As We See It

Beloved Vegas institutions that second-tier actresses can safely attack*

Illustration: Jeff Drew


Lake Las Vegas

Elvis, yes; Liberace, no

Some of those creepily lifelike statues in Green Valley

Rat Pack impersonators

Ocean’s 11

Master-planning as a guarantee of stable home values

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the movie, yes; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the book, no

Nostalgia for the ’90s alt/café scene

Channel 13’s editorial integrity

Ocean’s 12 (even if it wasn’t set in Las Vegas)

Those creepily lifelike statues on the city council

Roughly 40 percent of the art exhibited on First Fridays

Ocean’s 13

The pro sports team we’re getting real soon

The suburbs


The Weekly (be gentle!)

*In case you were glancing into a different teacup when this tempest flared: On Craig Ferguson’s late-night show, Mindy Kaling, of The Office, unwisely trashed the neighborhood around beloved fixture Luv-It Frozen Custard, unleashing local outrage. See Strip Sense and the video below.


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