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Best in PrintBoomer bust
The demise of The Great Indoors reminds us of how the Dr. Spock Generation blew it read article
Best in PrintA party bestiary
The Weekly goes medieval on your clubbing agenda read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionLet’s make a deal!
Real people who have bills and not enough money might put their useless stuff up for sale on eBay, the contemporary take on a garage ... more
Learning with less
Through it all, there is math. He’s good at math. Five is the number of months since his dad lost his job as a warehouse ... more
The IntersectionHow Danny got his groove back
Something very odd happened at Wynn. Danny Gans, the brunt of my jokes and my ire for several years now, made me laugh. A lot. more
Shutting the doors
Nevada State Prison in Carson City, which dates back to the 19th century, is the oldest prison in the state, and one of the oldest ... more
The Help Desk
Las Vegas’s traffic-ticket amnesty program extended after collecting at least $4 million in unpaid tickets. So when do we start the amnesty program for CEOs ... more
The IntersectionSuggestion Box: Oscar, stop cutting off your nose
We’re as fascinated by our mayor as the rest of the free world, but we really feel the need to call him on his latest ... more
The IntersectionNo crapping birds, please
Tiny Bubbles isn’t your average 450-pound Cher impersonator; he’s also a magician, a comedian and most of all, a mentor. more


NightlifeUtopia at 13: Remembered and celebrated
Utopia is long gone, but the party lives on. While most of Team Hangover is too young to have experienced partying (legally) at the legendary ... more
NightlifeWe’re telling
When New York’s famed piano bar Don’t Tell Mama (DTM) opens up a Vegas outpost on Fremont East in the next week, it will bring ... more
Nightlife‘Dominic sent me’
Though the details of the era when speakeasies ruled have faded into history,l the more romantic notions of illicit tipples, flappers and bathtub gin continue ... more
NightlifeHey, DJ: (Don’t) play that song!(5 comments)
1. Robin S., “Show Me Love,” (Show Me Love, 1993) No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play list … over 15 years ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentBut what are you guys gonna do, Maynard?
Sometime Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has been cagey regarding three upcoming Vegas shows by his latest project, Puscifer—the band’s first-ever stage appearances. more
Hothouse romance
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a couple of plays about the claustrophobic effects of relationships? more
Arts and EntertainmentA shaky foundation
In a surprising move, fans of TV writer-producer Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly) have already mounted a campaign to ... more
Arts and EntertainmentNo crapping birds, please
Tiny Bubbles isn’t your average 450-pound Cher impersonator; he’s also a magician, a comedian and most of all, a mentor. more
Arts and EntertainmentMad man
If you’ve listened to the audio clip of Christian Bale’s eruption on the set of Terminator: Salvation, then you know that Bale understands that a ... more
Arts and EntertainmentUnplanned reunion
It was supposed to be a one-off thing: guitarists Mike Johns and Richard Burnett and drummer Brian Smith—one-time members of Vegas metal band-made-good Hemlock —joining ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSuccessful signs
Experimental folksters Akron/Family, indie popsters Say Hi and SoCal rockers The Shys will anchor the out-of-town lineup for next month’s Neon Reverb festival, co-organizer James ... more
Arts and EntertainmentAnarchy on the AM(1 comment)
Steve Fodor and Zak Farrell look about like anyone else does on a Friday night at the dingy punk haven that is the Double Down ... more
Canoodling with Tchaikovsky
From its passionate opening symphony to its romantic finish, the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s All-Tchaikovsky Program is the perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day date. more
Arts and EntertainmentFour’s company
Group invitationals typically don’t imply a shared theme or artistic concern, but the Clark County Rotunda’s current exhibit is so coherent, you’d swear the four ... more


ScreenConfessions of a Shopaholic
Hollywood’s legion of flighty, pseudo-independent urban “career” women gets another shameful addition in Rebecca Bloomwood, heroine of the deeply conflicted romantic comedy/cautionary tale Confessions of ... more
ScreenFriday the 13th
The original 1980 Friday the 13th achieved massive success by ripping off elements from Halloween, Psycho and Carrie. The new Friday the 13th seems content ... more
ScreenDon’t bank on it
Action thrillers are inherently preposterous, of course, but there’s a limit to what we’ll swallow. more
Top 10 reasons a “Friday the 13th” remake is necessary
As far as we’re concerned, asking why the producers of Friday the 13th keep remaking their movie is like asking why McDonald’s keeps remaking Big ... more

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Bun and games
TastePerhaps you just have to be French, like star chef Laurent Tourondel, to get this wacky with burgers.
60-second grocery shopper
TasteOne of the most popular protein sources in the American diet, not all tuna is created equal.
Farewell to a friend
TasteLike a lighthouse in a storm, it beckoned weary travelers off the interstate en route from Las Vegas to Phoenix and vice versa.


AVN Awards / AEE Convention Coverage



CD Cover Lily Allen
This might be the worst time in history to brag about bling, but it’s still a cool novelty when a potty-mouthed, 5-foot-2 Brit does it. Yeah, Lily Allen still doesn’t ...
CD Cover Robyn Hitchcock
Anyone familiar with Robyn Hitchcock’s ear-catchingly eccentric pop has probably wondered if he’s an inhabitant of—or at least a frequent visitor to—a parallel universe.
CD Cover Thursday
The Jersey sextet that helped establish the screamo movement ultimately valued artistic merit over creative compromise, allowing scores of also-rans’ careers to rise and fall around them.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Feb 12, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Chocolate-covered cherry

There’s a holiday coming up?! Time to visit Noir Bar’s Ken Hall, the holiday-cocktail go-to-guy who created this drinkable dessert. The Chocolate-Covered Cherry is as delectable as it sounds. The trick: ...