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9 Christmas reads that perfectly capture Iowa

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When it comes to holiday cheer, Des Moines residents and communities are lighting up the night with glittering bulbs around town. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and warm up the car, then head out to these Des Moines-area Christmas light displays.
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Few tasks are as difficult as picking out just the right book for people on your Christmas list.

Three Iowa independent booksellers have made it easy, choosing nine books with Iowa ties published in 2017.

All three chose the excellent work of non-fiction from Iowa’s own Ice Cube Press, “Women and the Land,” a book that was showcased

Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2017/12/06/9-christmas-reads-perfectly-capture-iowa/928122001/

Crime writers who invent intricate and illegal plots are perfectly capable of becoming criminals

Normally people get arrested first and go to prison later. Tim Watson-Munro stands out to my mind, since he managed to go to prison first and then get arrested a decade or two later. Only Down Under perhaps, where the water in the bath goes down the plughole counter-clockwise and it’s winter when it should be summer and they use the word “rort” (sharp practice or scam or con) rather a lot.

Captain Cook claimed possession of Australia in 1770 – mainly to out-manoeuvre the French and the Dutch (he admitted that where the Aboriginal inhabitants were concerned, “all they seemed to want was for us to be gone”). The first convicts stepped ashore in Botany Bay in 1778. The whole of Australia – such was the insight of our administrators – would serve as a vast far-flung prison colony for the “criminal classes” of Great Britain. And nearly 250 years

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/crime-writers-are-perfectly-capable-of-becoming-criminals-a7933911.html

Netflix’s new documentary series perfectly takes the piss out of all other Netflix documentary series




By Rory Cashin

#WhoDrewTheDicks

Having built it up, they are now helping tear it down.

Netflix really helped in putting the serialised true-crime documentary on the map thanks to the likes of Making A Murderer and The Keepers.

But with every last person you know having some variation on the sentence of “Oh, if you thought Making A Murderer was good, then you will absolutely lose your mind over (BLANK)”, and the hunger for true-crime reality docs reaching fever pitch, Netflix are taking the piss of themselves and of the genre with American Vandal.

Coming from the guys who make those amazing Honest Trailers, here is the synopsis:

American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/american-vandal-trailer-597547

Netflix’s new documentary series perfectly takes the piss out of all …




By Rory Cashin

#WhoDrewTheDicks

Having built it up, they are now helping tear it down.

Netflix really helped in putting the serialised true-crime documentary on the map thanks to the likes of Making A Murderer and The Keepers.

But with every last person you know having some variation on the sentence of “Oh, if you thought Making A Murderer was good, then you will absolutely lose your mind over (BLANK)”, and the hunger for true-crime reality docs reaching fever pitch, Netflix are taking the piss of themselves and of the genre with American Vandal.

Coming from the guys who make those amazing Honest Trailers, here is the synopsis:

American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/american-vandal-trailer-597547