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Best in Print

December 23-December 29
Best in PrintCitizen of Nowhere: The story of one undocumented immigrant
Jessica has lived in the U.S. since age 4, but because she’s undocumented her American Dream is ... read article
Best in PrintDid the crappy economy lead to an increase in both donations and volunteers?
With so many Nevadans looking for work, who’s got the time or money to think about charity? read article
Best in PrintMike Spainhour lost his job, but not his willingness to give
This volunteer has been involved with Opportunity Village since 1996. read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionThe Cosmopolitan faces an uphill battle on the gaming front
In the weeks leading up to opening day at the Cosmopolitan, gaming blogs and message boards vibrated with a scandalous rumor. more
The IntersectionAn AVN Award nominee talks toys, trade shows and orgasm calculations
Designing sex toys since puberty, 43-year old Greg DeLong is now being recognized for his efforts with Njoy, a company he co-founded. more
The IntersectionStaring down a bleak economy, the community steps forward to support the arts
Realizing the financial issues facing our school district, many Las Vegas community leaders have stepped up to support arts education in the Valley. more
The IntersectionHow the media helped the Bellagio bandit
Don’t worry, though. WE didn’t help him. more
The IntersectionWhat isn’t a faux pas that should be?
Whatta YOU think? The Weekly wants to know. more
The IntersectionAmerican Idol’ moves Hollywood Week to Las Vegas
It’s arguably the most stressful week of Fox’s hit reality show. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Erik Chudy more
The IntersectionCosmo’s been built, welcome to the Era of the Next Little Thing
The resort boom is over. What are Las Vegas construction tycoons to do now? more
The IntersectionThinking about chef secrets, congressional seats and more
Also, the Cosmo has our native Las Vegan considering going to the Strip more. more
Dream Zone: ‘chewing on a piece of broken glass’
“…I just kept constantly spitting.” more
Tips on how you can do your part this holiday season—and beyond
Opportunity Village’s Linda Smith weighs in more


NightlifeForget cookies! Even Santa won’t be able to resist these holiday cocktails
Boa shares two recipes to make the rest of the festivities merry and bright. more
NightlifeHot Spots: White Trash Christmas, DJ Hollywood Day, Sharam and more
Plus Winter Formal, sexy Santas, and a chance to win extra spending money for last minute gifts! more
NightlifeWhen the Battle of the Brushes channels Candy Land, the competition gets sweet
These chicks looked good enough to devour. Actually, you almost could. more
NightlifeHolidaze: Club alternatives on Christmas
Stuck in Vegas on Christmas and your favorite club is closed? more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Frequency, Electric Dream, a happier happy hour and more
Oh yeah… and more beer pong… more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentA band of Santas couldn’t stop the brawl at the Bunkhouse
Even with the abound holiday cheer (as rockers Guilty By Association were suited up in Santa gear), the Bunkhouse still experienced quite the brawl last Saturday. more
Arts and EntertainmentVegas-bred singing star Ne-Yo comes back to give back
Once a Boys & Girls Club kid himself, superstar Ne-Yo returned to his roots to spread some holiday cheer to a new generation of Boys ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat to watch and where to go this week
This week we’ve got awesome local art, dramatic swans and more more
Arts and EntertainmentNevada Ballet Theatre’s ‘Nutcracker’ wins over one holiday holdout
The Nutcracker: a child’s ballet or artistry for adults to enjoy? more
Arts and EntertainmentCosmo’s first sounds come courtesy of Brandon Flowers
It seemed fitting for Vegas-native Brandon Flowers to open the place up. more
Arts and EntertainmentParty it up this Christmas with the Jewish singles of Las Vegas
Christmas is upon us and more than a few nightclubs are going dark. So what are Jewish singles to do? Party hearty, that’s what! more
Arts and EntertainmentCynthia Gregory brings a lifetime of experience to the Nevada Ballet Theatre
Cynthia Gregory worked with Agnes de Mille. She has worked with Balanchine. And now? The Nevada Ballet Theatre. more
Arts and EntertainmentThree jokes from Jerry Seinfeld
The Weekly’s John P. McDonnall offers up three of Mr. Seinfeld’s witty observations. For more, secure your ticket to the Colosseum on Dec. 26-27. more
Arts and EntertainmentBook review: George W. Bush’s memoir
Can he convince the world he wasn’t the worst pres ever? more
Arts and EntertainmentGood things are happening to the Vegas Philharmonic
Classical-music lovers might want to put their holiday gift money toward next season’s Las Vegas Philharmonic concerts. more


ScreenThe Coen brothers outdo John Wayne with ‘True Grit’
Does the remake live up to the John Wayne classic? more
ScreenThe King’s Speech’ has all the Oscar-bait elements
If there’s one thing Hollywood loves more than an actor playing royalty, it’s an actor depicting a disability. more
ScreenI Love You Phillip Morris’ combines farce and romance
Ewan McGregor plays the titular character in I Love You Phillip Morris, opposite Jim Carey (playing real-life con artist Steven Jay Russell) as his homosexual lover. more
ScreenFock this movie: ‘Little Fockers’ disappoints
Will Little Fockers only leave the “little fockers” in stitches in their theater seats? The Weekly’s Josh Bell weighs in. more
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Wynn's satisfying new food
TasteWith attention fixed on the Cosmopolitan, the Wynn rolls out two worthy new restaurants.
The new hotness: Baristas in bras not included
TasteThe former home of Sexxxpresso is still hot, thanks to spicy Korean tacos.




CD Cover CD Review: R. Kelly's 'Love Letter'
Love Letter shows Kelly’s ability to expand his style.
CD Cover CD Review: Michael Jackson's posthumous album
MJ would be disappointed to hear how Michael turned out
CD Cover Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' soundtrack review
It’s curious and disappointing that the Legacy score has little of the digital dazzle that makes Daft Punk great.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Dec 23, 2010
by Deanna Rilling

Forget cookies! Even Santa won’t be able to resist these holiday cocktails

Mother’s got her “little helper” to calm her down. We, on the other hand, are going to call upon Santa’s Helper to get us through the holidays. Boa at the ...