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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)

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Cuban artist spent six months in prison after protesting censorship by the government.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Mixing concrete, chipping ice and building a friendship with Mrs. Canton.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    It's hot, suck it up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Japanese dance, sound installations and stories.

  • Theater

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    "I think activism through art is the best way," says the budding playwright (and granddaughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid).

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    A seamless integration of ideas (and props) under the umbrella of maps, mazes and mysteries.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Locals Todd VonBastiaans and Bryan McCarthy are underwriting a two-week August engagement at Art Square.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Glow-in-the-dark Felipe!

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Marionette artist Scott Land's work has scored him film credits (yes, including Team America) and a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    Dennis Oppenheim’s public art piece “Paintbrushes” Downtown.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    UNLV's water-efficient DesertSol home features stylish, contemporary aesthetics.