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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

by Dave Markwell Two days ago I was ripe with anticipation awaiting my wife’s return home from her week-long adventure. Well, she’s home now and I have moved on to anticipating leaving her for a four-day... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally last summer (and which plays tonight at a fundraiser at the Tin Theater) – has been turned into a 6-part original series... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

by Jeff Walls Beginning with the 2008 release of Iron Man, Marvel has been the dominant film studio when it comes to consistently producing blockbusters.  They have become to this decade what Pixar Studios... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Last Saturday was another gorgeous day by the bay. I talked with a couple from Coeur d’Alene Idaho at the wine booth who said it was their second vacation in Puget Sound and they fell in love with... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Michael Brunk I’m just going to say up front… Mamma Mia! is a bit of a strange duck. It started life as a popular West End musical in London, built around hit songs from Swedish pop icons Abba.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

by Dave Markwell Tonight is a quiet time in my house. The dogs and I don’t make a lot of noise. My wife and daughter are gone for a week. My wife is at a “retreat” with a bunch of women. I’m not... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Luc Besson’s Mindbender <i>Lucy</i>

Past the Popcorn: Luc Besson’s Mindbender Lucy

by Jeff Walls In 2011, Bradley Cooper starred in a movie called Limitless, which had a premise that revolved around a drug that would allow the user to access 100 percent of their brain capacity.  Three... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to... [Read more]

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8.  The LEGO... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Dolphin Tale is polished, inspiring, and moving.  It seems there’s almost always room in our world for cynicism, but this film just about squeezes it all out. That’s the post-screening... [Read more]

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Dolphin Tale 2</i> Coming in September

Past the Popcorn: Dolphin Tale 2 Coming in September

by Greg Wright On September 12 Warner Bros. will release the sequel to the phenomenally popular Dolphin Tale, the beautiful, inspiring, and fanciful tale built around the real-life story of Winter, an... [Read more]

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping will be bringing their own version of the ‘Legion of Boom’ to the Waterland Parade on July 19! Brundage-Bone, located in Kent, is the Washington branch of the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]