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Best in PrintA slider primer
That’s right—we ate our way through most of the valley’s offerings. Sometimes this job is so brutal. read article
Best in PrintDown and out at Trop and Boulder
Scenes from my long week at an unusual motel read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionThe house loses
There is construction at Inspirada, the massive master-planned community in the southern reaches of Henderson, tucked behind the Henderson Airport, but most of the land ... more
The IntersectionOne hot “Mamma!”
There is a nasty rumor going around that as the last numbers began to swell through the Mandalay Bay Theater on Sunday at the final ... more
Tiny Little Rant: Knievel’s jump sucked(1 comment)
So the Strip’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show sucked. Know what else sucked? Robbie Knievel’s jump “over” the revamped Mirage volcano. more
Renewable Nevada
Can we fail at being sustainable and yet lead an economic recovery by developing a renewable-resource industry? It’s a question that Vegas and, more broadly, ... more
The IntersectionWhere’s the outrage? Online.(1 comment)
An online Nevada blacklist containing the names of people and companies who gave money to support Proposition 8 in California recalls the notorious—and effective—blacklist of ... more
The Help Desk
CityCenter announces 12,000 job openings. Harry Reid denies any involvement whatsoever. Las Vegas remains the No. 1 travel destination in the United States. The No. ... more


NightlifeXS and ohhs
A throng queues up willingly and early in XS’ general-admission lane, winding down the hallway from the gilded entrance back to Wynn. Not since the ... more
NightlifeJaimie Johnson—Stepping it up
After stints on cruise ships, in the Rio’s Show in the Sky, in the Tropicana’s Folies Bergere and at Hawaiian Tropic Zone (pictured, in uniform), ... more
NightlifeThe Ice House meltdown(2 comments)
Drink till it’s all gone … then move on. On January 2 at the Ice House it was all-you-can-drink for $20 (including top shelf!) Then ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentPleasures” in paint
Jeff Britton’s collection of paintings at Trifecta Gallery, Guilty Pleasures, is funny, saucy, irreverent and pop-y—sort of. more
Arts and EntertainmentSurviving Sudan
Somewhere in San Diego, there is an African woman with one kidney, a family of five and an astonishing story tucked behind her eyes. more
Real country radio
These days, the term “country radio” might as well be changed to “pop-country radio,” since stations dedicated to the genre generally just repeat the same ... more
Arts and EntertainmentHome movies
It’s 42 degrees out, and Derek Stonebarger is trying to get people to party. “Dance, so you get warm,” urges Stonebarger, the co-writer and director ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat “The Future” brought(1 comment)
On the evening of April 29, 1992—shortly after the Rodney King riots began—Leonard Cohen huddled up in his two-story Los Angeles home. He lay down ... more
Arts and EntertainmentCards and beers
Crappy economic times call for an underdog success story to lift our spirits. Conveniently, our neighbors to the south have one brewing: The Arizona Cardinals ... more
Arts and EntertainmentJorg Lemke as the counselor in KA
Lemke needs two hours a night to get into his costume and makeup, but it took far longer to develop the necessary psyche to play ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBeatles fans: Cue “The Q”
Dennis Mitchell announced last week that his long-running syndicated show Breakfast With the Beatles has a new home on KMZQ 670-AM, “The Q.” But AM? more
R.I.P. Water Street Gallery
A not-so-gentle reminder to support your local arts institutions: Adding to the recent list of shifting tides in the Valley’s art community is the closure ... more
Arts and EntertainmentUncommon occurrences
A painter mixes colors as electronic beats vibrate the palette cradled in his arm. Emcees spit rapid-fire rhymes in the direction of his canvas, on ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA host of expectations
His is an uneven comedy equation, yet the net sum is that Jimmy Fallon has scored himself the infinitely plum gig as Conan O’Brien’s replacement ... more


ScreenClint’s Good, bad(ass) & ugly
Clint Eastwood has said that Gran Torino may signal an end to his acting career. We’ve marked the occasion with a look at some of ... more
ScreenWars” is hell
In Bride Wars, best friends Emma (Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) have been dreaming of their nuptials since they were little girls, and they both ... more
ScreenVeering off-course
Early in Gran Torino, playing what he’s said may well be his final role, Clint Eastwood growls. I mean that quite literally. more

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Who needs dinner?
TasteI hate brunch, but the way I feel right now, I wouldn’t mind eating one at Simon Restaurant & Lounge every week for the next 10 years.
Green Valley gets cracking
TasteFans of hearty sit-down breakfasts, take heart. The popular Cracked Egg has opened in the mall housing Smith’s, on Green Valley Parkway adjacent to the 215.


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CD Cover Under the radar albums
The end of 2008 is the perfect excuse to clue you in on a few albums that have been appreciated, but previously un-reviewed, by the Weekly.
CD Cover Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is still a scrappy live rock band, but its studio confections are now pure pop ear candy. That was evident on 2007’s glossy Infinity on High, and ...
CD Cover Desertscraped: New Noise From the Neon Wilderness
A noble attempt to document Las Vegas’ generally ignored experimental scene, this 13-track compilation succumbs more to logistics than to its oddball sound array. Curated by local writer Jarret Keene, ...

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Jan 8, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Spellmaker Bottle Service

From 51 stories above the gritty city, the Voodoo Lounge is getting an upgrade, a unique twist on bottle service that starts you off with your choice of liquors, such ...