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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 ...

  • BoozeFeaturedWIne

    With an exciting selection, cozy atmosphere, beer and wine on tap and a staff of certifiable geeks, Khoury's has evolved into one of the city's ...

  • Dining News

    Also: SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas will close Monday for renovations with a scheduled reopening of Aug. 14. During the closure, signature SW Steakhouse ...

  • As We See It

    New York Reuben? Greektown Gyro? This year's finalists are pretty out there.

  • Sports

    UFC 190 will break from the near constant of a fight card’s main event attracting the most betting interest. The prohibitive cost of backing Ronda ...

  • Kats Report

    “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” auditions are ongoing for a principal female singer in the production at Encore Theater. The departing cast member is Kerry O’Malley ...

  • Dining

    Macadamia nut-crusted scallops, homemade waffle fries, the obligatory macaroni salad and more.

  • Film

    CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.

  • Nightlife

    Mike dances harder than anyone on the floor, taking his hands off the equipment only for a little shimmy or body roll as he flashes ...

  • Nightlife

    Daiquiri insanity, crafts on tap and a rustic feel.

  • Incidental Tourist

    “Keep The Party Going!” it screams at you, as if Vegas needs help in that department

  • Film

    Starring Christina Applegate and The Hangover's Ed Helms, it's a sad re-creation of a once-beloved comedy franchise.

  • Music

    "I don't think we got the chance to fully spread our wings."

  • News

    President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker for the eighth annual “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” this month at the Mandalay Bay ...

  • A&E

    Will the new Baz musical at Light Nightclub succeed when Broadway shows and other nightclub productions have failed?

  • Hot Spots

    Also: DJ Snake at Encore Beach Club. Get all the party specifics here.

  • Reviews

    With dishes like the Spanish stew zarzuela and a nontraditional paella, chef Beni Velazquez is sticking to his creative culinary guns.

  • As We See It

    John Zemel became the first hop-head to achieve the bar's high honors.

  • As We See It

    Sobering stats: Project Know's new study points to the unpredictability of party drugs.

  • As We See It

    “I realized people in Las Vegas would be wondering where those dark smoke clouds were coming from.”