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Best in Print

September 30-October 6
Best in PrintMatador Records gathers its family of bands for a Vegas-size celebration
Perhaps it’s fitting for Matador Records to blow out its 21st birthday candles in the very un-indie ... read article
Best in PrintIt Ain’t Chemo: A cancer support group with an edge
Kevin Hoyt isn’t working to cure cancer; he’s comforting people for whom cures will come too late. read article
Best in PrintMatador’s manifesto: Chatting with label co-owner Gerard Cosloy
One of the men behind Matador shares what he looks for in a band. read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionIs the Hard Rock Hotel too rocking for Hard Rock Cafe?
Hard Rock Cafe has a problem with debauchery? Really? more
The IntersectionMeghan McCain: Sin City savior
When is a faux pas not a faux pas? more
The IntersectionFor many locals, Town Square is the new Downtown
Two years later, Town Square thrives as a Las Vegas locals’ hotspot. more
The IntersectionAt Haute Chix, fashion is always in flux
It’s like a girl’s fantasy closet. more
The wants to fill your walls, one month at a time
People are broke. Attention spans are nil. Someone had to come up with a solution for bringing “art” into the home and workspace. more
The IntersectionStunner of the Month does eyewear in style
“It’s not bad to wear your stunners at night, but sometimes it’s really dark.” more
The IntersectionStratosphere’s other big shot
Meet Ruby Malalay - former rides operator, Big Shot enthusiast and cameo star on the Travel Channel. more
The IntersectionMaking Liberace proud
Protesters upset with the decision to close the museum continue to fight their good fight. more
Dream Zone: ‘I was digging up an elephant’
“It wrapped its trunk around my neck…” more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Austin Spencer more
The IntersectionThinking about Tre’Von Willis, fine art and more
Also, would Steve Carell make a good Las Vegas magician? more


NightlifeVanguard Lounge offers open-air nightlife in the heart of Downtown
The ultimate addition to a Downtown pub crawl adds variety al fresco. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Festival updates, Down & Derby on the move, Blue Martini goes pink
Nocturnal? Great. Fabulous? Canceled. Down & Derby? Moving. more
NightlifeHot Spots: Asian invasion, The Get Back and spiked punch
Strategically placed sashimi, Qbert, underground sounds and prom. OMG! more
NightlifeDessert with a twist: Sweet cocktail treats at SushiSamba
Chocoholics, unite! The fusion restaurant recently unveiled a new dessert menu complete with accompanying cocktails. more
NightlifeTourist outbursts and familiar faces at Vanity
Random moments from a night out at the Hard Rock nightclub. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentPixies’ ‘Doolittle’ gig proves fans can have a blast even when they know what’s coming
How good can a rock show be when it lacks the element of spontaneity? more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman
Carl Newman talks about why the Lost Weekend will be the greatest thing EVER. more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: Kurt Vile
One of Matador’s newer artists talks about his favorite albums and what he’s working on. more
Arts and EntertainmentBard for the masses
Shakespeare in the Park hits the road on a four-Saturday tour, with each performance presented at a different city park. more
Arts and EntertainmentFire-damaged Place Gallery marks first anniversary by reopening in new spot
The new space has the same setup, same artists and same mission as the former Place, which closed after a transformer explosion damaged the building. more
Arts and EntertainmentBook review: ‘Street Boners’ effectively plays funny fashion police
If you think women and gay guys have a lock on making fun of people’s outfits, you don’t know Gavin McInnes. more
Arts and EntertainmentChecklist: David Foster
The renowned producer has a soft spot for saxophone music and Howie Mandel. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat to see, buy and go to this week
International tattoos, rivalry football and so much more. more
Arts and EntertainmentInk house: A gallery for tattoo enthusiasts
Tattoo art inspired by the Day of the Dead holiday. more
Arts and EntertainmentAccordions! Norwegians! In Las Vegas?!
Guitarists, vocalists, a washboard player and…24+ accordionists. Now that’s a party! more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus
Anyone remember when Pavement played Huntridge Theatre? Stephen Malkmus does. more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore
The singer-guitarist on what it means to be with Matador Records. more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham
Pink Eye talks Matador missteps, his band’s rock opera and opening for Arcade Fire more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan
Does McCaughan think his record label-Merge-competes with Matador? No. Find out why. more
Arts and EntertainmentRap revival: Taking hip-hop where it hasn’t been before
Go big or go home—that seemed to be the prevailing attitude behind every aspect of Saturday night’s eNVy Showcase performance at House of Blues. more


ScreenThe Social Network’ explores the betrayals at the founding of Facebook
The film isn’t so much concerned with the cultural ramifications of social networking as they are with Zuckerberg and his immediate circle. more
ScreenThe Social Network’ on the social network
The Weekly turned to Facebook to take the public’s temperature on David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network. more
ScreenForeign remake ‘A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop’ falls short of American original
We’re used to seeing American remakes of foreign films, but foreign versions of American movies are much less common more
ScreenMysterious documentary ‘Catfish’ is a complex surprise
You’re better off knowing as little as possible in advance. more
ScreenVampire remake ‘Let Me In’ is good, but not good enough
If Let Me In were an original, it would be fairly terrific. But it lives in the shadow of its predecessor, and the inevitable comparisons ... more
ScreenUNLV’s hidden horrors
A UNLV film professor puts on a horror-flick fest on the university’s campus. more
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Thai secrets at Nittaya’s
TasteSomehow the owners have twisted ordinary surroundings into a refreshing, charming experience.
Send me to ... Cugino's
TasteWhy play chef at home when Cugino’s does it so well?
Rosemary's, baby: Fill your pre-recession food urges on a post-recession budget
TasteFour dishes and drinks run just $24 at happy hour? A veritable steal at a Vegas staple.




CD Cover 'Clapton' is a living legend puttering about on new album
Eric Clapton has nothing left to prove, so there isn’t anything wrong with his coasting through a bunch of old blues and jazz tunes.
CD Cover Adult-contemporary hip-hop? It exists on the new John Legend & The Roots ...
Ready for airtime on a soft-rock station near you.
CD Cover Weezer's 'Hurley' is pretty coldly calculated
Frontman Rivers Cuomo has been retreating further and further into a bubble of superficial pop songcraft.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Oct 6, 2010
by Deanna Rilling

Pink Ribbon Saketini

Drinking saves lives. More specifically, the money raised from the sale of a certain cocktail does. Check out the Pink Ribbon Saketini at Kabuki in Town Square. For the month ...