MSCD Apologizes for Display of “Politically & Socially Charged” Confederate Flag

On Tuesday, the Main Street Cultural District made its first public acknowledgement of the racist Confederate flag on display from Cool Biker Stuff at...

Yes, the Confederate Flag Is Racist and Has No Place on Main Street

After the Informer published photos of Confederate flags — including one flying atop the truck of Cool Biker Stuff, the main vendor invited to...

Photos: The Confederate Flags of Ames Bike Night

Last year, the Main Street Cultural District and its new director, Cindy Hicks, decided to start ramping up entertainment options in downtown Ames. One of...

The Ames Scene: May 27, 2016

Christopher the Conquered's Album Release Show It's been a whirlwind year for the Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered, having already toured the US and...

Ames’ Other (Somewhat) Recent Sculpture Controversy

After a handful of complaints and an ensuing email discussion, the city's Public Art Commission has decided against removing Wide Open Mind, a bronze...

City of Ames Discussed Removal of “Naked Lady” Sculpture

A longtime staple of the city’s downtown culture, the Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has attracted unusual controversy this year after a Public Art...

The Ames Scene: May 20, 2016

Prairie Moon's Live at the Crib Summer Series Highlights The local winery and vineyard Prairie Moon - which shares a large countryside property with the...

Ames, City with Worst Music Scene and 2nd Most Hipsters, Now Rising in List...

The city and Chamber of Commerce rarely miss an opportunity to tout Ames' inclusion on national best-cities lists, no matter how dubious the methodology...

The Ames Scene: May 13, 2016

Druids at DG's Tap House The Des Moines metal trio Druids will be appearing at DG's on Friday night as they prepare for the release...

The Ames Scene: May 6, 2016

Nova Labs Album Release Show DG's is hosting another edition of Nova Labs' ongoing monster album release parties (which always feature some type of free...