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Best in Print

August 11-August 17
Best in PrintStrip properties come and go, but The Jockey Club remains a constant
The adventure began, appropriately enough, with a broken elevator. read article
Best in PrintA Q&A with Dre Whitt, singing bartender at Don’t Tell Mama
“Women will walk in and think, Who’s the lesbian behind the bar? and then they hear me ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionIs your car an easy target for auto thieves?
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a report of the 10 most stolen cars in the country. Find out if your make and model made ... more
The IntersectionGene Roddenberry’s son comes to the Star Trek Convention with valuable lessons
The Star Trek creator’s son offers reason why the show has remained important to so many people for 45 years. more
The IntersectionTriple-digit insanity and our city’s surprising defense
A quick overview of heatstroke and how your body battles it. more
Thinking about Dancing Bear parties, gas prices and more
Also, Annie Duke ups the ante for her new poker league. more
The IntersectionLocal truckers to compete in driving safety championship
It might be time to reconsider your fear of passing a semi on the highway. more
The IntersectionIs Caesars’ planned observation wheel just a fancy Ferris wheel?
And they say the “urban gathering space” around it will “revitalize” Las Vegas Boulevard. Sound familiar? more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From Casey Anthony to Jerry Lewis
Also, we keep you abreast of the situation with Hooters. more
The IntersectionRenovation rundown: Reviewing the Plaza’s $35 million overhaul
It is difficult to recall a hotel-casino redevelopment in modern Las Vegas history that has received as much hype as the $35 million job taking ... more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Henri Sagalow more
The IntersectionAs You See It: Readers on fashion, aliens and zombie apps
When listed Las Vegas as one of the 10 kinkiest cities in the U.S., our sex columnist Lynn Comella called bull. Readers called … Pahrump? more


NightlifeHot Spots: Joe Jonas at Haze, a prohibition party and more
Also, Avicii DJs at XS. more
NightlifeThree reasons to see DJ Calvin Harris
The Scottish DJ spins under the sun at Encore Beach Club on Sunday. more
Turning to liquid courage to face the Fremont zip line
Afraid of heights? One Weekly writer is… more
NightlifeA Midsummer Night’s Dream party returns to the Palms
The Playboy Mansion party staple is back this weekend at the Palms Pool. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Lavo seeks out its top fan and more
Also, roller disco parties make a comeback at Crown Nightclub. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentLick this Downtown exhibit
Joel Spencer’s group show ‘Ice Cream Pop’ at 222 Imperial is refreshing eye candy this time of year when cooling off is on most everyone’s mind. more
Arts and EntertainmentSlice of ‘60s suburbia … Las Vegas style
When developer Irwin Molasky planned the area in the 1960s, the question was “Who’s going to go way out there?” says Paradise Palms resident Clay Heximer. more
Arts and EntertainmentJason Mewes discusses TMI, working with jerk celebrities and whether we’ll ever see Jay and Silent Bob again
Jason Mewes talks about his upcoming live podcasts with Kevin Smith in Las Vegas more
Arts and EntertainmentEven after 30 years, ‘Jubilee!’ still has plenty to offer
‘Jubilee!’ looks back on 30 great years, and looks forward to many more more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat to see, where to go and what to cook this week
Also, what roller coaster to ride. more
Arts and EntertainmentIgnite Vegas offers tech-geeks the chance to inspire others
Filling up the backyard at Beauty Bar is not easy, but one group managed to do it last week without breaking a sweat more
Arts and EntertainmentTable 8 offers up holy rollers and she-bitches at midnight
Table 8’s production at Onyx Theatre will have fans of midnight movies salivating more


ScreenFilm review: ‘The Devil’s Double’
It’s like a Batman movie in which Batman isn’t even permitted the dignity of fighting crime, merely watching from the wings as a gleefully amoral ... more
Screen30 Minutes or Less’ gets the job done … in 80 minutes
30 Minutes or Less is amusing enough in parts to bridge the gaps, and its brief running time doesn’t allow the audience any chances to ... more
ScreenIt’s Hollywood vs. racism in ‘The Help’
The Help addresses troubling historical circumstances in a rosy, crowd-pleasing way that provides more entertainment value than insight. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Life in a Day’
A call for submissions on YouTube led 80,000 amateur videographers to submit their material for the Kevin Macdonald-directed project. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’
Michael Rapaport’s documentary on a Tribe Called Quest is an illuminating look at the hip-hop group more
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ZoozaCrackers makes 700 pounds of pastrami per week
TasteThe smoking alone is a six-stage process that takes 19 hours.”
Front-row robata at Japonais
TasteWhere else can you get dinner grilled over Japanese coals and served on a paddle?
'Lucky Peach' magazine: a spoonful of awesome
TasteYou won’t find generous expletives and praise of amazing Japanese toilets in most food magazines …
Pass the Dirty Vegas popcorn
TasteYup, it’s delicious.




CD Cover CD review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' 'Mirror Traffic'
The latest from Stephen Malkmus & The Jinks is one of the group's high points
CD Cover The view is pretty good from Kanye's and Jay-Z's 'Throne'
Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaboration 'Watch the Throne' was worth waiting for
CD Cover Ronnie Radke's latest album is impressively poppy and surprisingly diverse
“I’m baaack!” Ronnie Radke cackles at the start of “Tragic Magic,” Track 2 on The Drug in Me Is You. It’s an apt summary of the album, the ex-Escape the ...

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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 Aug 2, 2011
by Erin Ryan

Is that a beer in your cocktail?

Drinkers often draw a line between beer and booze, but they’re seriously missing out. Case in point: Bellagio’s Summer Shandy, a beer-based cocktail by award-winning mixologist Matthew Myers. After years ...