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Best in PrintMake room for the BADASS music issue!
Featuring hardcore legends, guitar heroes, scene-builders, wild jazzmen, useful info, one intimidating dude and a ukelele read article
Best in PrintButtons vs. strings
An exploration of the new interaction between music and rhythm video games read article
Best in Print‘The hardest-working kid in our business, period’
From his band to his booking, Pulsar is Vegas music’s rock read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

Sin City Shares
As the economy gets suckier and suckier, more communities across the country are discovering the trend of printing their own money. We couldn’t help but ... more
The IntersectionFunny while it lasted
There was never any remote possibility that Nevada was going to impose a tax on sex acts at legal brothels. But it still gave attendees ... more
Off-shore accounts (in the desert)
There was more than an air of cry-baby defensiveness a few weeks ago at the G20 Summit in London, when Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister ... more
The Help Desk
Las Vegas Monopoly champion says game is “half skill, half luck.” Well, having no life whatsoever helps, too. Prostitution tax dies in Nevada Legislature. Yes, ... more
Suggestion Box: R&R Partners, toughen up
When R&R slams the recent demand for more accountability regarding the money they are receiving from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, as taxpayers ... more
The IntersectionBehind the scenes at Peepshow
It isn’t just about being in the spotlight—sometimes you need to make sure your glistening high heels don’t literally reflect too much as you bask ... more


NightlifeViva las bailout
The economy may be contracting, but interest in all things rockabilly is somehow inexplicably expanding. Funny thing is, it costs a fortune to be retro! more
NightlifeDon’t accept Luke-a-likes
Who can mix 40 tracks in an hour, play multiple parties a night, and still find time to create killer dirty beats? Sounds like Dutch ... more
NightlifePutting out the Fuego
The first upscale Latin nightclub in Vegas surgically removes the Fuego from The Club. more
The roof is on fire(1 comment)
Some yahoo at the Rio pulls the fire alarm, but the crowd is determined to keep dancing at VooDoo Lounge. more
NightlifeBreakfast at the bar
The nice thing about a crowded bar is that even if you came alone, you’re surrounded by friends. In this case, my new “friends” were ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentNot a promising development
Sit Down, Shut Up (Fox, Sundays, 8:30 p.m.) is a clumsy, rudimentary animated show that looks like the kind of thing Comedy Central would slap ... more
Arts and EntertainmentDrink up! (It’s for the kids)
Don’t even think about showing up to UNLVino on an empty stomach. more
Arts and EntertainmentSave the last dance
Mayor Goodman, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and other local celebs attempt their own version of Dancing with the Stars in what could be one of ... more
Arts and EntertainmentYou say ocean, I Saosin
Extreme sports and music come together this weekend in the parking lot at the Galleria Mall. Yes, the mall. more
Arts and EntertainmentThrough the looking glass
We don’t think much about architecture in the Valley, because, frankly, outside of the Strip, there’s not much to talk about. The latest master-planned community, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentCelebrating Perry
Perry Farrell’s 50th-birthday party at the Mirage pool turned into a celebration of generations’ worth of alternative, punk and even commercial music. In many ways, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentNot a promising development
Sit Down, Shut Up (Fox, Sundays, 8:30 p.m.) is a clumsy, rudimentary animated show that looks like the kind of thing Comedy Central would slap ... more
Arts and EntertainmentZany paranoia and bitter social commentary
Knipfel has led an extraordinary life, and looks back on it with an astonishing mix of dark humor, unflinching observation and utter lack of self-pity. ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA literary mash-up
In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Quirk Books, $13), humor writer Seth Grahame-Smith took Austen’s original masterpiece and added the undead. more
The Weekly List: The classics reloaded
To Kill a Mockingbird With a Robot Atticus Finch, Boo Radley—and Autobots and Decepticons: Now that’s how you tell a searing tale of injustice in ... more
Arts and EntertainmentVegas was built for this
It has always surprised me that there isn’t more performance and video art being made in the Valley—it seems such a perfect fit. more
Arts and EntertainmentBuggin’ out
. From the noted Czech author Karel Capek, who also wrote Rossum’s Universal Robots, the play that coined the term “robot,” Insurgo brings us The ... more


Screen17 Again
17 Again plays much like Big in reverse, with a touch of It’s a Wonderful Life plus a wish-granting old janitor thrown in for good measure. more
From goofy teenage Tony Montana wannabes firing automatic weapons in their underwear, to the murderous muscle necessary to fashion a red carpet gown, nothing is ... more
ScreenTied up in knots
Old-fashioned investigative journalism, printed on newsprint, is the only institution capable of bringing down ridiculously convoluted movie conspiracies. more

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Well done
TasteBeef is still, apparently, what most people want for dinner. One busy Thursday evening, thanks to a porthole in the wall above my table, I could hear noisy conversation in the bar area, the restaurant was rocking, and juicy, nicely charred steaks appeared to be starring on every table.




CD Cover Sara Watkins
Former Nickel Creek member Sara Watkins makes her solo debut with a quiet, subdued album that encompasses folk, country and the progressive bluegrass for which her old trio was known.
CD Cover Bat for Lashes
Fierce tribal rhythms drive “Two Planets,” while “Daniel” is a spooky gothic gem shrouded in misty synth-pop.
CD Cover Prince
Prince’s latest work isn’t particularly memorable, though there are inspired moments on his new three-CD album.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Apr 16, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Fairy Grandmother

Simply put, this is the best thing I drank all week. Dainty and petal pink, this high-end shot (though I sipped it like a cocktail) went down all-too-easily at the ...