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Best in Print

July 7-July 13
Best in PrintThat’s all folks! A look back at Oscar Goodman
First published under the name Las Vegas Weekly in 1998, we’ve been with Oscar since the beginning. read article
Best in PrintReaders (and actual books) are far from endangered
People who live in Las Vegas read. And not just tweets and Facebook status updates; they read books. read article
Best in PrintRick Lax’s noncomprehensive local bookstore guide
From Assouline to Barnes & Noble read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionConversation starters: From vibrators to BYU radio
Also, an interesting fact about desert tortoises. more
The IntersectionAnnie Duke’s new poker league favors skill over fluke
Weekly columnist Steve Friess looks into WSOP’s new rival: Epic Poker League. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by David Mirabelli. more
Thinking about shaved ice, NKOTBSB and more
Also, a farewell to a Summerlin eatery. more
The IntersectionAs You See It: Readers defend EDC and Britney Spears
A few (not at all rabid) responses to contributor Dennis Romero’s Electric Daisy Carnival wrap. more
The IntersectionBetting: All signs point to a Detroit Lions’ improvement
That is, of course, if they actually play football this year. more
Dream Zone: ‘I was trying to care for a small bird/grasshopper creature’
Just as you are caring for this creature in your dream, what are you currently caring for or nurturing in waking life? more
The IntersectionA Weekly writer puts Forgiven’s hangover cure promise to the test
Done drinking? Take Forgiven, the ad commanded. more
The IntersectionWhy I am saying goodbye to Trader Joe’s
1000+ agricultural workers have been freed from slavery in Florida since 1997. more
The IntersectionBuy Las Vegas Weekly a drink!
It’s not every week we get to toot our own horn on a national scale, but the horns came out Tuesday for the announcement of ... more
The IntersectionDear Zappos employee: Downtown tips for suburbanites on the move
Some advice for the Downtown-bound Zappos employees. more
The IntersectionThanks, History Channel! Clark County Museum has star power
American Restoration and Pawn Stars have boosted attendance at the Clark County Museum on Boulder Highway. more
The IntersectionNo same-sex marriage, but same-sex honeymoons are alright?
Seriously, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority? more


NightlifeHot Spots: Keri Hilson, a bicycle Prom at Artifice and more
Also, Travis Barker teams up with Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike at Club Nikki. more
NightlifeLocal DJ Vice discusses his career, who he’s listening to and more
Six questions with the local table-turner. more
NightlifeThe Pub at Monte Carlo offers a cornucopia of beer with locals’ deals
With a revamped beer menu, the Pub at Monte Carlo now rivals the Yard House. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Double Helix expands, Cee Lo and more
Also, a cocktail competition at Palazzo’s Azure Luxury Pool. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentLet’s do the Warped Tour again
Spontaneous mohawks, teeny punks and SpongeBob SquarePants at the punk fest. more
Arts and EntertainmentJelli is listener-controlled, unsurprisingly lame FM radio
When you leave the playlist up to the listeners, you get less variety and weird pairings, like Keane and Swedish House Mafia. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat to ride, where to shop and connect this week
Cheap accessories, free carousel fun and plugging in at the pub. more
Arts and EntertainmentHot like glass
Experiments in blowing—the artsy kind. more
Arts and EntertainmentNKOTBSB tour is everything their (slightly older) fans could hope for
What happens when boy bands unite? Sun and Weekly columnist John Katsilometes has the answer. more
Arts and EntertainmentLet’s do the Warped Tour again
Spontaneous mohawks, teeny punks and SpongeBob SquarePants at the punk fest. more
Arts and EntertainmentSummer Santa Rampage: Jolly? Try sweaty St. Nick
The summer Santa gathering invades Downtown this weekend. more


ScreenTV review: ‘Alphas’
A Marvel screenwriter branches out with a new sci-fi series. more
ScreenYour boss has nothing on ‘Horrible Bosses’
The comedy is too timid for our taste. more
ScreenSerious drama … from the director of ‘Twilight’?
‘A Better Life’ borrows from ‘The Bicycle Thief’ with mixed results. more
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Sweets are just the tip of the Sugar Factory iceberg
TasteIf you’re in the mood for something savory with your five-pound gummy bear, no problem.
La Mexicana is a taco shop stop that should be on your ...
TasteThis comfortable hole in the wall has your favorites and a few surprises, including 90-cent street tacos!
Have your plantains both ways at Havana Grill
TastePotatoes are pretty awesome as sides go, but what about plantains and their sweet, rich mystique? Havana Grill will show you how it’s done.
Three places to celebrate France's Bastille Day
TasteCelebrate France’s national holiday in style!




CD Cover The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci speaks up
The drummer's side band is all about radio-friendly rock.
CD Cover CD review: 'We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves'
Weekly managing editor Spencer Patterson reviews John Maus' new album.
What's new in: female voices
Reviews of new albums by Beyoncé, Jill Scott and Gillian Welch.

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The Making of Oscar

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  • The Making of Oscar
  • George Maloof
  • DJ Pauly D Residency at the Palms
  • Pawn Stars join Kats With the Dish
  • Miss Nevada USA 2011 Sarah Chapman
  • Burlesque Photo Shoot
  • A Crowd of Small Adventures
  • Rhyme N Rhythm

Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week Jul 12, 2011
by Sarah Feldberg

A Cosmo bartendar creates sensuality in cocktail form

Some people are emotional drinkers. They drink when they’re happy. They drink when they’re sad. They drink when they’re feeling slightly excited with just a hint of nostalgia and a ...