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Best in PrintCalamity Jayne, take two
She helped create a music scene. She served hard time in a federal penitentiary. And Las Vegas’ most infamous musical outlaw lived to talk about it all with the Weekly read article
Best in PrintCalamity’s Most Notorious
Weird and wonderful moments from the club’s four-year run read article
Best in PrintThe trials of Elizabeth Halverson
Is a disciplinary hearing for the embattled judge about conduct or comformity? read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionSolemn journey
Debbie Zarder takes a deep breath. Lips trembling, she stifles tears and begins walking down the narrow hallway in her modest Henderson home, past the ... more
If Paris can do it…
In 2006, Paris Hilton was hot. By 2008, the former infotainment diversion had grown so tepid that clunky designer knockoff Perez Hilton was probably wishing ... more
The IntersectionWhat we heard at the Hillary Clinton speech
Hillary Clinton returned to Nevada last week to speak to a crowd gathered at Green Valley High School. These are words were overheard during the speech. more
The Intersection(S)Miley face(1 comment)
Candidates vying for office will try anything to get attention—sleazy campaign ads, political fliers slamming other candidates, ubiquitous roadway signs. But odds are many voters ... more
The Help Desk ranks Las Vegas among best U.S. cities for commercial investment. Las Vegans rank among most clueless websites. Criss Angel to launch own clothing ... more


Douchebag follow-up
This just proves once more that when Los Angelenos come to poo all over Vegas, they shouldn’t depart thinking the mayor is busy shining up ... more
Rock Pockets
In a world routinely committing crimes against rock culture (Tuscan Orange Grapefruit Michelob Ultra?!), it’s gratifying to see little pockets of rebellion still clinging to ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentThe descent of man
Before it delivers the inevitable jolt of redemption, The Night of The Gun is a maddening book, dangerous in large doses to anyone who has ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWelcome Back, WB
Ratings are down and speculation runs rampant that The CW may not even survive one more season. Meanwhile, Warner Brothers has quietly begun resurrecting the ... more
Opening your heart is tough, especially when you’re laying it bare for the world to scrutinize. Below are Las Vegas Weekly’s favorite confessional works of art. more
Arts and EntertainmentA cuckold, a fiddler and a long nose
Molière’s farce about a dandy determined not to be cuckolded by his presumptive bride-to-be (even if she doesn’t know it yet) is given a very ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBanding together
More than 100 bands and artists performed Downtown over a three-day span last week, and odds are you’ve never heard of any of them. more
Arts and EntertainmentSex sells(3 comments)
Amidst four nights ostensibly devoted to supporting developing musicians and propping up the local music scene, crowds ultimately flocked to something truly timeless: sex. more
What’s in a name?
Narayan: Name suggests: Skinhead oi! punk (playing off the word “Aryan,” of course). Actual sound: Maroon 5-y soul-pop, fronted by an Asian singer. That must ... more


ScreenA thunderous return
Lately Ben Stiller has been coasting, recycling his impotent-fury shtick in worthless movies like The Heartbreak Kid and Meet the Fockers or cashing easy paychecks ... more
ScreenStar Wars: The Clone Wars
With Star Wars, it appears more obvious than ever that you can’t go back again. The glory days of 1977-1980 are from a galaxy far, ... more
ScreenWoody Allen’s European Vacation
The fourth (and apparently final) film in what might be called Woody Allen’s European period, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is the closest to what fans of ... more
ScreenMan on Wire
It was possibly the most audacious stunt of the 20th century: French-born tightrope-walker Philippe Petit, along with a team of friends, snuck into the World ... more
ScreenHenry Poole Is Here
Hollywood doesn’t often deal directly with issues of faith and spirituality, mainly because it wants to appeal to as many people as humanly possible. So ... more
ScreenTeenage wasteland
Whatever barely discernible line may yet remain between the traditional documentary and “reality programming,” American Teen clearly has no use for it. more

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The next big thing
TasteSome have been touting the cooking of Peru as “the next big thing.” I don’t know if this is true, but I can say that Mi Peru, a South American grill housed in the Henderson space once home to Barbecue Masters, serves the best Peruvian food I’ve yet eaten in …




CD Cover Jean Grae
The story of rapper Jean Grae’s fourth CD Jeanius is fraught with peril. It leaked four years ago, and since then Grae has threatened to quit in frustration with the ...
CD Cover The Walkmen
A lot of folks who thought they liked The Walkmen smelled a rat when they heard 2006’s A Hundred Miles Off, or more accurately put, they didn’t hear one. Nothing ...
CD Cover Randy Newman
Instantly familiar to anyone who’s ever watched a major motion picture in the last 35 years, Randy Newman’s mellow Southern California croon has long called to mind dependable friendships and ...

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Cocktail of the Week Aug 14, 2008
by Xania Woodman

Casino Royale

Perhaps even better in liquid form than the 2006 James Bond flick of the same name, the Casino Royale, property master mixologist John Dupont’s menu leader, is a broad adaptation ...