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Best in Print

April 8 - April 14
Best in PrintHaunted by the past, working toward the future
Thousands of miles from home and traumatized by war and torture, two Iranian refugees formed a life-changing ... read article
Best in PrintPawn shop boys
‘In the back’ with the Downtown Vegas heroes of ‘Pawn Stars’ read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionA trip to the Canine Semen Bank
A trip to the Canine Semen Bank. more
The IntersectionHumor from the ashes
An ex-fireman works out his ‘demons’ in his debut play more
The IntersectionVote for a face you can trust
A smiley face (or a bloody face) will win hearts, minds and votes more
The IntersectionLet the chips fly!
Time to hand over those limited edition John Ensign “Ethics in Government” chips. more
The IntersectionFrank Gehry likes Vegas … or maybe not(1 comment)
The Greatest Living Architect has a soft spot for … the Excalibur? more
The Weekly quote quiz
“I’m not opposed to sex.” more
Dream Zone
When were you going to tell me that you are pregnant?! more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Best friends for life! more


NightlifeViva Las ’50s: 13th rockabilly weekend takes Vegas nightlife back in time
A sudden spike in April’s Pabst Blue Ribbon beer sales can only mean one thing: The Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend was in town last weekend. more
NightlifeDrink and get inked: Inside King Ink with Mario Barth
It’s a bar. It’s a tattoo parlor. It’s a tattooing legend’s new nightlife-y venue! more
NightlifeGilley’s returns with a new outlook on nightlife
No bottle service here, partner. more
NightlifePratt vs. Montag? There will be blood.
Oh no she didn’t! The Hills hath no fury like a reality-tainer scorned. more
NightlifeDubstep for dummies: A primer
What the heck is dubstep, why should you care and where can you experience it in Vegas? more
NightlifeJust for a change: Cleopatra’s Barge gets a whole new swing
An intimate, hip nightclub/entertainment hybrid that makes those three-song nightclub performances look like an ill-timed commercial interruption. more
NightlifeDinner, dancing and double-Ds
“I’d never ask a girl on a strip-club date. But when S. asked me, I said yes.” more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentMaile Chapman proved she could write a (pretty good) novel after all
Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto pays off for the reader who prefers to sink into a very specific literary sensibility. more
Arts and EntertainmentFive highlights from novelist Junot Diaz’s* appearance in LV
*The Pulitzer-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao participated in a panel titled “Blurring Borders.” more
Arts and EntertainmentTale of the tape: Dean vs. Rove
Two of the country’s brightest—and most diametrically opposed—political minds will converge on Las Vegas this weekend. more
Arts and Entertainment(Alicia) Keys to success
Alicia keys is tackling the unemployment crisis, one fan at a time. more
Arts and EntertainmentSpotlight On: Devilcar
Who is Devilcar? And what’s with their name? more
Arts and EntertainmentEvers McGee keeps his cool despite mechanical meltdown
Sometimes you have to put on a happy face. more
Arts and EntertainmentAC/DC: Ironclad
AC/DC’s forceful, driving hard rock is perfect accompaniment for the flagrant badassery of Iron Man. more
Arts and EntertainmentString theory
Can violin lessons lead to better better grades and a brighter future? more
Arts and EntertainmentBurlesque snapshot(1 comment)
The “Strippers’ Smithsonian” prepares to make burlesque history in a new Downtown home. more
Arts and EntertainmentLurking in our midst
Peter Wegner’s stacked paper installation could grace a gallery, but lives in a hotel lobby. more


ScreenThe Runaways(2 comments)
Fanning and Stewart do a decent job of embodying both awkward adolescence and arrogant rock stardom, and the connection between the two at times feels genuine. more
ScreenDate Night
Looking to spice up their dull marriage, Phil and Claire Foster depart boring old New Jersey for a night on the town in Manhattan, only ... more
ScreenThe saint of New Orleans: David Simon chronicles Katrina’s aftermath in ‘Treme’ (1 comment)
Despite the governmental neglect and the property destruction, the New Orleans of Treme is inviting and even inspiring. more

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Herbs and why?
TasteA great cocktail lineup can’t quite redeem the mediocre fare at Herbs & Rye.
PMG to Social-ize CityCenter
TasteThe return of Social House to the scene and the return of Chef Joe Elevado’s corn ice cream?! It’s almost too much.




CD Cover Dreaming of Lions
Chris Leland has stepped his game up appreciably with A Lovers Vow!
CD Cover Imagine Dragons
Avid Dragons fans will rejoice, but what about the casually interested?
CD Cover David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
A collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim sounds swell on paper... but is it?

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April 8 - April 14
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  • 'Pawn Stars': Behind the Scenes
  • Tattooed Chefs
  • Chilaquiles
  • Felix da Housecat at Jet
  • Holly Madison vs. Lucky Leprechaun
  • Faces of Haiti
  • DJ Pauly D
  • The Restroom at Vanity

Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Apr 9, 2010
by Xania Woodman

Now drink this: Star Vodka

If the Mayor of Las Vegas can push booze then so too can the Strip itself! To that end, the Las Vegas Walk of Stars—modeled after Hollywood’s Walk of Fame—recently ...