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Best in Print

MAY 28 - JUNE 3
Best in PrintVegas’ Best 2009
The Weekly’s annual list of what’s really important— with a bunch of your own choices thrown in read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionFinal encore
For years the Siegried & Roy shared a home with Danny Gans at the Mirage; now both of their shows have come to shocking and ... more
The IntersectionBirthday SWAT
Writer Michael T. Toole is trapped in his house by a police standoff on his big day. more
The IntersectionMining opposition
In tough times, you’d think the proposed development of a new mine on the outskirts of town might be a plus. Yet, the “outskirts of ... more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Saturday, April 26, 2009 | 2:53 p.m. | I 15/93 between Carey and Cheyenne. more


NightlifeAnd theeen?
Ground control to major drama more
NightlifeIt’s the hottest thing on the red carpet, sucka!
Overpriced celebrity chew toys from Pure’s former managing partner? Stevie D. isn’t quite off the radar yet. more
NightlifeMariel Zagastizabal—Sham-wow!
Mariel doles out the good stuff poolside: frozen cocktails, cold towels and fresh-fruit kabobs, but that’s not all. more
OMG, we’re LOFAO over WMD, LOL! more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentA family affair
Left Standing proves it still has What It Takes after all these years. more
Arts and Entertainment6.66 reasons to get to know Demesic, Vegas’ iconoclastic instrumental death-metal trio
Demesic’s dedication to brutal music—and the word “brutal”—is so intense, the trio practices weekly at Hill’s Sandy Valley-area compound, with the closest neighbor some three ... more
No parking zone(1 comment)
Friday night, north of the Strip, heading to a rock show. Gonna see a badass band, the Detroit Cobras, with some local flavor opening, at ... more
Arts and EntertainmentMinimalist spectacularium
You are walking through a casino. Imagine it: the sea of faces, riddled with oddly colored lights flickering across facades devoid of emotion, entirely absorbed ... more
Arts and EntertainmentDissecting Shakespeare
At the fledgling A Taste of Shakespeare event held at the Springs Preserve this past weekend, twenty-minute “condensed” versions of Shakespeare classics played on two ... more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Eternal Smile
One is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy that proves little more than a fantasy, another is an Uncle Scrooge parody with a Truman Show set-up, and the ... more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Weekly playlist: Choose your own adventure
So many tempting concerts this week, so little money? A few tunes to help you pick more wisely. more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Flight of the Conchords show at the Joint on May 23 was so hard rock that …
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie began the show wearing boxes on their heads and mini-disco balls on their crotches—for lighting purposes only, of course. more
Granta is good
The powerhouse literary journal Granta kicks off its 30th anniversary with its latest issue, showcasing fiction by established masters and up-and-coming young writers. more
Arts and EntertainmentDesperate optimism
Like any good mirage, the enigma of the Vegas Valley’s burgeoning visual-arts scene has shifted yet again with this spring’s closure of some of the ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSurf and Sabbath
When I think surf rock, I think Black Sabbath. Not really, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s local surf rock favorites Thee Swank Bastards. more
Arts and EntertainmentBeer: the new water
The third annual Lee’s Beer Experience will bring more than 300 international beers to the Las Vegas Hilton. As you taste your 37th ale of ... more


ScreenJust terminate it already
James Cameron has long since departed this lumbering sci-fi franchise, and the vision clearly went with him. What we end up with instead is two ... more
ScreenNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
The sequel to the midly amusing 2006 family film suffers from a common follow-up ailment, so focused on upping the stakes that it loses most ... more
ScreenDrag Me to Hell
Most directors who graduate from low-budget anonymity to Hollywood glory never look back, so it’s oddly rewarding to see Sam Raimi, who’s devoted most of ... more
ScreenNot quite soaring
Up starts with a wonderful faux-newsreel segment detailing the exploits of 1930s (-ish) adventurer Charles Muntz (voiced by Christopher Plummer), determined to prove the existence ... more
ScreenThe Brothers Bloom
It’s almost touching, really, to see a scarily talented young filmmaker who’s still struggling to overcome the tyranny of influence and develop his own voice. more
ScreenDispatch from Cannes
On paper, you couldn’t ask for a more promising lineup, but the 62nd Festival de Cannes served up only a handful of truly memorable movies. more

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Milk delivery ... yeah, someone’s still doing it
TasteWinder’s milk is the star attraction,  thanks to  a 24- to 36-hour farm-to-glass turnaround. Does a body good.
Making oatmeal cool
TasteI’ve always had to add crap to my oatmeal to make it palatable. As a kid, the only way I could get through a bowl was to drown it in milk and brown sugar.
Indian done right
TasteLean ground meat, made savory with freshly roasted spices, tucked inside warm, crisp pastry. What could be more sublime than a mini-meat pie?




CD Cover Phoenix
The Parisians aren’t household names in America. But Phoenix’s stellar fourth LP, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, should help raise its profile here in the States.
CD Cover Chickenfoot
After departing Van Halen, singer Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony hooked up with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar wizard Joe Satriani to form supergroup Chickenfoot.
CD Cover Marilyn Manson
Credit longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez with stoking the creative hellfires necessary to bring Manson’s brand of full-throttle glam, industrial metal and social and political commentary to full boil.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week May 28, 2009
by Xania Woodman

The Snowy Chloe

Après pool this Memorial Day weekend, Double Helix GM Chloe Helfand showed me her bar’s new menu of Winetails, which merge premier wines with fine spirits. The result? We were ...