Jordan Mayland: The Color of My Soul (Birdroom Studio) Review

One of the fun things about following Jordan Mayland’s musical trajectory is that the guy has covered virtually every genre of music out there...

Quarantine Catch-Up with Ramona Muse Lambert

Ramona Muse Lambert is an artist, educator, and performer in Des Moines who, as she says on her website, “often injects humor and playfulness”...

Two Des Moines Dunkin’ Employees Fired After Refusing to Serve DMPD Spox Parizek Over...

Two employees at a Des Moines Dunkin’ donut shop on East 14th Street who were fired after refusing to serve police spokesperson Paul Parizek...

Dee Wren on the History, and Temporary Absence, of Iowa Music

Dee Wren, also known by the online moniker Dee OlderMusicGeek, is an avid music fan and promoter in Des Moines, publisher of the Iowa...

A Conversation with Hannah Harmsen of The Lantern Cinema

Hannah Harmsen is one of the founders and programmers of The Lantern Cinema, a film society in Des Moines that has hosted screenings of...

Five Iowa-Connected Films on the Library Streaming Platform Kanopy

Kanopy is a public library video streaming service, available for free to cardholders of participating libraries, including the Ames Public Library among other Iowa...

Despite Eased Coronavirus Restrictions, Some Downtown Ames Bars Proceed Cautiously

As positive test results for COVID-19 continued to rise in Story County, Governor Kim Reynolds’ latest proclamation to further reopen businesses went into effect...

COVID-19-Related Closures in Ankeny Highlight Uncertainty for Iowa Bars and Restaurants

Three restaurants in one of the Des Moines metro’s largest suburbs announced to the public this week that employees have tested positive for COVID-19,...

Director Andre Perry on the Mission Creek Festival Cancellation

Andre Perry is the co-founder and director of Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival and the executive director of the historic Englert Theatre. On May...

Living History Fiasco

On March 13, after repeatedly raising concerns about the fast-developing COVID-19 pandemic, Caroline Schoonover, a seven-year veteran at Urbandale’s Living History Farms, was effectively...