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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

  • 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.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    The new space is a joint effort by a trio of artists and faculty at Northern Arizona University.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Even as the gallery scene is slowing, the Arts District is getting some attention.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Art and bikes and kids, topped with a Slayer-based success story.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    With galleries closing, creative spaces in the Downtown neighborhood have hit a low note.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The art component of Life Is Beautiful hit visitors with a multi-sensory wallop, the kind of one-two audio/visual punch taking over the streets outside.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The artist's button-covered "Soundsuit" is now on display.

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

    It’s another big loss for an arts scene already without CAC exhibits and preparing for Trifecta’s end.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Who wants cake, cake and more cake?

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Photo op! The local artist's "Snowball in Vegas" sculpture is now Downtown—and ready for your next selfie.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Ideas exist nowhere and no when."

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Cleanliness brings happiness."

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    All it takes is a large pot, compost ... and lots of patience.

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