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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Features

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Getting lost in the Mojave: Lava beds, ghost towns and roadside ruins.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Some argue that in a work by an artist using an idea presented by another artist, only the intention needs to be different—not the art itself, particularly when it comes to appropriation.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    The new exhibit is dedicated to the creative force and pursuits in and around Las Vegas.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Somewhere a Build-A-Bear Workshop has been raided. But I get it. Why build a bear when you can be one?

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    What would happen if the power grid went out?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    We can still see you!

  • Features

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    You probably never had to follow an ice wagon around, did you?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    A local chapter of Native Education Raising Dedicated Students (NERDS) is raising funds for a trip to Washington, D.C.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Gardeners at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are aiding the effort.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    A retro futurist rainbow youth quake.

  • Arts

    Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Features

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Part of Mark Brandvik's Green Felt Jungle Gym exhibit

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    One work from Three Bad Sheep's Just Make Me Pretty exhibit at TastySpace.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Through the looking glass: Just Make Me Pretty runs through May 14 at TastySpace.