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Best in Print

JUNE 5 - JUNE 11
Best in PrintNow we’re cooking
Rounding up Vegas’ many top chefs of reality TV read article
Best in PrintThe simple life of Rita Rudner
Fame, fortune, two thousand shows, five books, a play, a husband, a daughter … read article
Best in PrintChefs to watch
The potential stars of tomorrow read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionTake the Gibbons test
The Jim/Dawn Gibbons divorce saga has quickly become a reason for living if you’re a Nevada resident who even dares to pick up the daily ... more
The IntersectionCustard’s last stand
This is my first visit to Luv-It Frozen Custard, a bastion of Las Vegas decadence, and I have a blast treating myself to a tasty ... more
Film fanatic
There are two reactions I get when [people] learn about CineVegas. Most, four out of five people, really get it. It makes perfect sense because ... more
The Manilow Principle
About 15 minutes into Barry Manilow’s Music & Passion show at the Las Vegas Hilton last week, I received a mocking text message from my ... more
Terms of endearment
Much is currently being made of the attempt to enact term limits, passed in 1996, on many of the Valley’s elected officials. That got us ... more
Desert Divide
The 20-year-old woman walked into Rick Aco’s restaurant, a sad look covering her face. It had been almost two weeks since Zulma Yessenia-Pena lost her ... more
Must-see reform
For years, Hollywood celebrities have fought to keep us healthy by enjoying sumptuous $1,500-a-plate meals at lavish benefit galas, auctioning off their old shoes to ... more
The Help Desk
Don King and Emeril Lagasse get spots in the Gaming Hall of Fame. Organizers decided the current hall didn’t have enough big hair and “Bam!” ... more


NightlifeNervous Nitelife, chicks with decks and a battle royale
Chicks with Decks: Kicking off the month of sexy guest she-jays will be Ukrainian-born Maxim magazine hottie DJ Loli. more
Oh, Shoot!
“Jeremy!” Yet another go-go dancer mounts photographer Jeremy Womack for a one-armed cuddle, while his other hand cradles his beloved camera. more
NightlifeJessica Snook
A hometown girl! Jessica enjoys what is quite possibly one of the sexiest jobs in this sexy city of ours. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentRecord time
Though a dedicated handful waited outside this May 30 morning like pale, black-clad puppies, the calls and in-person inquiries at Eastern and Flamingo have been ... more
Rev-ving up
For the past four years, the Maloof brothers have listened to demos from enough bands to fill every room in their Palms hotel. None impressed ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBook ’em, Roxy
Booking manager Roxy Amoroso is stressing, and it’s not yet 9:30 p.m. There’s a bartender trying to enforce parking restrictions while her bands are trying ... more
Arts and EntertainmentFight Plan
Let’s just get this out of the way in the interest of full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of mixed martial arts, in particular the ... more
Arts and EntertainmentNice piece of glass
What makes a thing erotic? What magical components conspire to make the sum of an object’s parts seductive? Sexy is a one-liner: in your face, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSex and the suburbs
With the sexual revolution in full swing, so to speak, the show’s adventurous suburbanites explore such racy activities as group sex and partner-swapping, while their ... more
Arts and Entertainment6.66 reasons to see “virtual” metal band Dethklok
1. Gore; lots and lots of gore. 2. The bowel-shaking gravel of singer Nathan Explosion’s vocals. 3. Their album The Dethalbum is the highest-charting cartoon ... more
Arts and EntertainmentStrip it good
In an estrogen-rich room, I am full of testosterone. I want to ace this course. I want to prove my sexual prowess, assert my feminine ... more
Let there be light
Sadly, it’s no longer enough for hotels to have hip boutiques and ultralounges—and, even worse, we may be at the point where fancy-pants homeowners need ... more
Arts and EntertainmentAnarchy in the LV
Before beginning a 25-date European and Japanese summer tour, the reunited U.K. punk godfathers—original lineup: Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook—will perform ... more


ScreenHomemade Charm
Imagine the wide-eyed little boy from Witness abruptly transformed into Rushmore’s precocious Max Fischer, and then further imagine that oddball juxtaposition as rendered with a ... more
ScreenYou Don’t Mess With the Zohan
Unlike nearly every Adam Sandler movie in recent memory, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan isn’t overloaded with sappy sentiment, and it doesn’t end with ... more
ScreenKung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda opens with a dynamic and visually striking dream sequence, in which ancient Chinese panda Po (voiced by Black) imagines himself a great ... more
ScreenBra Boys
Though the title implies otherwise, Bra Boys is neither an ’80s sex romp nor a cross-dressing exposé. The documentary does, however, concern porn: the little-known ... more

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Middle East melange
TasteTwo restaurants using the buzzword “Mediterranean” to describe their respective cuisines sit in a modest upper Charleston Boulevard mall. Both of them serve food that is more Middle Eastern than anything else, but that label still carries a stigma as far as owners are concerned—or so it would seem.
From across the world, right next door
The food here is as authentic as any Persian cooking I’ve eaten in this city. Isn’t Iran on the shores of the Caspian? You could’ve fooled me.
Eat like a top chef
TasteWe asked Vegas’ own Top Chef alums to spill on where they go for a good meal in town. From the poshest of the posh to strip mall gems, follow their suggestions and you’ll be dining like a top chef.
I want to be a star
You’d think watching Gordon Ramsay curse out lowly waffle-flippers on Hell’s Kitchen would be enough to deter anyone from a career in the kitchen. Not so. Enrollment in culinary schools throughout the country is on the rise, powered, industry observers say, by the rising popularity of reality-television cooking shows such …
From TV to Vegas
Kitchen competitions have taken cable and Las Vegas by storm. Hell’s Kitchen winner (3rd season) Rock Harper and Iron Chef America competitor Akira Back spill the secrets of their prime-time moments doing battle at the cutting board.




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 ...