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This dance if from a Russian ... with love

January 25th, 2011

When people guess my heritage, it's usual somewhere in Eastern Europe. So why fight it?

  • I worked on Monday for many reasons, mostly because of a bad weekend of soul-searching.

  • I fidgeted with my bottoms. I re-tied my top. I tried to impress during this rare Las Vegas audition.

  • It would have been good to turn to B, but he hates to be reminded that my work is dirty and illegal. Disappointment all around.

  • Black Bird is a picky eater and is not drinking, but her mom -- she eats everything.

  • The reservation doesn't allow non-natives, but one of us was a card-carrying American Indian with health-care needs.

  • Before the pregnancy, we used to be great drinking buddies. Maybe it was because of her heritage?

  • A breakup with B is necessary. Why stay with someone who doesn't appreciate passion and loyalty?

  • "Space" gave way to "camping trip" after an unexpected tryst with "B" in a motel room.

  • My head spinning, I probed further for explanation as to what I'd stumbled on. The outcome was not as planned.

  • In Alaska, there is no 3-for-$100 lap dance area. There are only $20. And, we go nude. Totally.

  • I had to explain jokes to a curious kid, and eventually dozed off. It's just as well.

  • From big-name DJs to some awesome live music picks, how to get your party on this LDW.

  • From the attempted assassination of Bob Marley to post-Superstorm Sandy narratives, great reads to keep on your bedside table.

  • Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

  • The punk icon talks Beauty & Ruin and remembers his favorite Vegas moments.

  • The best of the arts in galleries, on stages and even in the old Western Hotel.

  • The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • The Roots founder/drummer and Tonight Show bandleader brings his Soul Train-inspired dance party to the Linq this weekend.

  • Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, the History Channel program is entirely forgettable.

  • The Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz directed flick is a ramshackle travelogue about two senior citizens taking a vacation to Iceland.

  • Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.

  • Bonus points for wearing a Milo Goes to College T-shirt.

  • Expect a zombie horde, clown army and possibly an epic helicopter entrance (pending FAA approval, of course).

  • “He was brutal when he had to be and beneficent when the opportunity arose."

  • A stoner comedy is the last thing you would expect from the creator of Mad Men.

  • Brosnan isn't James Bond, but the comparisons are unavoidable.

  • It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—with clothes.

  • Boise's indie veterans headline the Bunkhouse's reopening bash on August 25.

  • Do you know what phase of your cycle it is, Capricorn?

  • Your Face in Mine explores rebooting your genetic history.