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Best in PrintLadies, lift your daubers
A rollicking adventure of hope, lies and numbered balls in the bingo barns of Sin City read article
Best in PrintMission to Montreal
Four Las Vegas comedians hit the big Just for Laughs festival. Was it worth the trip? read article
More than words
Ryan Olbrysh’s photos capture ironies you’d otherwise miss in the fast pace of Las Vegas life. A ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionSee ya later, improvisators(1 comment)
They make their living with nonstop energy on stage, careening wildly from one idea to the next, never sure if anything will stick, and frankly ... more
Stories from your government
When she’s finished reading the storybook aloud, she tells the squirming kids, “I’m Catherine, and I’m your attorney general.” They blink, mostly, and wait. more
The limits of term limits
It’s certainly dispiriting to see democracy waterboarded by the people we elect or appoint to safeguard it for us, whether it’s through torture memos, secret ... more
The Intersection12 reasons to not hate the bus
It’s been a month of bad PR for the C.A.T. bus system. Whether it’s a crazy guy hijacking a bus or an alleged perpetual drunk ... more
Pure Satisfaction
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 price is … strange
I am not one of those 9-11 conspiracy nuts. I have an eccentric British pal who does believe that George W. Bush, despite his incompetence ... more
The IntersectionTrial run(3 comments)
“How lucky for me that he made the stupidest mistake of his life in my city!” Scot Savage is talking about former NFL star, television ... more
Waxing insignificant
At the London headquarters of Madame Tussauds, the only place in the world where bloody decapitations and exacting facsimiles of Brad Pitt’s ass are presented ... more


NightlifeVegas Gets Booked(3 comments)
Giving new meaning to the phrase “Are you in the book?” first-time author Jay Louis’ debut, Hot Chicks With Douchebags (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008), attempts ... more
Party with the cars … and maybe a few stars. That’s the basic concept of The Ultra Lounge at Dal Toro & Lamborghini Las Vegas, ... more
NightlifeCrystal Rock’n Lemonade
A little bit Country Time (think rocking chairs) and a little bit rock ‘n roll (think streaking), bartender Toni Rossi’s irresistible creation has a deceptive sting. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentThe power principle
Actors like playing the villain, the wisdom goes, because the villains get to be bad and the heroes must remain steadfast and dull. The villains ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSlow resurfacing
They don’t go overboard fliering parking lots, nor do they post loads of MySpace bulletins. In 2007, they played only 14 shows. But that doesn’t ... more
Local track we love
Duo Chris Leland and Joe Ervin, mainstays on the Vegas folk scene since 2005, have exceeded solid past efforts with this haunting serenade. more
I wrote what?!
Local duo The Naturals sent out a MySpace bulletin on July 28 announcing a dramatic mid-tour breakup, with the text attributed to … yours truly. more
Arts and EntertainmentHalf In
Timed to make as big a splash with poker fans as possible, Tim Molyneux’s All In: The Poker Musical put on three performances earlier this ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSlow resurfacing
They don’t go overboard fliering parking lots, nor do they post loads of MySpace bulletins. In 2007, they played only 14 shows. But that doesn’t ... more
Arts and EntertainmentTake Back the “Night”
Shakespeare was a perv. Let’s keep a tally, shall we? Rape? Check. Man-boy-fairy love triangle? Check. Bestiality? Check. Oh yeah, it’s all there. All there ... more
Arts and EntertainmentTenth time a charm?
Dancers—long-legged, festooned in sequins and feathers or little at all—are a Vegas staple. But, quiet as it’s kept, there is an alternative dance tradition in ... more
Arts and EntertainmentLooking on the brightside
A local teen taking on Las Vegas’ biggest rock band? Call him brazen, foolish or naïve if you want, but Ian Shane Tyler might just ... more
Arts and EntertainmentFive Questions with Troy Nkrumah, local organizing head of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention
[Vegas hosting the National Hip-Hop Political Convention] is major considering Las Vegas attempted a ban of hip-hop. That, along with the fact that, nationally, Vegas ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat about Bobby?
The overwhelming majority of comics have “a thing.” A shtick. An angle. And then there’s Bobby Collins. more


ScreenWho loves the ‘90s?
Set for no apparent reason in 1994, Jonathan Levine’s The Wackness at first comes off like a calculated exercise in nostalgia, full of forced period ... more
ScreenThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
There’s a thin line between “winking at the camera” and “drawing attention to how bad your movie is.” In its third installment, The Mummy franchise ... more
ScreenBrideshead Revisited
It’s no secret that this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel originally had David Yates at the helm, while Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Jude ... more
ScreenSwing Vote
In the town of Texico, New Mexico, lives Bud Johnson (Costner), the epitome of white-trash America. His slovenly and irresponsible ways haven’t stopped him from ... more

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High-concept classics
TasteWhen I was a university student, my anthropology professor claimed that the first takeout food in North America was the tamale, or tamal, as it is called in the Nauhatl language of southern Mexico.




CD Cover Excuses for Skipping
Imagine if Kevin Shields had produced The Go-Go’s and you’ve got some idea where this Bay Area-based, all-female quartet is coming from.
CD Cover Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
On July 16, 1930, country music’s founding father, Jimmie Rodgers, and jazz progenitor Louis Armstrong found common ground in the blues, creating “Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standing on the Corner),” ...
CD Cover Paul Weller
Can you imagine Paul Weller’s latest album shooting to the top of the Billboard 200? Sure, as soon as John Q. Kansas figures out who the heck Paul Weller is.

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Cocktail of the Week Jul 31, 2008
by Xania Woodman

Crystal Rock’n Lemonade

So named for Christian Audigier’s clothing line Crystal Rock, and therefore ultimately for his daughter Crystal. A little bit Country Time (think rocking chairs) and a little bit rock ‘n ...