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Rivers Cuomo raises a guitar as Andrew Yang speaks in downtown Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 1.

Weezer plays for Yang supporters in Des Moines

November 8, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

On the cold and rainy first of November, a crowd of 1,000 people gathered at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines for what the “Yang Gang” titled Yangapalooza. Andrew Yang, along with many other Democratic presidential candidates, came to Iowa to campaign during the Liberty and Justice Celebration. Yang campaignedRead More

Podcast: Across the Aisle with Rob Sand

Podcast: Across the Aisle with Rob Sand

November 8, 2019 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Iowa State Auditor (and breakfast pizza fan) Rob Sand sits down with Chronicle staffers Bailey Perkins and Kaleb Schlatter to talk about his job, keeping tabs on government spending, and busting the largest lottery-rigging scheme in American history. Find the show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Follow Bailey Follow Kaleb

Review: The Lighthouse

Review: The Lighthouse

October 30, 2019 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

As I sat down to write down my review for Robert Eggers’ new film “The Lighthouse,” I ended up restarting the entire review not once, but twice. I struggled with framing a review for a movie that I adore, yet I know many people will likely not enjoy. As IRead More

DMACC hosts refugee summit

DMACC hosts refugee summit

October 23, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

On Thursday Oct. 10, DMACC hosted the Iowa refugee Summit inside Building 5 at the Ankeny DMACC campus. Over 200 professionals from various schools and businesses were present at the summit, each with the goal of learning how to better aid Iowa’s growing refugee population. Among those attending were representativesRead More

"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

Staff Album Picks

Staff Album Picks

October 18, 2019 at 10:35 am 0 comments

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Airbrush instructor Shawn Palek poses in Building 10 with some of his artwork.

DMACC airbrush instructor paints a portrait of his career

October 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

Shawn Palek is a local airbrush artist of 33 years who has taught at DMACC for over two decades.  He has completed around 42,000 paintings since the beginning of his career, including everything from public murals and vehicles to portraits and specialized series. “I’ve done almost 170 murals. I haveRead More

Photography instructor finds beauty in “Fatal” flowers

Photography instructor finds beauty in “Fatal” flowers

October 16, 2019 at 1:11 pm 1 comment

Molly Wood, 54, works for the Meredith Corporation where she manages photo shoots; she also teaches History of Photography at DMACC, and has held numerous solo exhibitions, but her path was anything but ordinary. Molly’s grandmother passed when her mother was very young. Her grandfather didn’t have many photos ofRead More