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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, Nov. 26, 2014

    His decadent paintings are almost operatic.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    “I just started being obsessed with who I am and able to love who I am without having to hide behind clothing and hide behind my cellulite and hide behind my rolls.”

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    Fascinated with the speed of the changing landscape Downtown, photographer Richard Brian captured his neighborhood.

  • Art

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has been in the past."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    The moments between the moments, the experiences that slip away and the “beauty in the ordinary.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Thanks for the memories, TastySpace.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Designed to capture the spirit of Southern Nevada through art and literature, Helen launched this month with a 56-page issue.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

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