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Best in Print

JUNE 12 - JUNE 18
Best in PrintIn the beginning, there was CineVegas
Reflections on the festival’s first year from organizers, participants and attendees read article
Best in PrintOn the go go
Abel Ferrara discusses a pair of new works playing at CineVegas read article
Best in PrintTaking a stand
Legendary Las Vegan Hank Greenspun gets his due in a new documentary read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionThe heavenly hitter
Lerner’s in the makeup chair, readying for his next commercial, whose campy script calls for Lerner to narrowly escape an oncoming car. Lerner is the ... more
The IntersectionOil’s not well
Sales are down. Tips are off. Work is disappearing. The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent from 5 percent in May, the largest jump ... more
The IntersectionBattle of the Titans
With the recent death of a sixth construction worker at the CityCenter construction site, the comparisons between the enormous project and its spiritual brother, the ... more
Nevada’s gay duh(4 comments)
Next week, when Californians start allowing same-sex couples to legally marry as a result of a recent state Supreme Court ruling, the Golden State will ... more
So what’s the good news?
Floods in the Midwest? Rotten tomatoes? Gas price record du jour? Enough already! We’ve reached our saturation point. We gathered the Weekly staff together for ... more
The IntersectionAn Oscar-worthy state
Oscar Goodman is, as everyone knows by now, the Happiest Mayor in the World. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s in charge of one of ... more
The Help Desk
City to turn up thermostats one or two degrees to save $6,000 a month. Also, city employees now allowed to wear G-strings and tear-away pants ... more


NightlifeEmpire update: a “Weekly” exclusive(1 comment)
A new 3 a.m. afterhours event at Tabu every Friday and Saturday, beginning July 4 with DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ party featuring Prada Haus, ... more
NightlifeThe great DJ debate(1 comment)
Turntables? CDJs? Laptops? Ask any DJ his or her opinion on technology within the industry and be prepared for responses almost as heated and passionate ... more
We don’t need no education
I leave Bob for Aaron. Then to Daniel and Ron… I feel rather like a swing slut. Along the way we learn some tricks, or ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentSound and vision
As doo-wop plays over the KUNV 91.5-FM airwaves on Saturday night, Chad Martinez gets ready to switch things up a bit. more
Just ducky
John Duck was 10 years old when he first heard Duane Eddy’s 1958 hit “Rebel Rouser.” more
Arts and EntertainmentThey are the champions, my friend
Dennis Mitchell is the Beatles fan who will not let it be. Dan “Big Daddy” Lea is the Harley guy who, upon laying the bike ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBeauty marks on the “Beast”
“Bat Days” is a yearly weekend when hundreds of goths dressed in their best black finery descend en masse on Disneyland. That these misfits, depressives ... more
Arts and EntertainmentAmplifying the Senses
Installation art can be defined as the use of various media to modify a particular space in order to create a visceral and/or conceptual experience. ... more
Arts and EntertainmentHow the West was won
Cowboys are, of course, a mainstay of American culture. So it’s curious that more attention isn’t paid to the animals that kept them off their ... more
Arts and EntertainmentInterstate…hate?
Will STP break down before they reach Las Vegas? more
Arts and EntertainmentSex Pistols
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” Johnny Rotten’s final words could scarcely have been more irritating as his Sex Pistols exited the Joint at ... more
Arts and EntertainmentLadytron
French electroclash artists may be a dime a dozen, but who else save the deceptively innovative four-piece responsible for 2005’s seductive Witching Hour would deliver ... more
Arts and EntertainmentGuitar Hero
Mere Mortals bass-guitar bombshell Mimi Star knows a thing or two about good ol’ U.S. rock ’n’ roll. more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Orb
It’s easy to forget that Orb songs such as “Blue Room” and “Little Fluffy Clouds” were revolutionary back in the early ’90s, especially because band ... more


ScreenPlanet B-Boy
It’s got to be hard being a breakdancer, or b-boy, as illustrated in Lee’s compelling documentary Planet B-Boy. Most make almost no money, and very ... more
ScreenHulk resmash!
Five years ago, audiences worldwide were less than bowled over by Ang Lee’s self-consciously arty take on Marvel’s most wantonly destructive superhero, which often felt ... more
ScreenNot quite happening
At this point, M. Night Shyamalan’s press coverage has so overshadowed his filmmaking that to many, a review of his new film The Happening is ... more
ScreenStandard Operating Procedure
Morris returns with this gripping, grueling documentary on the Abu Ghraib controversy, but thankfully, it’s less a typical angry, unpleasant affair than a movie sprinkled ... more
ScreenThe Return of “Them!”
My love of movies began with the monster genre, specifically those shown during the “Creature Features” on Saturday afternoons in the 1970s. Dracula, Frankenstein and ... more
ScreenChelsea on the Rocks
Maverick director Ferrara may not seem like a documentary kind of guy—doing research, interviewing people, following up on leads, etc. Yet Ferrara found a way ... more
ScreenBefore the Rains
It’s 1937 in Kerala, India. English spicemonger Henry Moores (Roache) is building a new road to a treasure trove of spice. Local villagers T.K. (Bose) ... more
ScreenFour questions with “Visioneers” star Zach Galifianakis
Visioneers star Zach Galifianakis talks about comedy, peeing in close quarters and relying on eye movement for his latest film which will screen as part ... more

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Martini mania
TasteMost of us in my field like to think of ourselves as knowledgeable in terms of predicting trends, as well as the potential success or failure of a concept when we are faced with it. But nothing can explain the frenzied response that has characterized Blue Martini, a new restaurant …




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 ...