FEB 9, 2016



With the flip of a page or the click of a button, you can be on your way to a great meal.

LIKE TO EAT? A GUIDE TO GOING OUT  
 
Finding a new spot for a night out just got easier, times two. First, our handy new guide to local dining and drinking establishments is now available. Look for the free handbook, Eat + Drink, at sites where you usually find dsm magazine. Or drop into our offices at 100 Fourth St. We'll be happy to give you one. Second, if you have an iPhone or iPad, our nifty free app delivers all of the printed guide's content with links to the phone numbers and websites of restaurants, bars and lounges, from casual to elegant. The app will be updated periodically as we get fresh information, so it never gets out of date. Visit the App Store and search "Eat + Drink dsm." Sorry, Android users; we're not there yet.
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Liz Lidgett helps people select and display artwork effectively in a new BH&G video series. 

LOCALS FEATURED IN 'ART HUNTER' SERIES  

Better Homes and Gardens has released a new video series called "The Art Hunter" featuring Des Moines art adviser Liz Lidgett, who calls this opportunity "a dream come true." The first episodes are already online, focusing on everything from how to hang artwork on a plaster wall to decorating with art on a budget.
 
Early episodes have included several local people, including Liz and David Adelman, Luren Burt and Mike Barratt, and Jenna and Riley Hogan. The videos can be seen here  
After months in a tent camp containing hundreds of people, a Nepali woman looks from the entry to her family's temporary home. Photo by Dylan Huey.

IMAGES OF HOPE AND HEALING 
 
Were you amazed, as we were, by photographer Dylan Huey's images from earthquake-ravaged Nepal in the November issue of dsm? (Read the story here.) Based on a trip by Des Moines' own Above + Beyond Cancer, Huey's photographs provided a unique local perspective on tragedy a world away. Those photos and others are now featured in "Finding Stable Ground: a Photographic Look at Human Strength Through Cancer and Natural Disaster in Nepal." The exhibit and reception will be this Friday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. This free event will be presented at Hillyard, the cleaning-supplies business of arts patron Chad Cox, 4267 109th St. in Urbandale. Refreshments will be provided. 
 
Some of life's great lessons can come from reading about fictional characters who illuminate aspects of ourselves or the nature of humanity. 

YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM BOOKS  

Here at dsm, we just had a lively chat about literary figures that have affected us. How about you? What characters have you met in books that stay with you, as an influence or inspiration? What did you learn from them? It could be a figure as enduring as Atticus Finch or Jane Eyre. Or a character from contemporary literature, such as Marie-Laure LeBlanc in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "All the Light We Cannot See." The characters are less important than the influence you draw from them. Your thoughts may be included in a story we're planning for the May issue of dsm. Please respond to dsmeditor@bpcdm.com. We're eager to hear from you and to include you in the conversation.

Michael Brangoccio's "A Far Country," 32-by-93-inch acrylic on canvas. 

NEW WORK BY PROMINENT IOWA ARTISTS 

Olson-Larsen Galleries in West Des Moines has a collection of recent work by Iowa artists Michael Brangoccio and Mary Koenen Clausen opening with a reception Friday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. The showing runs through April 2 at 203 Fifth St. in Valley Junction. Brangoccio was featured in a 2014 article in dsm; read it here.

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