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Best in PrintGod’s showman
Facing lung cancer, street preacher and gadfly John 3:16 can still tell a story. Or two. read article
Best in PrintThe Weekly’s recession-busting guide
The dollar not quite worth what it was yesterday? We’ve come up with a few ways to ... read article
Best in Print10 ways to make a quick buck in Vegas
Just in case it comes to that… read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionWas Gov. Gibbons aboard the Titanic?
Eerie similarities between the sunken ship and the sinking city. Will there be enough lifeboats? more
The Help Desk
Lindsay Lohan allegedly considering joining Peepshow topless revue in Las Vegas. We don’t really like it either, guys, but it’s either this or she keeps ... more
The IntersectionLiar, liar, car’s on fire!
As the recession burns, more Las Vegans are taking a match to their own rides. more
If you build it, will they record?
When you enter the studio, everything is new and shiny except for the collection of vintage amplifiers from manufacturers like Marshall, which date back to ... more
The IntersectionHow the mighty have … vanished (1 comment)
A once-booming hodgepodge of great food and distractions, the intersection of Decatur and Sahara is now a road map of scuffed stucco, outlines of former ... more
The IntersectionRhinestones, pianos and Bicentennial short shorts
Long before Criss Angel called flying on a Vegas stage a magic trick, Liberace did it as showmanship. more
The IntersectionA rock and a Chinese place
Sometime back in the 1990s, an eccentric fellow wanted to eat at a restaurant. He sent his advance team to scope out the place and ... 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
NightlifeQ & A with DJ/producer Chris Cox
Pure’s new resident chats about skeletons in the career closet, keeping tired tracks interesting and DJing during a live sex show… wait, what? more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentPostcards from the edge
When you think of Oregon, what comes to mind? No doubt lots of trees and lots of rain. more
Art for awareness
Henderson gets an injection of culture when the first College Art Scene Festival hits the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson Campus on April 24. more
Arts and EntertainmentJoint opening
The Hard Rock’s new concert venue debuts strongly, except for a broken nose and one woman’s dashed hopes of marrying McCartney. more
Arts and EntertainmentMr. Sunday night
The measure of John Madden is simple: He helped make Sunday the new Monday. more
Arts and EntertainmentShe-sweets
Fling’s fingers are imbued with a faint metallic pink shimmer that straddles the line between “amusingly chic” and “scrumptiously contaminated.” If you haven’t guessed yet, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentRock by committee
Jill Sobule’s last two record labels have gone bankrupt. So she made a direct appeal in an e-mail to her fans: Would they finance the record? more
Arts and EntertainmentGone but not forgotten
Thanks to DirecTV, unjustly canceled shows get a second chance. more
Arts and EntertainmentPlugged in at Coachella
There are concerts, there are music festivals, and then there’s Coachella. more
Dispatches from the Polo Field
Since Vegas doesn’t have a pro sports team, local musicians have filled that community vacancy. So, in order to obtain my official Las Vegas local ... more
Arts and EntertainmentUncovering Cheever
It is somehow continually surprising to discover how many of America’s essential writers were eccentrics, outsiders: in exile, even at home. more
Arts and EntertainmentOptical fiber
It’s been almost 40 years since artists swapped their paintbrushes for needles and thread, and a century since they traded wood, stone and clay for ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA century of Hawkins
Erick Hawkins (1909–1994) is considered by many to be one of the most influential classic modern dance choreographers of the 20th century. more


ScreenDuller than fiction
Movies based on true stories generally like to trumpet their real-world bona fides right at the outset, so that we’ll be properly amazed as the ... more
A sweeping, generic wildlife film, Earth features a few passing mentions of global warming but otherwise focuses on the same things as every other nature ... more
ScreenThe Informers
Los Angeles. Early ’80s. Vacuous, rich and pretty blond boys and girls get drunk, get high and get laid; a few come to a vague ... more
Maybe it’s a bad idea to expect much from a movie with a title as generic as Fighting . more
ScreenSin Nombre
Sayra (Gaitan) follows her uncle and estranged father from Honduras, heading to New Jersey to live with a family of half-siblings she’s never met. Mexican ... more
The magnificence of Sidney Lumet’s irreproachable 12 Angry Men was the simplicity—and brevity—with which a legal injustice was brought to light by methodically revealing the ... more

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An epic experience
TasteAll the dishes I tried at Thai Pepper were interesting, and some were downright terrific. I started with a beef soup that I’ve never seen on a Thai menu in this country called kao-low - funky in the extreme and definitely not for the faint of heart.
When classics collide on a bitsy bun
TasteThe newest slider variation is upon us, and it’s better than it sounds.
The wrong choice
At Timbers Bar and Grill on Sunday morning, in full view of my wife, friends and the overly caffeinated waitress, I commit the biggest mistake I’ll make all week: I don’t order the Sierra Madre Omelet.




CD Cover Depeche Mode vs. Pet Shop Boys
In the 1980s, Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys helped synth-pop break into the mainstream. Now, both have released new records.
CD Cover Silversun Pickups
The world needs more bands like the Silversun Pickups.
CD Cover Tinted Windows
At first glance, the lineup of supergroup Tinted Windows seems pretty incongruous: singer Taylor Hanson (Hanson), bassist Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), guitarist James Iha (ex-Smashing Pumpkins) and drummer Bun ...

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Apr 23, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Filthy Dirty Vodka Martini

Filthy Dirty Vodka Martini Hachi, Red Rock Casino. $11 ($7 during Hachi Hour, Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.) Let’s talk for a moment about the martini. Like a king dethroned, the martini ...