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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.

Story Archive

  • Sexuality

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    We all know that Italy was full of sex-monkeys during the Black Death ...

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Nothing like a Friday night of tying up your guests.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    A beloved songbook and a Broadway vocalist? That's 'S Wonderful.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    The study, commissioned by the City of Las Vegas, offers some interesting findings to chew on.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

    Conservation Lands Foundation is working to rally local support for the project.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

    "This is something I've been waiting for [for] the museum—a signature collection, something no one else has."

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

    Raiding the 2,400-square-foot closet of Corinne Sidney, the former "black-belt shopper on Rodeo Drive."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Downtown Las Vegas galleries team up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Simmons has us rethinking the “ideal.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Undoing boundaries, opening discourse.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    What the world needs now is the look of love. Find it Downtown this weekend.

  • Art

    Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    Residencies combine some form of installation, studio practice and display, and began January 7 with an immersive meditation nightclub experience.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Art and arugula and maybe a little Bloomberg money.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Putting women back into history.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Demolition has begun.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    A push to have “City” designated as a national monument has begun.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end of January.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Past on paper: The exhibit features political cartoons from 19th-century Mexico.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    Welcome back, Mr. Showmanship.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Leggy and feathered bird women, chic and defiant on the harsh landscape.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    “We wanted to do a Las Vegas Christmas."

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Justin Favela at the Mexican Consulate

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Reflecting and Projecting is as much about the process as it is about the end result.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Balancing discrete shapes with analog sensibility.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Changing lives one dreamer at a time.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    A public nod to Las Vegas history like none other in this town.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    For iconic toys and collectibles, head to Kettlemuck's in Henderson.

  • Print

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    Christmas in Nevada, Hoover Dam, Women at Work in Las Vegas

  • Unions

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Audio, images and artifacts chronicle its nearly 80-year relationship with the hotel industry at the UNLV Lied Library.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    In our leftovers we all look the same.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Here tourist, tourist...

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    “In Mexico every day is the day of the dead, and the day of the disappeared, and the day of the mutilated, and the day of the bereaved. "

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Las Vegas artists take on the nonsensical underworld of Lewis Carroll.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    "They were trying to re-create Renaissance Venice, and I was giving them contemporary art.” --Toland Grinnell

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Ass-burn? We can fix that.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Catch the flick (and a Q&A with the filmmakers) at Inspire Theater this week. Find all the details here.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    The exhibit features scenarios so over the top you want to laugh—and so real you want to cry.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    It's inspired by the '70s and '80s Mob era.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Q&A: Storm Large's act works with both punk-rock and symphonic audiences. She brings it to the Smith Center this weekend.

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