiler builds flavors in a way that enhances the essence of each ...

Showstoppers

Jeff Chelesvig lets us in on his favorite Broadway haunts and ways to enjoy ...

Suite Retreat

A tired master bedroom and bath get a wake-up call with natural wood, lots ...

FYI – Calendar

NOVEMBER 1 The 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, “The Color Purple” chronicles a young woman’s ...