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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 ...

  • Kats Report

    John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …

  • Kats Report

    We’ve been down this road before: A professional sports franchise on unsteady footing in its home facility starts poking around Las Vegas. When Oscar Goodman ...

  • As We See It

    We look at the Strip's forthcoming pedestrian retail development by comparing it to the one open across the Boulevard.

  • Kats Report

    Jerry Lewis is back as a spokesman on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, having recorded a video in support of the MDA’s new logo ...

  • Kats Report

    With Carlos Santana, “spirit” is always the operative term. He feels the spirit, he exudes spirituality, and his life is always swirling, wafting around like ...

  • Kats Report

    Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and ...

  • Dining News

    Plus, Burger Lounge is coming to Aria, February is super-sweet at Hexx, and Via Brasil is doing Carnival.

  • A&E

    Where to get your grub and buzz on while watching the Big Game.

  • Kats Report

    One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook ...

  • Kats Report

    If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. ...

  • Dining

    The pan roast has reached local icon status, a true must-eat. Now there’s another place to get it.

  • Kats Report

    Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the ...

  • Nightlife

    With more than 100 beers to choose from, giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four and a menu of tasty bar bites, Beer Park is ...

  • Kats Report

    This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on Super Bowl 50, where we finally drop the Roman numerals and ask the question, “In how many ...

  • As We See It

    After three months without a First Friday festival, Las Vegas will see the return of the monthly arts and culture celebration in February.

  • As We See It

    The 17-member First Friday Foundation is now tasked with making the operation solvent and spurring engagement.

  • AP

    People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time ...

  • As We See It

    "It’s so beautiful to be able to stress the body in a certain way and watch it adapt, down to a cellular level."

  • Industry Weekly

    It’s been riding high for almost 16 years, since the resort opened, more than a lifetime in Vegas club years.

  • Kats Report

    No one is spared in Spoofical. Magicians. Dance troupes. Casino moguls. Superstar headliners. Smut-pamphlet passers on the Strip.