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Best in Print

Best in PrintThings we learned in school (that really mattered)
Our thinky, preachy, sometimes embarrassing collection of school memories—and what they taught us read article
Best in PrintSound sanctuary
Talbot Snow’s home-based recording studio is open to all musical styles—just leave the demons at home read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionIt’s our time again
Minutes before deadline, we did a Google news search on the terms “Oscar Goodman” + “Time Magazine.” After all, Time’s new cover piece about effed-up ... more
The IntersectionFacebook
Local MugShots is giving Las Vegans a one-stop shop for all the city’s bad guys. more
The IntersectionSigns of frustration(1 comment)
Deciding to save Elton John’s Red Piano signs was the easy part. Now what? more
The IntersectionWeekly updates
Catching up on some recent stories, such as Al the Bounty Hunter and the shooting of an ice-cream truck driver. more
The IntersectionDelicious experiment
Why we hope a hotel executive’s decision to populate properties with locally based restaurants is a hit. more
Ask Dead Elvis: Day Trippin’
Do you recommend any good day trips from Las Vegas? And please exclude the two usual suspects—Mt. Charleston and Red Rock. Done those. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
So, where can we get a fake donut? more
The Help Desk
Floyd Mayweather says mixed martial arts “is for animals and beer drinkers.” He went on to say that boxing “is for people who have been ... more
The IntersectionA healthy debate
Judging by the fired-up crowd at an informal town-hall meeting at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Friday evening, hosted by conservative KDWN 720-AM, supporters of Barack Obama’s ... more
The IntersectionEncounter(2 comments)
There’s nothing sweeter on a Saturday than free cupcakes, massages and ogling dead bodies. At least, that’s how writer Rick Lax chose to spend his day. more


NightlifeGood game, good game(1 comment)
I’ve never won any of those crazy nightclub contests I include in the Hot Spots each week. But never before was there a cash prize ... more
NightlifeWandering around the world
Receiving kudos and support from industry heavyweights such as Tiësto, Pete Tong and Carl Cox, native Russian Serge Devant chats about his first artist album, ... more
NightlifeThe reluctant wino(1 comment)
Anyone know how to hit on a mechanical bartender? more
NightlifeAnd the WTF?! Award goes to …
Team Hangover would humbly like to enter our submission for the absolute worst party idea of the year … or at least the most inappropriate ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentAre you there, world? It’s me, Marilyn
A decade ago there was no bigger threat to society than Marilyn Manson. Now nobody seems to notice he’s still around. more
Arts and EntertainmentIt’s not confidential
The most important thing Robert Root wants you to know about the Battle Born recording studio is that it exists. more
Arts and EntertainmentRemembering Wade
When Wade Aldy died on March 13, Las Vegas music lost a key contributor. The promoter and dedicated music fan is remembered by friends and ... more
Arts and EntertainmentChecking in on The Lazystars on the eve of their EP-release show(1 comment)
Timing is everything for The Lazystars. They’ll tell you that themselves. In fact, that’s what they told us on the eve of their CD-release show. more
Arts and EntertainmentDogfight for dollars
At the Nevada Legislature last spring, the Nevada Arts Council, which distributes public funds to Nevada artists, organizations and schools, faced a dogfight for limited ... more
Arts and EntertainmentRabid fans. Days off work. Tequila shots.
The message crawls across the bottom of the projection screens: “To listen to the Mexico-United States soccer game in English, adjust your digital audio to ... more
Arts and EntertainmentPeace, love … and texting
Looking back through the glass at TRL’s pop-culture revolution more
Arts and EntertainmentThe book on Facebook
Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires proves his talent for snapping up a juicy topic. This time around the author takes on Facebook. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat’s a French Horn Rebellion?
Coming soon aboard a ’93 Explorer named “Lucy,” brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, aka French Horn Rebellion, are on a mission. more


ScreenDisappointing Basterds
While Tarantino spent the better part of a decade describing this project as his version of The Dirty Dozen or The Guns of Navarone—a badass, ... more
ScreenFilmmaking inside the box
Tarantino’s is foremost a cinema of the cinematic; in an obsessively referential age, his passion for pastiche was first seen as thrilling, then exhausting, then ... more
ScreenA Tarantino fave: The 5 Deadly Venom
Chang Cheh’s The 5 Deadly Venoms (1978) boasted a concept so memorable that it was even parodied in the animated Kung Fu Panda. more
ScreenPost Grad
If only life after college were as easy as it’s depicted in Post Grad, a listless comedy starring Alexis Bledel as a recent college graduate ... more
ScreenPaper Heart
In mock documentary Paper Heart, the actors travel the country and interview several seemingly real-life couples as well as various other love experts, such as ... more
ScreenThe Stoning of Soraya M.
Filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh (an American) stages Soraya’s story as an over-the-top harangue, overemphasizing all the obvious points into incoherence. more

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Food Fight! The Cheesesteak
TasteFor this sandwich scrimmage, we’ll pit arguably the city’s favorite sandwich shop, Capriotti’s, against Pop’s, which stands for “Pride of Philly.” Let the delectable carnage begin!
The curious case of Wok On In
TasteFive odd things we found at the Mongolian grill.




CD Cover Colbie Caillat
Colbie Caillat is the musical equivalent of warm milk: bland, safe and best consumed when you need to get some sleep.
CD Cover Joe Henry
Although he’s released 11 studio albums over the past two decades, Joe Henry is no household name. His chief claim to fame: occasional collaborations with his sister-in-law, Madonna.
CD Cover Numbers Like Pi
Who knew the studio could be such a band-killer? Already this year, Vegas rockers Cherry Hill and Skorchamenza released new discs and called it quits, and now local group Numbers ...

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Aug 20, 2009
by Xania Woodman

Pucker Up

Far be it from me to drink or recommend anything with the word “pucker” in it. But I like my Krol vodka naked and straight out of my freezer; you ...