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Best in Print

March 29-April 4
Best in PrintHow to do everything
Make a piñata! Chug a beer! Write a song! The Weekly sends you back to school read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionAs Downtown renovation rages on, what will become of old Vegas’ soul?
It’s a tug of war between old-school and swank. Here’s hoping it’s a draw. more
The IntersectionWhy some elections should be taken out of the public’s hands
If we don’t know the candidates or what the position entails, how do we know who to vote for? more
The IntersectionCab rides get personal with geo-targeted digital marketing
Wynn Las Vegas launched a new mobile interactive campaign spanning 1,000 taxis last week. more
The IntersectionVirtual library helps the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District stay current
It seems Kindles and the like haven’t made libraries obsolete. more
The IntersectionNevada’s high school exit exam could be replaced
And one of the potential replacements could be the ACT. more
The IntersectionIs justifiable homicide ever really justifiable?
The shooting of Trayvon Martin brings the law into the spotlight. more
Why you shouldn’t leave your kids at home when you vacay in Vegas
A Chicago couple is in legal trouble after doing just that. more
Thinking about Cee Lo’s cat, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and more
Also, Cosmo’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” commercial. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: A brothel owner announces his candidacy for public office and more
Also, Metro pays up after a man says he was attacked by an officer. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Tony Filipic. more
The IntersectionHorticulture specialist Bob Morris says you can grow anything in the desert
After growing things that don’t normally thrive here, Morris heads to Afghanistan to do the same. more

Nightlife

NightlifeHot Spots: Fergie at 1 Oak, Perez Hilton at Tao and more
Also, Dev performs at Pure. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Dino’s turns 50 and more
Also, Rok Vegas calls it quits. more
NightlifeSake, celebrities and sober embarrassment at UNLVino
Observations from the annual UNLV hotel college fundraiser. more
NightlifeSend summertime blues away with La Cave’s new elixir
The sleek Wynn Las Vegas lounge reveals a new cocktail menu this week, which includes the Summertime Blue libation. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentA slew of fresh faces makes the CAC’s 23rd Annual Juried Show a wildly varied experience
Weekly art critic Danielle Kelly says: ‘While I confess to not loving much of the work, I love that so much of it is completely ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWith Wendy Kveck’s ‘Party’s Over,’ seeing is understanding
Make sure to check out Wendy Kveck’s exhibit before it closes more
Arts and EntertainmentWhy the scene loves Neon Reverb, warts and all
As usual, the gritty Downtown fest overcame challenges to produce musical and visual highlights. more
Arts and EntertainmentLas Vegas Phil’s first Smith Center performance a smash
The Smith Center seems designed to showcase orchestras more
Arts and EntertainmentChecking out the beastly vehicles during Mint 400 festivities
The Mint 400. It just never gets old more
Arts and EntertainmentFor the Pastel Project to prosper, a few things need to change
Four ways the new fest’s founders can make it better. more
Arts and EntertainmentAn all-tweet review of Steve Martin’s new tweets collection
#WhyDidIBuyThis? more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere go to, what to listen to and what to lick this week
Some great theater, a great show and a day devoted to free ice cream more
Arts and EntertainmentMadonna’s ‘MDNA’ shows she’s still got a lot to offer
Madonna’s newest album is a testament to her durability more
Arts and EntertainmentBaseball betting’s in the air: Time to pore over team season-win totals
LVH sports book became the first joint in Las Vegas to post 2012 major league baseball team season-win totals last month. more
Arts and EntertainmentVagina Monologues’ at UNLV this weekend couldn’t be more timely
As renewed debates about birth control and reproductive rights have put vaginas front and center on the national stage, it’s timely that this weekend marks ... more
Arts and EntertainmentExtreme Thing 2012 adds a little MMA to this year’s festival
Heavy music. Skateboards. Dirt bikes. Wrestling. MMA. dubstep. more

Screen

ScreenTV review: ‘The Pauly D Project’
Without a breakout personality in the supporting cast, Pauly D has to carry the show on his own. Uh oh. more
ScreenFive ‘Game of Thrones’ characters we can’t wait to see brought to life
We love Game of Thrones. Here are five reasons why Season 2 will be even better than the first. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Wrath of the Titans’
The only wrath you’re like to feel at this Titans sequel is your own more
ScreenSteven Seagal vs. a Ford Escape. Who wins?
Hey, don’t laugh. The Ford Escape may be slightly smarter. more
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Taste

Hot import: Dom DeMarco's pizza
TasteBrooklyn pizza master Dom DeMarco isn’t here to make the pie himself, but it lives up to his name.
Make Craftsteak's marvelous braised short ribs
TasteShort ribs so good they sell 1,200 pounds a week.
China Poblano chef Shirley Chung finds great Asian flavors off the Strip
TasteA Beijing native and a chef. We trust this woman’s opinion.

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Cocktail of the Week Apr 3, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

When the weather heats up, Bond’s Laid in the Shade keeps things very cool

Jungle juice’s older, slightly more refined brother has arrived just in time for the hot, steamy days of summer. It’s name is Laid in the Shade ($12), and it’s served ...
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