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Best in Print

MAY 29 - JUNE 4
Best in PrintSmall Wonder
The overseas adventures of the undersized Tanyalee Davis read article
Death becomes her
Or not. Not yet. read article
Best in PrintThe Police with Elvis Costello
May 23, MGM Grand Arena read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionThe truth…is in Rachel?
Over a beer at the Little A’Le’Inn bar in tiny Rachel, Nevada, Frank Karl, a retiree from upstate New York, tells me he’s an open-minded ... more
The IntersectionWhat’s in a slogan?
The image of Sin City as an adults-only playground where anything is possible is reflected in the catchy slogans and commercial spots that have been ... more
The IntersectionThrow the Black Book at ‘em
The names are Scorsese flick-worthy: Francis “Lefty” Rosenthal; Dominic Anthony Spinale; Joseph Vincent Cusumano. Their crimes, the stuff of wise-guy legend: Louis Tom Dragna led ... more
The IntersectionPerez is Burning
In my line of work, I meet and interview a lot of famous people. Because of the wide scope of my interests, they have included ... more
Of maggots and men
This is an excerpt from the radio show Our Metropolis, a half-hour issues and affairs program that airs Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on KUNV 91.5-FM ... more
Show them the money
There’s always the Duke with his sing-song voice, the miles of attitude that stretched from mesa to mesa and that athletic swagger. Surrounded by marauding ... more
The Help Desk
McCarran Airport ranks No. 2 in customer satisfaction for 2007. We would have been No. 1, but not everyone loves being frisked by Wayne Newton. ... more


Fall of the Empire … Ballroom
“Everything happens for a reason.” Empire Ballroom exec Gino LoPinto is handling the news relatively well—Empire closed just hours before DJ duo Scooter & Lavelle ... more
NightlifeFrom the Gulch to Ghostbar
Jeff MacKay isn’t shy in admitting that he lied through his teeth to get his first bartending gig back in 1996 at the Glitter Gulch. ... more
300 Dresses
The dreaded velvet ropes and stanchions line up inside like soldiers, with none of the club’s darkened stillness hinting at the crazy scene soon to ... more
NightlifeRed Bull Cola $5-7
Packing a strong herbal energy punch, this cola goes where others dare not: into the realms of flora and spice like licorice, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, ... more
NightlifeHere’s the beef! Dixie’s herds ‘em in for the grand opening weekend
You know you’ve had enough to drink when you find yourself on a rock in the middle of the desert early in the morning, staring ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentToo plain, too simple
Just when you thought that every conceivable branch of law enforcement already had its own TV drama, along comes In Plain Sight (USA, Sundays, 10 ... more
Arts and EntertainmentIn Search of Harry
History will likely remember Harry Reid only as the Senate Majority Leader who took it upon himself to announce “the war is lost,” a statement ... more
Arts and EntertainmentCyndi Lauper
In a recording career that’s spanned nearly three decades, Cyndi Lauper has never been afraid of collaboration, nor of pushing her creative limits. This fearlessness ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSpiritualized
The A&E in the title of Spiritualized’s latest album has nothing to do with the Arts and Entertainment referenced on the cover of this magazine. more
Arts and EntertainmentIn the public eye
Given that Las Vegas Collects Contemporary is a display of works on loan from more than 30 Southern Nevada collectors, you expect diversity, but even ... more


ScreenA fashionable finale
The summer’s latest tent-pole event movie doesn’t have digital spaceship battles or whip-cracking adventurers or superheroes soaring between skyscrapers. But it does have not one, ... more
ScreenThe Fall
It’s been eight years since single-monikered director Tarsem’s first film, The Cell, and opinions on the filmmaker and his work remain deeply divided. It’s unlikely ... more
ScreenThe Strangers
At a time when horror movies from around the world desperately strive to say something Relevant about rapacious capitalism or banlieue violence or Abu Ghraib ... more


Bella Bistro
TasteOpening a restaurant is a lifelong dream for many new Americans; usually places that represent the cooking of their native lands. Gina Linzi, who came here eight years ago to work as a bus girl at New York-New York’s Il Fornaio, has realized that dream. After a climb to that …




CD Cover Earlimart
Is there a more underrated Los Angeles band than Earlimart? While fellow Silverlake darlings Sea Wolf and Silversun Pickups dominate the spotlight, Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray have spent the ...
CD Cover Sigur Rós
Something’s rotten in Hopeland. Or, at the very least, something’s different, judging from the final track on Sigur Rós’ fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
CD Cover The Watson Twins
If your knowledge of the duo formerly known as Black Swan begins and ends with Rabbit Fur Coat—Chandra and Leigh Watson’s alt-country effort with Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis—you’d be forgiven ...

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Jul 3, 2008
by Xania Woodman

Dirty Blonde Cocktails

“Sweet” doesn’t even begin to describe the full impact of a Dirty Blonde Cocktail, Sunday night, where five ladies and one somewhat bewildered guy sampled the DBC variety pack. The ...