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Best in Print

May 12-May18
Best in PrintSaying goodbye to the once-great Sahara
If Las Vegas knows anything, it’s how to turn the lights off on history read article
Best in PrintRecycling: The Strip’s best kept secret
Many would be surprised to learn that the Strip is a recycling powerhouse. The Weekly‘s Ken Miller ... read article
Best in PrintThe good old days: Memories from Sahara employees who knew her well
It was wonderful just being part of all of that. Every day was electric; every day ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionWorld Series of cheating?
If you have a TV and a phone, you might be able to help someone win the World Series of Poker. more
The IntersectionWhere Vegas ranks with casino-lovers
Rick Lax looks at a new poll. more
The Intersection40 days of Hard Rock labor
The city’s two HRCs are making a difference with 40 days of charity more
The IntersectionMay is National Masturbation Month. Can you feel the love?
Although it began as a form of social activism, a way to speak out about masturbation and its benefits, Masturbation May has since evolved into ... more
The IntersectionRandom photos we couldn’t fit in otherwise
Sometimes it’s too difficult to pick just one. more
The IntersectionThinking about hungry tigers, a pickle-based battle royal and more
Also, our hearts are breaking over the split of the Governator and his pointy-faced love. more
The IntersectionAs You See It: Readers chime in on the great Ronnie Radke debate (and some other stuff)
Every time we write about ex-Escape the Fate frontman Ronnie Radke, a flood of comments follows. more
The IntersectionEvan Glusman’s decision to hold out against Marriott turned out to be the right one
It would have been just so easy to take the ungodly fistfuls of money at first offer and run. more
The Intersection[UPDATED] Exhibit featuring serial killer art has a community riled
Blood money! Serial killers! Clown art! more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Andrew Guzman more
The IntersectionMusical dreams and high-tech savvy
When midnight strikes on May 16, Las Vegas songwriter Mike Ziethlow will know if his dream has been realized or unceremoniously squashed. Trying to fund ... more


NightlifeHot Spots: A pirate party, T-Pain DJs and more
Also, recent UNLV grads can get their drink on this Saturday at McFadden’s! more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Benny Benassi, Cee Lo and more
Also, Palms presents a way to party poolside for charity with their Cabanas for a Cause. more
NightlifeBody English opens its doors for a one-night supercross party
Weekly writer Sarah Gianetto recaps the one-night supercross soiree at the iconic Hard Rock Hotel nightclub. more
NightlifeAt Caesars’ cabanas, punch gets the frosty treatment
Caesars mixologist Eddie Perales has created a few summer punch varieties well worth checking out. more
NightlifeClinton Sparks wants you to soak up the awesome at Moon
The DJ’s new party is cool. No, wait, awesome. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentWhen it’s too hot outside, try these cool summer reads
From a decorated comedienne to a nonprofit legend, authors of these hot summer reads are on list. more
Arts and EntertainmentHandicapping baseball? Pay attention to FIP, not ERA
Jeff Haney says that when handicapping baseball, FIP, not ERA, is most important more
Arts and EntertainmentTwo Las Vegas athletes are still alive in the Eastern Conference playoffs
Las Vegas Weekly takes a look at two Las Vegas products still making us proud in the Eastern Conference playoffs more
Arts and EntertainmentFind music, beer & an education rally at the 18b Music Festival
The Arts District music fest is doubling as a rally for education. Get all the details here! more
Arts and EntertainmentNBT & Cirque join forces to present ‘A Choreographers’ Showcase’
Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil are teaming up to present a showcase of choreography by the two companies’ dancers. more
Arts and EntertainmentBurning woman
Showgirl sculpture “Lucky Lady Lucy” is being built to burn. more
Arts and EntertainmentBringing ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to the stage’
Converted web series showing now at Oynx Theatre more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go and what to celebrate this week
How many pickles can the Weekly staff eat? more
Arts and EntertainmentGetting serious about the sandbox
Dig This offers adults the chance to play in the dirt more


ScreenJudd Apatow and Kristen Wiig make a good team for ‘Bridesmaids’
Bridesmaids is no chick flick, but isn’t the usual Judd Apatow movie either. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Hesher’
Sometimes, semi-homeless metalheads make great gurus. more
ScreenIndie drama ‘Everything Must Go’ is contemplative but tired
Comedic powerhouse Will Ferrell takes on a more dramatic role in this indie flick. more
ScreenNot eager enough: ‘The Beaver’ is too serious for its own good
Mel Gibson plays a man who talks to the world solely through a hand puppet. Need we say more? more
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Carpe everything at Henderson's Greek Bistro
TasteFood Aphrodite could seriously get behind.
Four fantastic bites from the Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting
TasteWhen you’re eating the equivalent of eight meals in one night, only the best flavors stand out.
Gorditas? Pupusas? Just call them delicious
TasteCorn flour, fillings and, yeah, they’re just really good.




CD Cover CD review: Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, 'Rome'
Is that the Italian dude who scored Hell Ride?
CD Cover The Cars are back on the road
Rick Ocasek had a bunch of songs, and he figured the surviving members of his old band could play the hell out of them. Critic Annie Zaleski provides a taste ...
CD Cover Holding Onto Sound's latest has bite—and a message
The Sea is a relentless reminder that modern life is overwhelming, though not bereft of hope.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week May 17, 2011
by Mark Adams

Manhattan Cocktail Classic celebrates a Cosmo cocktail

A festival of libations, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic celebrated its third year last week with more than 100 events at venues across New York City’s five boroughs. The celebration might ...