Articles by: Kaleb Schlatter

"Judy" chronicles the scandal and difficulty that plagued Judy Garland in her last years. Image courtesy of Pathé and BBC Films.

Review: “Judy” spotlights the woman behind the curtain

October 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

This review contains spoilers. The 2019 film “Judy” opens on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios executive Louis B. Mayer leading a fourteen year old girl into an audition room. According to Mayer, she’s a Midwestern farm girl; an ignorant nobody from nowhere worth nothing to anyone who has two pennies to rub together.Read More

Opinion: Trump’s Syria policy is a serious misstep

October 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Late on Sunday, Oct. 6, President Donald Trump took a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Almost immediately after the call ended, Trump announced that the United States would execute a complete “deliberate withdrawal” of the then-1,000 U.S. stationed troops from Northern Syria, where the U.S. conducted anti-terrorismRead More

"Joker" stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck,  a performance that's generated both controversy and awards-buzz. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Studios.

“Joker” is no laughing matter

October 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

“Joker” has no answers. The big screen has seen it before: the people of Gotham are growing angry, confused, and disillusioned with a city overwhelmed by crime, rat infestations, and corruption. The news pits a restless underclass against a complacent upperclass in an unfair polite society. And the Joker bringsRead More

Retired 1st Lt. Gerald Berry stands in front of his presentation in Building 5 on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter

Honored Vietnam War pilot speaks at DMACC

October 4, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

“If anyone asks you who talked to you today, say that guy from Des Moines who ended the Vietnam War,” Gerald Berry began. Retired First Lieutenant Gerald “Gerry” Berry, recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses, spoke to a public audience in DMACC Ankeny Campus’ Building 5 about his experiences asRead More

Beto O'Rourke intervied by IPTV's David Yepsen Sept. 21. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter.

Beto O’Rourke interviewed at DMACC

September 26, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

DMACC hosted Democratic Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an hour-long interview with Iowa Public Television in the Building 6 auditorium.  O’Rourke spoke about myriad controversial issues, but a few topics discussed at length included student debt, gun control policy, the climate crisis,Read More