Zest

Lauren Grant is a Des Moines food writer and culinary scientist whose recipes are informed by her experiences living with an eating disorder. She's learned to reimagine what food means to her, with an emphasis on seasonality and the sense of community and culture that food can inspire.

Distance - Mike Sempert

A man rummages through the boxes of a broken past.

Being Human in Iceland

From the central highlands to the coastal lowlands, from the canyons carved out by rivers to the mountainside pastures filled with sheep, Iceland is a country of unmatched geographic diversity. As a human among all that grandeur, the world feels like the biggest playground. Three friends spend a week driving the coastline and camping among the stars and northern lights.

Cold Wave - Choreography Film

Two souls weave through the rooms of a gutted 1900s hotel to Cold Wave by Dear Criminals.

Pizza

Anna shows off her pizza-making skills, with a few dance moves thrown in.

The Colors of the French Quarter

When you cross North Rampart Street into New Orleans’ French Quarter, you enter a world of overflowing life and sound. The walls that enclose this district incubated the growth of jazz music in its infancy, and one can sense that all the layers of paint have been made powerful by generations of brass commotion ricocheting off them.

Food Recovery Network

Next Course is a branch of the Food Recovery Network at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Students and faculty work to reduce food waste by donating leftover dining center food to local shelters and pantries.

In the Black Hills

A group of friends hike through the Black Hills, a 2.5 million acre ponderosa pine forest in southwest South Dakota.

Stories from Moshi
Stories from Moshi

There are just three cancer centers serving the 50 million people of Tanzania. These centers work with limited resources and equipment to battle what are slowly becoming the country's leading causes of death.

Chicago in 60 Seconds

The sounds and sites of the windy city in under a minute.

Welcome Home

Hannah and Greg welcome their newborn baby son, Oliver, home for the first time.

Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee

In downtown Moshi, Tanzania, Joel Mtunga and his sisters roast and package coffee with beans from coffee farms located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro just down the road.

Fresh Air

A group of friends spend a spring break in the east Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The Adventures of Mary

The Adventures of Mary is a follow-behind film about a few backyard adventures in Mankato, Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

Down the Buffalo River

Some friends disconnect and enjoy a kayak camping trip for 4 nights and 40 miles down the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.

Linzi & Gooi

In the time I’ve been friends with Linzi and Gooi, I watched them meet, fall in love, and eventually get married. Shortly after their wedding, they had a small reception with close friends and family.

Rooting

A self-prescribed story about depression, told in six chapters and 3000 miles.

Zest
Distance - Mike Sempert
Being Human in Iceland
Cold Wave - Choreography Film
Pizza
The Colors of the French Quarter
Food Recovery Network
In the Black Hills
Stories from Moshi
Chicago in 60 Seconds
Welcome Home
Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee
Fresh Air
The Adventures of Mary
Down the Buffalo River
Linzi & Gooi
Rooting
Zest

Lauren Grant is a Des Moines food writer and culinary scientist whose recipes are informed by her experiences living with an eating disorder. She's learned to reimagine what food means to her, with an emphasis on seasonality and the sense of community and culture that food can inspire.

Distance - Mike Sempert

A man rummages through the boxes of a broken past.

Being Human in Iceland

From the central highlands to the coastal lowlands, from the canyons carved out by rivers to the mountainside pastures filled with sheep, Iceland is a country of unmatched geographic diversity. As a human among all that grandeur, the world feels like the biggest playground. Three friends spend a week driving the coastline and camping among the stars and northern lights.

Cold Wave - Choreography Film

Two souls weave through the rooms of a gutted 1900s hotel to Cold Wave by Dear Criminals.

Pizza

Anna shows off her pizza-making skills, with a few dance moves thrown in.

The Colors of the French Quarter

When you cross North Rampart Street into New Orleans’ French Quarter, you enter a world of overflowing life and sound. The walls that enclose this district incubated the growth of jazz music in its infancy, and one can sense that all the layers of paint have been made powerful by generations of brass commotion ricocheting off them.

Food Recovery Network

Next Course is a branch of the Food Recovery Network at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Students and faculty work to reduce food waste by donating leftover dining center food to local shelters and pantries.

In the Black Hills

A group of friends hike through the Black Hills, a 2.5 million acre ponderosa pine forest in southwest South Dakota.

Stories from Moshi

There are just three cancer centers serving the 50 million people of Tanzania. These centers work with limited resources and equipment to battle what are slowly becoming the country's leading causes of death.

Chicago in 60 Seconds

The sounds and sites of the windy city in under a minute.

Welcome Home

Hannah and Greg welcome their newborn baby son, Oliver, home for the first time.

Kilimanjaro Premium Coffee

In downtown Moshi, Tanzania, Joel Mtunga and his sisters roast and package coffee with beans from coffee farms located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro just down the road.

Fresh Air

A group of friends spend a spring break in the east Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The Adventures of Mary

The Adventures of Mary is a follow-behind film about a few backyard adventures in Mankato, Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

Down the Buffalo River

Some friends disconnect and enjoy a kayak camping trip for 4 nights and 40 miles down the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas.

Linzi & Gooi

In the time I’ve been friends with Linzi and Gooi, I watched them meet, fall in love, and eventually get married. Shortly after their wedding, they had a small reception with close friends and family.

Rooting

A self-prescribed story about depression, told in six chapters and 3000 miles.

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