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Best in Print

January 20-January 26
Best in PrintThe Flying Trapdoor: Navigating life after Cirque du Soleil
Elite Russian trapeze artists found a new home in America with Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère. Their next ... read article
Best in PrintFurniture once used by scammers now repurposed for good
Magicians are honest deceivers. read article
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The Intersection

Bar—just bar—opens in Arts District
No velvet rope. No regular hours. No fancy lighting. No problem. more
The IntersectionJean Bartel: 1943’s Miss America, former Strip performer
Jean Bartel was crowned before the pageant began being televised, before Miss America was a pop icon. more
The IntersectionLegs for Days: Textured tights and sweet socks pair for a versatile look
These looks will see you all the way to spring. more
The IntersectionEmergency Arts: an inspiration to reuse old Vegas establishments
A few buildings around town have some serious re-usability potential. more
The IntersectionSlot machines: agents of addiction?
Have slot machines become too entertaining? more
Ticketing a jaywalker in a coma just isn’t constructive
Insult + injury = injustice. more
The IntersectionThinking about the iPhone, Starbucks’ Trenta and more
Also, we found out that Las Vegas rocks at tipping. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Daniela Badino more
Dream Zone: ‘I shot my Siamese cat’
He stared at me as he died. more


NightlifeDrink beer here!: Aces and Ales Winter Beer Festival
Smoked Chipotle Porter, Double Bastard Strong Ale and Nitro Stout, oh my! more
NightlifeParis gears up for grand opening March madness
With both opening in early March, Paris Las Vegas is busy recruiting employees for their new nightclub and restaurant. more
NightlifeA bartending competition brings talent from around the world
The Lodge at Shelbourne presents Flair Battle, complete with fantastic drink specials. more
NightlifeHot Spots: ‘Glee’ invades Sin City, Kelis at Marquee and more
Also, the Palms introduces a new crop of resident DJs. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Clash launches at Rain, industry night at STK
Also, winter cocktails at Texas de Brazil. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentDonahue on display, at last
Andreana Donahue’s highly anticipated exhibit premieres this Friday. more
Arts and EntertainmentWeezer’s Vegas two-fer concert at the Joint
Weezer returns to the city to play a double feature at the Joint. more
Arts and EntertainmentLocal music news & notes: Twin Brother, HOTS and Lou Lou Roxy
Twin Brother finished recording its debut album last summer. So what’s the local indie outfit been up to since? more
Arts and EntertainmentNew photo exhibit has nothing but love for Las Vegas
Images of closed, broken and crumbling landmarks in a quickly evolving city portray a sense of history and community, rather than new sprawl and commercialized excess. more
Arts and EntertainmentTalking Kanye West and ‘Tron’ with Baron Vaughn
Baron Vaughn, star of USA’s Fairly Legal, talks about some of his current favorites in pop culture more
Arts and EntertainmentDecemberists disappoint with new album
The unadorned songs are almost too plain to distinguish themselves. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go and what to eat this week
We’ve got mobsters, a chicken wing-eating contest and more! more


ScreenDanny and the Deep Blue Sea’ comes to life on Vegas’ west side
This two-person drama is well-acted and directed with aplomb. more
ScreenThe Onion makes the move from web to TV
News Network, Sportsdome meet with mixed results more
ScreenMovie review: ‘The Way Back’
Ed Harris stars in a fascinating true (or is it?) story more
ScreenKevin Spacey is great, but ‘Casino Jack’ stumbles
Its script is full of characters who sound like they’re reciting Wikipedia articles. more
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The protege in Robuchon's kitchen
TasteThe Chef of the Century’s name is above the door, but this is the guy who’s really cooking dinner.
Au revoir, Alex restaurant
TasteThis isn’t just another closing, because Alex wasn’t just another restaurant.
We’re stickin’ to Dickey's bbq ribs
TasteThese slow-smoked meats are better than most of our city’s ’cue joints.




CD Cover Decemberists disappoint with new album
The unadorned songs are almost too plain to distinguish themselves.
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

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Jan 19, 2011
by Sarah Feldberg

Wine and chocolate, together at last?

Few foods and beverages evoke such passionate devotion as chocolate and wine. Chocoholics flock to high-end grocery stores for shelves full of high-percentage cacao bars, while nearby wine racks draw ...