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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

  • Print

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    From writing about race in the 21st century to reshaping the narrative in the American West, this year's Book Fest covers serious ground.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

    A local gets the Vegas experience, as told on a double-decker bus.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    It’s these stories from community members that bring depth to that larger snapshot.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    This time with Tatsuo Miyajima’s 18-foot mirrored pagoda sculpture.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Helping collectors find local artists, a visit to Opportunity Village's art studio and more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Twenty-five Downtown buildings and their distinct personalities.

  • Q+A

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Las Vegas history, through retro postcards: Sifting through Bob Stoldal's massive collection.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

    "Nothing is worth your life. Share who you are.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Make like an animal and train!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Please somebody, make these.

  • Architecture

    Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

    The swank homes of Las Vegas past.

  • Las Vegas Philharmonic

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    The blend of the proven with the new is part of conductor Donato Cabrera’s commitment to keeping the discipline alive and fresh.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    That we’ve reduced water use in the midst of wild growth shows that something’s working.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    Thanks to materials from UNLV’s Special Collections and costumes from the Nevada State Museum, the exhibit celebrates the era appropriately.

  • Architecture

    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

    Could the Riviera be saved?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

    With the Tule Springs Fossil Beds now designated as a national monument, the past will likely have its red-carpet moment.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

    Fine art, dance, music and literature to keep you busy this season.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    Revealing the mystery and explaining details.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    Researched and written by Friends of Red Rock Canyon volunteers, Seekers, Saints & Scoundrels portrays the people drawn to the mountains.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

    “It’s another day in paradise, gentlemen.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    3D-scanning the Riv.

  • Art

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

    At 38, designer Brian Henry's imprint is all over Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    Highlighting artist Rafael Espino.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    "Uh-oh" is holding a bouquet of multicolored balloon grenades.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    Artist Thomas Willis and his Retrofit Painting brand.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    We say goodbye to artists Erin Stellmon, David Sanchez Burr and Danielle Kelly.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    The Neon Museum launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the restoration of its Desert Rose Motel sign.

  • 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.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    The new exhibit is dedicated to the creative force and pursuits in and around Las Vegas.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Somewhere a Build-A-Bear Workshop has been raided. But I get it. Why build a bear when you can be one?

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    What would happen if the power grid went out?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    We can still see you!

  • Features

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    You probably never had to follow an ice wagon around, did you?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    A local chapter of Native Education Raising Dedicated Students (NERDS) is raising funds for a trip to Washington, D.C.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Gardeners at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are aiding the effort.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    A retro futurist rainbow youth quake.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Looking for a Stone Age setting or somewhere with solar-generated energy?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Bad things happen to all of us. You can let it do you in or you can use it like judo and make it work for you, using forward energy to win.

  • Mount Charleston

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    The new campus opened last week with light art, sculptural benches and more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Plus, headline therapy from the online Daily Mail.