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Best in Print

August 18-August 24
Best in PrintThe badass, bold, powerful, wise women of Las Vegas
Ladies are shaping the city, whether they’re healing its uninsured inhabitants or representing on the field wearing ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionDear John: A cartoonist’s comic strip memoir about paying for sex
After shelling out thousands of dollars for sex with more than 20 prostitutes, cartoonist Chester Brown took his experiences to the drawing pad. more
The IntersectionLas Vegas’ Star Trek Convention is five days of heaven for the faithful
Ken Miller attends his first Star Trek Convention and has an absolute blast more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Chris Mason. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From sharing tips to road construction
Also, the Cosmo continues to lose money. more
The IntersectionNeed a clear picture of college football? Look at the betting lines
Jeff Haney says it’s one thing to root for your favorite college team, and quite another to bet on them more
The IntersectionClark County could learn from Eureka’s fiscal responsibility
The Northern Nevada county knows how to manage its money. Find out how here. more
The IntersectionYarnstorming? Believe it — yarn graffiti finally hits the Vegas
Ages 50 and up, these “taggers” aren’t your normal graffiti artists. more
The IntersectionLuvs riffs off our city’s tag line in a disturbing diaper commercial
See how the diaper company took “what happens here, stays here” too far. more
Thinking about gay Muppets, Michele Bachmann and more
Also, a Kiss-themed mini golf course. more
The IntersectionJust add water: Mermaids feel right at home at MerCon
This is just role-play for “The Little Mermaid” and “Splash” generations. more
The IntersectionA Fukuburger owner chimes in on the demand for more regulation
Here’s some food trucks for thought more
The IntersectionIn the world of illegal drugs, busts are getting bigger
Local law enforcement has been mighty busy lately. more
The IntersectionAs You See It: Readers on the Jockey Club, Dre Whitt and more
Also, one reader shares his Las Vegas bucket list. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Snooki at LAX & Wet Republic and more
Also, The Cataracs perform at Club Nikki. more
NightlifeChampagne geysers, dirty dancing and thick bass—it’s a Sex Panther miracle
My thumb is too small. Ryan Fontana tells me not to worry, that it’s all in the body roll, the slow release. He gestures toward ... more
NightlifeGet your shuffle on with this club-ready dance lesson
Learn the new club craze from Super Cr3w and Knucklehead Zoo dancer Ricky “Freak” Barraza. more
NightlifePiranha becomes a ‘boutique’ nightclub with its new digs
Find out what’s new at the “Fruit Loop” nightlife staple here. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Questlove, drunken gummy bears and more
Also, Chateau finally opens their rooftop club. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, who to follow and how to celebrate erotic horror this week.
Plus hot, hot chile feasting! more
Arts and EntertainmentAbsinthe’ star Penny Pibbets discusses her band Fish Circus
The Absinthe star comments on the band’s music, playing accordion and more. more
Arts and EntertainmentHunnypot is making sweet music in Las Vegas
If you haven’t heard the music group Hunnypot, you’re really missing out more
Arts and EntertainmentFive thoughts I had during Kevin Smith’s live podcasts at the Hard Rock Cafe
Five thoughts Ken Miller had during Kevin Smith’s live podcasts at the Hard Rock Cafe more
Arts and EntertainmentRobopocalypse’ paints a frightening, believable future
Rick Lax reviews Daniel H. Wilson’s ‘Robopocalypse’ and finds it to be a gripping read more
Arts and EntertainmentA few suggestions on how to revive Cirque’s ‘Viva Elvis’
Cirque has always tweaked its shows after opening, but this kind of bold, public, expensive retooling is unprecedented. more


ScreenThe age of aquarium: Talking with Wayde King of ‘Tanked’
Along with partner Brett Raymer, Wayde King runs Las Vegas-based aquarium company Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, which is the subject of the new Animal Planet reality ... more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Another Earth’
The sci-fi trappings in the otherwise unremarkable indie drama Another Earth aren’t likely to win over fans of the genre. more
ScreenKitten voiceovers and homicidal clothes make ‘The Future’ overly twee
How much sincere, cloying quirk can a viewer tolerate? more
ScreenOne Day’ is more bad day thanks to cramming 20 years into 2 hours
Novels can do a great job of conveying the scope of a character’s life across years or even decades, but movies have a much tougher ... more
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Blue Ribbon's head-scratching deliciousness
TasteThe menu’s all over the map and prices are steep, but oh, that fried chicken!
Send me to … I Love Yogurt
TasteThe best fro-yo in the Valley? Brock Radke’s found it.
Mario Batali eateries take farm-to-table dining up a notch
TasteFind farm-fresh fare, Batali sommeliers and more at the second annual Cuisine in the Country.




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 ...