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Best in PrintWomen of Nightlife: The Pink Pages
These ladies do it all, from booking the DJs to running the show to owning the joint ... read article
Best in PrintNightlife Glossary: An Addendum
We figure if the Associated Press can issue a yearly Stylebook, so can the Weekly. Behold, your ... read article
Best in PrintNightclub obituaries
We would now like to take a moment to honor the memory of some of our dearly ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionA debate to remember (and forget)
n hit the jackpot. Minutes into Friday evening’s presidential debate-viewing party at Sierra Gold at Jones and the I-215, someone won $20. Two center-bar televisions ... more
Felix Rappaport
Felix Rappaport on the casino business: “The casino business is relatively simple. You want to be a net importer of people…” more
The IntersectionMuslims speak out
For nearly 20 months, U.S. Muslims have watched Barack Obama fumble as he tries to debunk rumors that he’s a closet Muslim. more
Oil and (holy) water
Mark your calendars. In February of 2009, religious people who dare explore the (missing) link between science and God will participate in a worldwide event: ... more
Flower Tower(1 comment)
Andrew Fonfa doesn’t want me to write this. He knows I have to, he knows I want to, but he also wants us to know ... more
Hey, everyone, important community issues being discussed here!
School over, dozens of students filed past the solitary sign-holder pointing visitors to the Greenspun Junior High auditorium for the first of several community forums ... more
The IntersectionColors that run early
For those of you who have only a vague idea what UNR is about, note one thing—it hates UNLV. more
The Help Desk
Lance Armstrong loses to Oregon cyclist in second annual Cross Vegas. Testing afterward showed evidence of several Strip buffets. FBI raids nine sites around the ... more


NightlifeNightclub obituaries
We would now like to take a moment to honor the memory of some of our dearly departed nightclub venues for providing us over the ... more
NightlifeBack and gone again(1 comment)
The X-rays of grotesque human mishaps are gone. So is the cigarette-burned carpet. But at the former Emergency Room Lounge last Saturday night, local music ... more
Senior Citizens
There are two sides to every prom: There’s the dreamy, romantic image of what the night will bring, coupled with anticipatory outings to check things ... more
NightlifeTeam Hangover Report: UTIOG! UTIOG!
The last time I saw Under the Influence of Giants in the flesh, they were wearing matching ’70s-style velour jogging suits and being entertained by ... more
NightlifeIt’s Fabulous
It’s “f—king Fabulous!” tout festival reps. Fabulous Las Vegas aims to be an alternative to the rigid policies of some of the megaclubs in town. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentBack and gone again(1 comment)
The X-rays of grotesque human mishaps are gone. So is the cigarette-burned carpet. But at the former Emergency Room Lounge last Saturday night, local music ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA few words with local filmmaker Malcolm Brooks
Local filmmaker Malcolm Brooks is showing his new movie Heroes at the Galaxy Neonopolis this week. Josh Bell stole a few minutes of his time ... more
Arts and EntertainmentHigh and dry
As if the high price of oil weren’t enough, next week PBS is airing a documentary on that other critical natural resource, water, and it ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA clone of a clone
The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie that came out this summer was meant to stoke anticipation for the new Star Wars: The Clone ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWho are We Are Wolves?(2 comments)
A trio of Montreal-based sonic stewards, We Are Wolves, with their hyper electro-rock, aren’t just your typical indie electro-trash. more
Arts and EntertainmentCraig Berman as Her Majesty in “LOVE”
Jack of all trades and master of most, Craig Berman is a renowned rock climber and has a doctorate in physical therapy from Columbia. more
Arts and EntertainmentUp, up and away
It’s 5:05 p.m., and Seth Trotter just woke up. The vocalist for local R&B-tinged pop-punks The Higher can’t be faulted, however, as his band returned ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWho said being good was easy?
Please note: “This show intended for mature audiences only,” but don’t get too excited. Curators Wendy Kveck and Danielle Kelly were determined to stimulate your ... more
Up to the job
The ravings of a right-wing senator’s office staff become ever more harried as they examine seven unnatural, disgusting, yet utterly hot photographs that have been ... more
Foo Fighters
About a week prior to his band’s show this past Friday at the Joint, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced that the group would be ... more


Virgil Cole (Harris) and Everett Hitch (Mortensen) are freelance lawmen, plying their trade—what they call “gun work”—to towns with no laws. more
ScreenNot seeing is not believing
Arguably the work that landed him the Nobel Prize for Literature, José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness, published in 1995, was long considered to be “unfilmable.” more
You’d be hard-pressed to find a film critic more potentially sympathetic to Religulous, the new documentary in which Bill Maher roams the globe poking nonstop ... more
It’s never pleasant to sit through a local feature film and realize that it’s failing on almost every conceivable level. more
ScreenFlash of Genius
The college engineering professor invented the intermittent windshield-wiper system in his basement, pitched it to Ford and was then ripped off by the monolithic automaker, ... more
ScreenHow to Lose Friends & Alienate People
When a movie like How to Lose Friends & Alienate People—about an entertainment journalist who must decide between truth and hype—comes along, it veers dangerously ... more
ScreenNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Look out, Cameron Crowe: While you’ve been busy with arty remakes of Spanish horror flicks and self-indulgent trips through your CD collection, someone’s come along ... more

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Second time's a charm
TasteOne rule I abide by as a diner is to always give a restaurant a second chance. Every business has an off day, and snap judgments based on one fair-to-middling experience can sometimes rob you of a genuinely great haunt.




CD Cover Cold War Kids
The 1990s were a halcyon time for mainstream alt-rock, an era that had no problem embracing jazzbos such as Soul Coughing and Morphine and other genre-defying acts. A nod to ...
CD Cover Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album opens with a song perfectly pitched to her unique sensibilities and strengths: “Spotlight” is a slinky, old-fashioned torch song, marrying Hudson’s traditional vocal talents to ...
CD Cover Jenny Lewis
Having ditched her Rilo Kiley bandmates (albeit temporarily) and the Watson Twins—her collaborators on 2006’s otherwise-solo effort Rabbit Fur Coat—malleable indie songstress and onetime Las Vegas resident Jenny Lewis has ...

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Oct 2, 2008
by Xania Woodman

Perla’s Pumpkin Pie

Trick or treat! Okay, just practicing. October gets me in the mood for fall, fall gets me in the mood for Halloween, and Halloween gets me in the mood for ...