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Editor’s Note: Thank You, Everyone

When I joined the dsm team as editor in 2008, I was thrilled for ...

How We’re Celebrating the Holidays

Ballet Des Moines. Photographer: Jami Milne 1 Last year, Ballet Des Moines performed a ...

Dual Activism

Jake Sahr (left) and Pascha Morgan (right) Writer: Hailey Allen Photographer: Duane Tinkey Jake ...

World Food & Music Festival Returns This Weekend

Dancers perform at the 2021 World Food & Music Festival in Western Gateway Park. ...

Creating a Food-Secure Community

Melissa O’Neil and Aaron Thormodsen of Central Iowa Shelter & Services are working to ...

Wrestling with Identity

The lucha mask serves as a “great symbol for immigrants living in Iowa,” allowing ...

Drinking with Dogs

Harper is a 4-year-old golden retriever whose mom, Anne Gaer, took her to enjoy ...

One Day in Des Moines

Impact Pro Wrestling, Platform Photographer: Betsy Rudicil Writer: Chad Taylor There’s nothing to do ...

LGBTQ Legacy Leaders

Pam Duffy, Mark Kassis, Terry Lowman, Jordan Selha, Bruce Teague, Aiden Vasquez, Rebecca Gruber ...

Addressing Workforce Barriers

Food Bank of Iowa volunteers fill individual bags of crackers from a bulk source.  ...