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Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 23, 2017

1. The White House briefing room feels like a mansion’s pool house, but with the carpet of a church basement. On the eve of the summer solstice, after a week...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 20, 2017

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C. courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Jun 20, 2017

Des Moines’ Druids has drastically brought their influences to the forefront on their latest album. 'Cycles of Mobeum' (2016) — a 43-minute odyssey charting the journey of the character Warpia...

Posted by Kent Williams | Jun 20, 2017

The Fuss — a Des Moines-based rock band who have released a couple of EPs in recent years — make the kind of catchy pop rock music that reminds one...

Astrology Forecast
Posted by Astrology Forecast | Jun 20, 2017

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Now that you’ve mostly paid off one of your debts to the past, you can go window-shopping for the future’s best offers. You’re finally ready to...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 17, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, my dad and I stood on a Palm Beach sandbar staring at President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club and resort. Even though my dad and I...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 16, 2017

On this week’s episode co-host Marc Steiner interviews Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who, along with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 11, 2017

On this week’s episode co-hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, joined by producer Imani Spence, talk about the Fugs, exorcising the White House and the state of the counterculture.

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 10, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey's empty seat before the hearing. -- photo by Baynard Woods Hundreds of people lined up in the marble hallways of a Senate office building, hoping...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 6, 2017

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, poet and provocateur Ed Sanders shouts “Out demons, out!,” his arms raised in clenched fists above his head, a computer bag hanging...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jun 6, 2017

The self-titled EP from Des Moines punk rockers Broken Ones, which dropped June 3 from Sump Pump records, is a fun, frenzied attack on the senses. The four tracks on...

Astrology Forecast
Posted by Astrology Forecast | Jun 6, 2017

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “When I grow up, I’m not sure what I want to be.” Have you ever heard that thought bouncing around your mind, Gemini? Or how about...

Dear Kiki
Posted by Dear Kiki | Jun 6, 2017

I recently reconnected with a work acquaintance and went with him for a business lunch that by hour two had subtly and unexpectedly morphed into a date. For me this...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Jun 6, 2017

Iowa City’s rotating ensemble of veiled space cadets, Thuh Chocolate Hogboys, have given to the world their 30-track, eight-hour freak-of-nature The Penaissance (phallic, indeed), due to drop as a 12-sided...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Jun 6, 2017

Photo by Lauren Haldeman The return is central to the relationship with home. When we fit back into the familiar, we know we are home. A good practice of home...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 2, 2017

On this two-part Democracy in Crisis podcast, co-host Baynard Woods talks with scholar and writer Kathleen B. Jones about the relevance of political theorist Hannah Arendt in the age of...