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Best in Print

OCTOBER 16 - OCTOBER 22
Best in PrintBattleground Primer
Could our state be the linchpin for either presidential candidate? (And other burning questions. ) read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionWhat I learned while covering the O.J. trial
Once upon a time, there was a football hero named Orenthal James Simpson. more
The mob is gone, Dubai is here. Deal with it.
It’s bad enough Las Vegas is dealing with high unemployment, declining visitor numbers and plummeting home prices. But do we have to add xenophobia? more
The Help Desk
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony renew vows in Las Vegas. Vows included “no more duets” and “no more co-starring in movies together.” Department of Motor ... more
The IntersectionDealing with his own fate(11 comments)
For all that’s been said and written about former Escape the Fate lead singer Ronnie Radke, the 24-year-old has a certain zeal in his voice. more
Jerry-rigged Vegas
It’s not being billed as such, but there’s a concert this weekend that could very well redefine Vegas entertainment (and bring The Jerry Springer Show ... more
The Help Desk
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony renew vows in Las Vegas. Vows included “no more duets” and “no more co-starring in movies together.” Department of Motor ... more

Nightlife

NightlifeGay Days
Hot girls holding hands is a good sign. So I follow them to CatHouse, where Vegas is experiencing its first-ever gay-centric weekly party. more
The return of the Vegas Music Experience
Presented by Remix Hotel and LDI Events, the 2008 Vegas Music Experience is upon us. more
The secret life of … pool party-staffers during the winter
We’re not advocating throwing an all-weather cover over the staff of Vegas’ pools, but we are kind of wondering what happens to all those bodacious, ... more
NightlifeAti Grinspun: A flair for the dramatic
The gorgeous South American bottle-tosser extraordinaire, trilling delicately through her accent, was recruited by Harrah’s in 2003, at the peak of Vegas’ flair obsession. more
NightlifeWorth the trek
First Spock died. Then the Enterprise was destroyed. Then the Next Generation Enterprise was destroyed. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentAir raid
Las Vegas’ Afghan Raiders have been booked for New York’s prestigious CMJ Music Marathon for weeks. At least, they’ve had flight reservations. more
Le dude Nobel
Once again, U.S. writers haven’t passed muster in Stockholm. And to pour salt on the wound, the Nobel secretary told us we were insular. Not quite. more
Arts and EntertainmentIt’s more than the steps
Giselle tops most ballet companies’ wish lists. One of the most significant works of the Romantic era, the ballet has challenged dancers and directors since ... more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Airbag’s response
Regulars at the notoriously grouchy local-music online gathering place weigh in on last week’s Weekly piece about their favorite forum. more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A with Super Cr3w’s Ronnie Abaldonado
When local b-boys Super Cr3w won the top prize on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew they not only put b-boying on the map, but reminded ... more
Arts and EntertainmentGiving the gift of art
Very fine works on paper. Smaller sculptures. Prints. Fifty such works by notable contemporary artists were gifted to the Las Vegas Art Museum this week. more
Arts and EntertainmentWoke me the F up”
For a long time Las Vegas filmmaker Zak Bagans thought ghosts were “bullshit.” But after a paranormal wake up call he is now chasing ghosts ... more
Arts and EntertainmentThey’ve got killer hooks
Charles Earland jumps up and down on the checkerboard floor, sips his beer and makes love to the microphone. more
Arts and EntertainmentScotland and a guy from Cleveland
I have a nostalgic soft spot in my heart for two things: Scotland and Derek Hess. more
Arts and EntertainmentTerry Bartlett and Valery Keft as clowns in “O”
Despite what it might look like, it’s not all goofing around when the O clowns hit the stage. more
Arts and EntertainmentDead can dance
Halloween used to be the busy season for ghosts, but that was before reality TV. Now, every day of the year—or at least those days ... more
Arts and EntertainmentLook away
Successful TV shows based on movies tend to forge their own identities to such a degree that people forget the movies even existed; recent examples ... more
Arts and EntertainmentLook away
Successful TV shows based on movies tend to forge their own identities to such a degree that people forget the movies even existed; recent examples ... more

Screen

ScreenDon’t misunderestimate him
Oliver Stone may be known as a provocateur, but the most remarkable thing about W., his quickly-put-together biopic of George W. Bush, is how aggressively ... more
ScreenOur favorite political movies
It’s not a stretch to say Barack Obama is the closest we’ve come to Jimmy Stewart’s Smith in some time. more
ScreenThe Secret Life of Bees
With a title like The Secret Life of Bees, I suppose bee metaphors are inevitable, so here we go. more
ScreenSex Drive
A dude in a giant doughnut costume with a big dildo stuck on it. A sarcastic Amish guy who parties with Fall Out Boy and ... more
ScreenMax Payne
Max Payne begins with the enticing look of a modern-day film noir. None of the movie’s feeble, yellow, flickering light sources can fully puncture the ... more

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Taste

It’s the food, stupid
TasteThese are interesting days for the Las Vegas culinary scene. We have an arsenal of renowned chefs at the helms of our restaurants and more on their way. Today’s new arrivals are sticking to tried and true concepts: filling, satisfying food, not passing trends.

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CD Cover Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s have barely been around four years, and they’ve already got one helluva complicated catalog.
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CD Cover Bob Dylan
After what one scholar called her “battle years,” describing the time of wild and fertile creations of the early 1860s, Emily Dickinson’s later poetry has a calmer, while no less ...
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CD Cover Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll & Sipe
How can a group sound loose and tight at the same time? Phish-heads trying to stay busy until March, consider this CD your methadone.
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Cocktail of the Week Oct 16, 2008
by Xania Woodman

Chai One On

Say "cocktail" and I'm on my way. Say "cookie" and I'm running! Dessert cocktails are hot! And the colder it gets as we move towards the holidays, the more you ...
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