Election cookies

If anything can bring together people during this election, it’s sugar cookies. These adorbs versions were decked out like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Celebrity spotting

Singer Ben Folds decided to explore Des Moines and eat some brunch while he was in town for his show at Hoyt Sherman on Sunday. Find out where he dined.


It’s late. You’re hungry. Where to dine? GQ worked with Foursquare to come up with a state-by-state guide to the places people tend to head after midnight, and of course Des Moines represented.

Ohhhh, Bacon!

Everything you need to know about the Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest, the beer and the theme.

Travel excuses

If you need an excuse to head to Iowa City (well, technically Solon), we have one for you. Benjamin Smart at Big Grove Brewery there was named a chef to watch. Find out what the chef has cooking.

Last days of fall leaves

To get the prettiest views, head to these inns along the Mississippi River.


“Give it away, give it away, give it away now.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers booked a date at the Wells Fargo Arena in 2017. Find out when you “Can’t Stop” the “Scar Tissue.”

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