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Best in Print

JUNE 19 - JUNE 25
Best in PrintCrusading for your community
Whether they’re helping kids, refugees or read article
Best in PrintThe man behind Mouse
Don Cheadle’s brilliant career read article
Best in PrintI, Caan
Vegas icon winner James Caan looks back on a long and varied career read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionThe Jacko Pack-O?
The King of Pop playing the Strip? It’s been a rumor longer than most of us here at Weekly can remember, but there’s been more ... more
The IntersectionCirque has class
Back when I first arrived in this city in 1996 to cover public education for the Review-Journal, the very notion of schools and Vegas elicited ... more
Pep talk
If you think life was tough in the old days, when housewives prepared dinner using manual can openers instead of microwave ovens, when teens rode ... more
Of masks and Packers
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
The IntersectionPool Position
Of all Vegas’ pool parties—Wet Republic at MGM Grand (billed as Vegas’ first ultra pool), the Palms’ Ditch Fridays, Tao Beach’s Sunset Sundays, Venus at ... more
Waste Not, Want Not
Sunrise Landfill has officially become a thorn in the side of Republic Services, which was ordered by the EPA last week to “permanently” seal up ... more
The Help Desk
Nevada among top five states in the nation for Internet speed. Our new motto: Faster poker and porn. Gov. Jim Gibbons uses government cell phone ... more


The Real World
It’s about time someone tells it like is. Ironic, though, that that someone should be a prominent Las Vegas nightlife company. Whatever the reason for ... more
NightlifeAbove & Beyond
Sad songs, they say so much… Above & Beyond will be bringing their award-winning music, along with a few of their critically acclaimed remixes to ... more
Art and Symbolism
In the temporary home of the Symbolic Gallery on Dean Martin Drive, I and my plastic cup of chardonnay rest on a glass case wherein ... more
NightlifeSex in the City Flight
It’s official. The Sex and the City movie has cleared $119 million in just three heart-fluttering, shoe-dropping, dressed-to-kill weeks. If ever there was cause for ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentCountry callback
James “Little Tony” Kouns was deciding what to eat for dinner when he received the biggest phone call of his life. Or rather, the fourth ... more
Arts and EntertainmentEPs, tacos and “First Blood”
Caravels hasn’t left town, and its summer tour has already run afoul of the law. “We got pulled over on the way here for not ... more
Arts and EntertainmentPanic at the Disco
It only took one number for a fan to throw a black top hat onstage, where it landed at the feet of Brendon Urie. more
Arts and EntertainmentErykah Badu
“I appreciate you letting me share my art.” From most any other singer, the comment would have been the height of pretentiousness, but from the ... more
Arts and EntertainmentStone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots arrived at the Pearl last Thursday on a tide of bad buzz about their reunion tour, with rumors circulating about singer Scott ... more
Arts and EntertainmentMore than Skin Deep
In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s cooking up to be a stellar summer for art in Vegas. The list of solid shows that ... more
Eight things to know about One Pin Short
One Pin Short celebrate their CD release party Thursday night plus more fun facts about the band that you should probably memorize. more
Arts and EntertainmentChatting with Gnarls Barkley
What most people probably presumed was a one-off collaboration has produced a second album and appears to be going strong. more
Who are broken spindles?
Actually, a more accurate question would be, “Who is Broken Spindles?,” since the band comprises exactly one person: Joel Petersen, better known as the bassist ... more
Angrier, inchier than ever
Leave it to a Wicked Little Town like ours to relaunch a production of the John Cameron Mitchell stage show turned 2001 film turned reinvigorated ... more


ScreenGet Smart
The 1960s spy-parody TV show Get Smart was, contrary to its title, often very silly, and certainly not the most sophisticated bit of satire ever ... more
ScreenThe Love Guru
Mike Myers’ The Love Guru has everything a big summer comedy is expected to have, including star cameos, sex jokes, gay jokes, penis jokes, testicle ... more
The Promotion
America’s self-image as the land of opportunity has such a stranglehold on the national psyche that our movies—even the ones made independently and on the ... more

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Ay caramba!
TasteThe free-standing structure that houses Caminos de Morelia, one of our newer Mexican restaurants, is simmering with history. For years, it belonged to Lou and Angie Ruvo, a couple who operated a seminal Vegas Italian restaurant called The Venetian, the only place in town I knew of to eat pork …




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 ...