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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)

  • People in the Arts

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    A timeline of the more than 700,000 acres of public land, which was protected this week by the Antiquities Act.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    "It’s a tremendous loss to the community.”

  • Architecture

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Showing what can be done when advocates and designers step forward.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Longtime Riviera barber Neil Scartozzi shares his Vegas Story: "Here’s a kid coming from a mob barbershop with nothing, to this."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Cactus buyers are taking to online forums to lament venomously and quaintly about the deception.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Talking plants with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's social horticulture specialist

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The local artist pieces together paper creations made from past works.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The museum just received two costume sketch books from the vintage Vegas show's 1981 launch.

  • 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.

  • 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.