Dim the Lights for Tark | Las Vegas Strip | 10:30 P.M. | February 18, 2015
One minute it looked like it always looks, glowing fiercely and busily. The next it was like we’d beamed to another city. The Strip went dark last week. Not because aliens attacked or the power blew or because a president left this world. Jerry Tarkanian did. Reports said that only eight people in history have been honored this way, with Tark joining the likes of JFK, Frank Sinatra and Elvis. In other places, maybe it isn’t that big of a deal to flip the switch. But in the city that never shuts off, it was.