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Leslie Ventura

Staff Writer

Leslie Ventura is a staff writer at Las Vegas Weekly and Industry Weekly. She’s picked the brains of rock stars and DJs, covered countless shows, glimpsed into the oily world of professional bodybuilding and peered into the lives of Las Vegas’ movers and shakers. (She’s even been blessed by a shaman.) Prior to being a staff writer, Leslie served as the Weekly’s Calendar Editor and was a frequent contributing writer while pursuing her degree in Women’s Studies at UNLV. She runs on coffee and all things peanut butter-flavored.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    From Skrillex to Tiësto, Jauz hangs with the heavyweights.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    This 8-ounce bottle could be your new holy grail.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    It has become the world’s most popular smartphone app since launching July 6.

  • Intersection

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    “We want peace, we want justice, we want community. We can’t fight the police and then expect them to protect us.”

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    This isn't your neighborhood salon.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    “You can call us up and within about an hour we can have you airborne.”

  • Noise

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Plus a new song from indie band Demi Vie.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    They're not afraid to take risks—and they stand out for it.

  • Downtown

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    As the building's owners prepare to swap in an imported eatery, the coffeehouse's impending closure warrants a reminder of its influence.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Wondering what's the deal with that big building at 8th and Fremont? There's a bar in there.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Vegenation's butternut fusilli with broccolini and olives.

  • Saturday, March 5, 2016

    House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's Bringing Down the House Industry Insight session included an interactive segment where the kids put together a marketing plan.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    You've got to love this vintage 1965 VBB Vespa.

  • Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

    Diego Cano (center) at the Bunkhouse's tribute to David Bowie.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Roku Crudo