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State of the Valley

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

Minority report

August 21st, 2008

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

  • As We See It

    Whether Robert Kennedy would have made a good president is unknowable. All that is certain is that during his campaign he convinced millions of Americans ...

  • As We See It

    The green crowd is at it again, this time pushing for wind farms throughout much of the West and Great Plains. TV commercials are appearing ...

  • As We See It

    It’s ridiculous, just plain ridiculous to assume that Gov. Jim Gibbons used any political influence to receive a special designation that lowered his annual property ...

  • As We See It

    We’re reeling from a series of jolts: $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, neighborhoods shaken by empty homes, rapidly rising food prices, growing unemployment and a war in its ...

  • Foreclosures

    The young couple stands in their Summerlin driveway, an impromptu yard sale illustrating their plight. They need cash. Their house, once the symbol of a ...

  • As We See It

    Sales are down. Tips are off. Work is disappearing. The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent from 5 percent in May, the largest jump ...

  • As We See It

    There’s always the Duke with his sing-song voice, the miles of attitude that stretched from mesa to mesa and that athletic swagger. Surrounded by marauding ...

  • As We See It

    The much-demanded app is finally here! So now what?

  • Dining

    The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...

  • Music

    The fire-shooting mantis has finally found its purpose.

  • Music

    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

  • Music

    Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • Music

    A model of the festival site reveals positions of City of Rock and six performance stages.

  • A&E

    Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.

  • A&E

    Life Is Beautiful 2014 Preview: How will this year compare to last year? Plus so much more!

  • Dining News

    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • A&E

    A massive conga line to the tune of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling"? Oh yes they did.

  • A&E

    Festivals + flip-flops = Bad. Sitting once in a while = good.

  • Reviews

    And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • Nightlife

    The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.

  • A&E

    Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Dining

    One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Reviews

    Las Vegas has had its share of ambitious barbecue joints over the years, but this might be the one.

  • Fine Art

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,