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Best in PrintAre we swarmed by the stupid?
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The Intersection

The IntersectionBack (aaah) to (aaah) school (choo!)
Back to school, and swine flu warnings abound. The paranoiacs among us are freaking out. more
The IntersectionThe joke’s on us
It was a joke. Right? When Harry Reid, during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, told a Review-Journal ad man, “I hope you go ... more
Tiny Little Rant: Real estate shenanigans
It was hardly a surprise to us to learn that real estate agent Brooke Boemio is in a bit of hot water over boasting how ... more
The IntersectionSin City in your hand(1 comment)
It took a Vegas-obsessed techie from California to create the killer LV iPhone app. more
The IntersectionWhat did I just do that for?
My wild, wacky, journalistically complicated Michael Jackson benefit journey. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Nice wheels. Too bad about the house. more
Money and justice
Can Nevada bridge the gap between tight budgets and effective counsel for the poor? more
Ask Dead Elvis: Neon Graveyard
What is the story behind that “graveyard” where all the old casino signs come to rest? more


NightlifeFox hunting
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to drink cheap.” I don’t believe that quote is posted anywhere at Ellis Island Casino ... more
Dissed and dismissed!
It’s not so much that GQ magazine snubbed Sin City in this month’s list of “The 10 Best Drinking Cities in America.” It’s that … ... more
NightlifeWell-seasoned sounds
Time for Las Vegas to get a dose of “deep, soulful, funk and dub-inspired dance/electronic music.” That’s what producer/DJ Miguel Migs says he’ll be bringing ... more
NightlifeA legend in his own time
Las Vegas is positively heartbroken over the loss of DJ AM, for though he was world-renowned, Adam Goldstein had very quickly became a Las Vegan ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentBill Cosby’s stand-up statistics
0: Similarly legendary comics who unspool spellbinding, self-deprecating stories with such authority, originality or world-weary wisdom. more
Arts and EntertainmentAfter and Before: Katy Tate, Showgirl in Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On
“The girls give me a hard time for how long it takes me to put on my makeup,” Tate admits. more
Arts and EntertainmentGetting a kick out of Junior
Why did he do it? Why did Junior decide to—dare to—become, of all things, a singer? Had he become a doctor or a lawyer, his ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBetter for punching a brick wall?
Abrasiveness is relative. Perhaps in response to the tolerance our ears have developed for noise and distortion, a horde of lo-fi acts have been championed ... more
Arts and EntertainmentFine blend
The Donna Beam Gallery’s Way Out West exhibit—a colorful mix of widely diverse modernist styles—reminds me of the cantina scene in Star Wars with its ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat’s in a name
Jerry Misko’s distinctive work—paintings that zoom in tight on this city’s signage and neon iconography—has made him one of the quintessential Vegas artists. His new ... more
Arts and EntertainmentFull-court press(1 comment)
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, tucked inside an average building on the UNLV campus, is the kind of place that can be hard ... more
Arts and EntertainmentParking-lot film fest
It’s no CineVegas, but the Pahrump Film Festival is entering its third year, having expanded in 2008 from the patio at the Red Sky BBQ ... more
Arts and EntertainmentPoke on through
Penis Pokey is a ballsy attempt to meld your member with the printed page. Whipping it out is strongly implied by the author, who’s cut ... more
Arts and EntertainmentDiamonds are a ghoul’s best friend
Being turned into kitty litter and dumped in a glorified spittoon doesn’t sound all that glamorous. But that’s old cremation technology. Today, even the frumpiest ... more


ScreenSucking out the flavor
Now that Miramax is giving a proper release to his latest effort, Extract, Mike Judge (Office Space and Idiocracy) has delivered some of the dullest ... more
Easily one of the best films to be released this year—albeit not in Las Vegas—Julia finds perpetually cool Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) taking a ... more
ScreenAll About Steve
Sandra Bullock is still button-cute, but Mary’s annoying personality effectively eclipses that—at least until the heroic, happy ending in which Mary becomes a beloved hero. more
ScreenThe Girl From Monaco
Anne Fontaine’s The Girl From Monaco starts promisingly enough, with a high-powered Parisian lawyer, in town for a scandalous murder trial, fending off the advances ... more
ScreenWorld’s Greatest Dad(1 comment)
Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait may seem like a depraved sicko, but if you get past the synopses and actually watch his films, you’ll discover that the ... more

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CD Cover Better for punching a brick wall?
Abrasiveness is relative. Perhaps in response to the tolerance our ears have developed for noise and distortion, a horde of lo-fi acts have been championed by tastemakers in recent years.
CD Cover The Black Crowes
Like a sitcom, The Black Crowes’ follow-up to their 2008 reunion album Warpaint was recorded in front of a live studio audience.
CD Cover Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s new album, I Look to You, makes no attempt to sound current, but somehow she has produced an inspirational, crossover-ready R&B album that’s as powerful as her early ...

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Cocktail of the Week Sep 3, 2009
by Xania Woodman


September being National Bourbon Month, we will put down the frosty neon slushy drinks and, for the next four weeks, pick up a proper glass of bourbon to toast America’s ...