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June 9-June 15
Best in PrintWhat Las Vegas really needs
Let’s talk about what’s really important. Education? Sure. Water? We guess. Jobs? Okay, yeah. But aren’t there ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionAs You See It: Reader comments about education, EDC and more
Also, readers weigh in on upcoming plans for the former Area 702 Skatepark. more
The IntersectionThere’s got to be an easier way to get into Guinness than becoming a human pin cushion
How are you with needles? more
The IntersectionDowntown’s art dedications bittersweet
Oppenheim’s paintbrushes and a new footbridge reflect Downtown Las Vegas’ cultural struggles more
The IntersectionFather’s Day gifts that keep on giving (in a good way)
From cotton tees to gator jerky, an of-the-month club make the celebration last. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Stewart Creelman. more
The IntersectionBetting: Bust out stats to see who’s really a major league bust
Adam Dunn: Nowhere near as good as José Bautista more
The IntersectionLocal favorite Firefly won’t reopen at the Plaza
In what can only be viewed as a major setback for the Downtown dining scene, the brilliant tapas joint that began as a sleeper hit ... more
The IntersectionConversation starters: Vegas news in brief
Free Willy! Bright future! Suspicious behavior? more
The IntersectionThe Book of Mormon is a musical made for Vegas
A musical written by the creators of South Park is one nomination short of the Tony Award record. more
The IntersectionCommercials?! On PBS?!
But this is PBS! That would never happen. Only it would, and it will. more
The IntersectionSister Wives’ family needs a big house for their big love
It’s not easy to find a nice four-kitchen suburban home with several living rooms, ample sleeping space and a sprawling backyard here in the Valley. more
Thinking about social media in France, health food and more
Also, Kristen Peterson needs a big-ass bar of soap. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Axwell, a superhero pub crawl and more
Also, Sidney Samson launches a residency at Surrender. more
NightlifeDJ Sander Kleinenberg wrestles with himself
The thinking man’s DJ comes with an eyepatch. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: A Palms Place pool party, Weekly Fling and more
Also, the Venetian and Palazzo introduce their “exclusive bar hop experience.” more
NightlifeTake solace in drinking Firestone Walker’s Solace beer
Although the company describes it as a “summertime fusion wheat beer,” this isn’t your everyday hefe. more
NightlifeArtisan’s Love Hangover party is an atypical poolside scene
Just as you’d expect from The Artisan, the Love Hangover was one pool party free of a Jersey Shore-like scene. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentReviewing Cee Lo’s new Vegas-set video, ‘I Want You’
Ken Miller takes a look at Cee Lo’s newest video. The verdict? Classy more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go and what to see this week
The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings and … Larry King? more
Arts and EntertainmentThe 51s experience: Way better than a Cracker Jack tattoo
A first date with a Las Vegas newbie more
Arts and EntertainmentDead and loving it at Zombie Prom
The Weekly’s own April Corbin gets in touch with her undead side for Zombie Prom more
Arts and EntertainmentLocal music notes: Afghan Raiders, Vitamin Overdose and more
Afghan Raiders prepare for their first U.K. shows, while Vitamin Overdose prepares to say goodbye more
Arts and EntertainmentConcierge or cop story? Take our fun and fast book quote quiz!
Two books with very similar covers ended up at our office. The subjects? Not so similar. Try your hand at our quote quiz! more
Arts and EntertainmentLearn why losers succeed with ‘The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth’
Is Geeks an interesting study of high school characters or just a rehashed Made episode? more


ScreenJ.J. Abrams’ ‘Super 8’ breathes life into blockbuster cliches
J.J. Abrams’ latest puts a great spin on some old tropes more
ScreenWoody Allen wastes a good premise in ‘Midnight in Paris’
Woody Allen’s latest misses some golden opportunities more
ScreenFilm and kink collide at CineKink
The traveling event bills itself as “the kinky film festival” and touches base at Theatre 7 this weekend. more
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Go beyond the burger at Holsteins
TasteHolsteins has many delicious things that involve meat and a bun, but it also has artichoke hummus and a quesadilla with kimchi. Who knew?
Cafe Cortez and a matzo ball smackdown
TasteA local chef had bold words for Brock Radke about who has the best matzo ball soup in town. See who wins for the ball and the chunky goodness.
The fifth condiment: Spread some umami on your toast
TasteEditor Sarah Feldberg experiments with the “flavor bomb” that is Umami Paste.




CD Cover CD review: Arctic Monkeys' 'Suck It and See'
The Arctic Monkeys' latest is a step backward
CD Cover CD review: Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab is getting happy ... and that might not be so bad.
CD Cover CD review: My Morning Jacket
MMJ's usually searing emotional territory is, well, less than hot.

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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Jun 14, 2011
by Erin Ryan

Republic’s tangerine mojito is sweet relief in the summer heat

The gentle hand of spring is turning to the angry slap of summer, and cocktail menus are answering with concoctions as refreshing as a dive into a lake after a ...