It’s not an unreasonable thing, given how much sports franchises cost in terms of infrastructure and staffing, to ask why we’re going all-in on one element of city-building when so many others need our attention. ...

10 Things Vegas Needs: These attainable advances could push our town forward

May 18th, 2017

It’s not an unreasonable thing, given how much sports franchises cost in terms of infrastructure and staffing, to ask why we’re going all-in on one element of city-building when so many others need our attention. ...

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  • He’s preparing to talk to several urban-friendly chains, including Sprouts, 365 by Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

    He’s preparing to talk to several urban-friendly chains, including Sprouts, 365 by Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

  • This year, the goal is to admit eight new students, and the original five are working to help.

    This year, the goal is to admit eight new students, and the original five are working to help.

  • The Vegas alt-rock quartet—along with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol)—recently concluded six weeks of work.

    The Vegas alt-rock quartet—along with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol)—recently concluded six weeks of work.

  • Downtown Henderson’s Public Works Coffee Bar and a second Grouchy John’s are slated to open within the month.

    Downtown Henderson’s Public Works Coffee Bar and a second Grouchy John’s are slated to open within the month.

  • The genre-blending band kicks off CBS Radio’s SPF music weekend.

    The genre-blending band kicks off CBS Radio’s SPF music weekend.

  • Also, catch Diplo at Encore Beach Club, Marshmello at XS, Metro Boomin at Daylight and more.

    Also, catch Diplo at Encore Beach Club, Marshmello at XS, Metro Boomin at Daylight and more.

  • The controversial R&B star brings the Party Tour into MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    The controversial R&B star brings the Party Tour into MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Get ready for eight momentous parties over two weekends.

    Get ready for eight momentous parties over two weekends.

  • The quintessential music and culture event from the Summer of Love is back.

    The quintessential music and culture event from the Summer of Love is back.

  • You can see its DNA in everything from The Leftovers to Riverdale

    You can see its DNA in everything from The Leftovers to Riverdale

  • “Someday I’d like to have something living in Vegas. Some sort of residency would be optimal.”

    “Someday I’d like to have something living in Vegas. Some sort of residency would be optimal.”

  • His sound is reflective of Flying Lotus and Com Truise, but favorite band is … Switchfoot.

    His sound is reflective of Flying Lotus and Com Truise, but favorite band is … Switchfoot.

  • “Hard Times” could fit on an old Blondie album, and the infectious “Fake Happy” could be the “Walking on Sunshine” of sadness.

    “Hard Times” could fit on an old Blondie album, and the infectious “Fake Happy” could be the “Walking on Sunshine” of sadness.

  • The quartet comprises No Doubt’ers Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, plus AFI frontman Davey Havok.

    The quartet comprises No Doubt’ers Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, plus AFI frontman Davey Havok.

  • Director Mindy Woodhead promises that, like a rock show, it will be “a spectacle not to be missed.”

    Director Mindy Woodhead promises that, like a rock show, it will be “a spectacle not to be missed.”

  • “Drive-thru is the pinnacle of privilege, people. I’m hungry, but not enough to get out of the car.”

    “Drive-thru is the pinnacle of privilege, people. I’m hungry, but not enough to get out of the car.”

  • Plus, grass-fed beef, farm-range eggs and honey made by bees on the premises.

    Plus, grass-fed beef, farm-range eggs and honey made by bees on the premises.

  • Also: three for the film lovers and an intro to hockey

    Also: three for the film lovers and an intro to hockey

  • For fans hoping to see more hapless humans eviscerated, the series latest film delivers.

    For fans hoping to see more hapless humans eviscerated, the series latest film delivers.

  • The romance straddles the line between sweet and cloying, and Amandla Stenberg’s performance is a winning one.

    The romance straddles the line between sweet and cloying, and Amandla Stenberg’s performance is a winning one.

  • There’s something oddly appealing about him,  even if no one can quite figure out what that is.

    There’s something oddly appealing about him, even if no one can quite figure out what that is.

  • The most impressive performance comes from Michelle Pfeiffer as Madoff’s wife, Ruth.

    The most impressive performance comes from Michelle Pfeiffer as Madoff’s wife, Ruth.

  • Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • The Polish dumplings might be ubiquitous in my hometown of Chicago, but fresh ones are rare finds in the desert.

    The Polish dumplings might be ubiquitous in my hometown of Chicago, but fresh ones are rare finds in the desert.

  • In a city of infinite toppings and flavor combinations, I find myself craving simple and classic.

    In a city of infinite toppings and flavor combinations, I find myself craving simple and classic.

  • Chef Mickel Sutherland delivers big flavors, as those who ate at his Blue Mahoe food truck can attest.

    Chef Mickel Sutherland delivers big flavors, as those who ate at his Blue Mahoe food truck can attest.

  • There’s a new hot spot at the Hard Rock Hotel.

    There’s a new hot spot at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • The Spago Benedict with latkes and smoked salmon can’t be beat.

    The Spago Benedict with latkes and smoked salmon can’t be beat.

  • Plus, grass-fed beef, farm-range eggs and honey made by bees on the premises.

    Plus, grass-fed beef, farm-range eggs and honey made by bees on the premises.

  • Local favorite El Dorado Cantina’s fast-casual expansion is among the offerings.

    Local favorite El Dorado Cantina’s fast-casual expansion is among the offerings.