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Best in Print

APRIL 30 - MAY 6
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
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionMemos on a scandal
The 10 techniques under discussion were: (1) attention grasp, (2) walling, (3) facial hold, (4) facial slap (insult slap), (5) cramped confinement, (6) wall standing, ... more
The IntersectionNow we’re cooking(1 comment)
Top Chef began filming Season 6 in Las Vegas on Monday. This could easily be the start of an economic recovery. It’s not as ridiculous ... more
Foreclosures, horses and Patrick Swayze—oh, my!
This is something never to be taken for granted about our city: that wandering a distance of about 100 feet can be like falling down ... more
The IntersectionA hound dog in a bear market
I just can’t help believing,” Elvis once famously sang. And that is how Trent Carlini is approaching launching his new show, Elvolution. more
Showroom for change
If your only glimpse of World Market Center has been from the I-15, trust me, you haven’t seen it. more
The Help Desk
Fremont Street Experience paying tribute to 1969 and Woodstock this summer. Just make sure not to eat the brown deep-fried Twinkies. Las Vegas tops list ... more
Tiny Little Rant: Nevada is not prepared for swine flu
Sorry, but we have a bit of a tough time swallowing Gov. Jim Gibbons’ claim that Nevada is prepared for the swine flu, and has ... more


NightlifeThe doctor is in(1 comment)
If cover bands give you a fever, it will be remedied with a prescription of more cowbell courtesy of Dr. Zhivegas. more
NightlifeRandi Sorenson – A model Republican
Not that kind of Republican. The sexy Wet Republic cabana attendant came to Vegas straight out of high school to pursue her professional dance career. more
NightlifeReturn of the freeze
There’s a dark secret many of us try to hide: Back before I was a local, I was a tourist. I’d like to say tourist ... more
NightlifeVolts, right out of the blue!
N9NE Group and the Palms are making a commitment to environmentalism via Vegas’ first permenant solar-powered DJ booth. more
NightlifeCourtesy of the Artisan, your weekend is served(1 comment)
A new afterhours that is not in a strip club??? Plus cheaper drinks and discount hotel rooms? We like! more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentFour-color freebies
Comic books will once again be at the forefront of pop culture this week, and the comics industry is taking advantage with its annual Free ... more
Arts and EntertainmentDancing with the welterweights
A thong, diet pills and too many verbal jabs to tally, if this Saturday’s action inside the ring is half as memorable as the antics ... more
Arts and EntertainmentNoriko Takahashi as Diana in KA
Noriko Takahashi says she sometimes gets recognized in Japan even without her makeup. Her role—the baton-twirling daughter of the chief archer—is a natural fit. more
Arts and EntertainmentStudio time
Ryan butler pulls up to the vacant lot outside Studio Vegas Recording Studios in a black, tricked-out Mercedes with shiny rims. Believe it or not, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentCruisin’ down the Thai way
Calling the Skinny Jeans a rock band feels like an understatement. They’re a soccer team. And a promotions and production group. more
Arts and EntertainmentSkorchamenza
It’s time to face the truth: Skorchamenza is the new Guitar Hero of Las Vegas’ music scene. more
Arts and EntertainmentAddicted to Brand
Russell Brand is huge in Europe, but you probably just know him as the hypersexual rock star Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Well, the ... more
Arts and EntertainmentHeaven forbid!
Patron saints—isn’t it time to deputize some new ones, fresh inspirational figures to help us face our uniquely modern problems? more


ScreenThe Weekly’s summer movie preview
The six most-anticipated films from the year’s biggest box-office season. more
ScreenSwing and a miss
Sugar is well-intentioned but a bit of a bore. more
ScreenX-Men Origins: Wolverine
Every comic-book fan knows that origins in movies are boring; here’s nearly two full hours of the stuff. more
ScreenGhosts of Girlfriends Past
Taking a page from A Christmas Carol, this lackluster imitation of a classic tale feels stale despite its unique romance angle. more
ScreenIs Anybody There?
Coming-of-age tales all follow a basic formula and this British drama follows it directly. The good news is you’re not likely to care. more

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Comfort food all night long
TasteAnother killer—if you don’t mind the metaphor—here is “angry” mac ’n’ cheese, which gets its dudgeon from the addition of jalapeños, and has a nice, bubbly top crust. If you like crab cakes, The Bar does the genre proud.




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 30, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Organic Alien Margarita

Come May 5, I’ll be beaming up cocktails with Alien Tequilas anejo, which, aged one year in oak, is pleasantly perfumey with hints of vanilla, spice and smoke on the ...