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Best in Print

October 13-October 19
Best in PrintFrom a musical healing to a comfy front seat: Our Vegas oases
Who says you have to leave the city to get away from it all? read article
Best in PrintThe beautiful, bleak world of the Flamingo Arroyo Trail
Kristen Peterson takes a look at Las Vegas’ past on the Flamingo Arroyo Trail. read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

Thinking about Liberace, ‘Breaking Bad’ and more
Also, “The Ira Glass Sex Tape.” more
The IntersectionAdam friends Eve in ‘The History of the World According to Facebook’
Wylie Overstreet depicts history with a social media twist. more
The IntersectionMourning the loss of Apple’s Steve Jobs in the everyday
Although “R.I.P. Steve” can be seen almost anywhere these days, the company has announced a memorial will be held at its Cupertino headquarters. more
A die slides, and so does the couple who slid it
Also, a lesson on details of dice sliding. more
The IntersectionThe Root honors two outstanding locals
Two Las Vegas residents made it on The Root 100, a list of the most influential African Americans. more
The IntersectionDoes eating a hot dog increase your risk of cancer?
The running list of known and probable causes includes alcohol, cigarettes and now—hot dogs? more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From the Kardashians to Conrad Murray
Also, a local priest pleads guilty to stealing. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Aurora Gandara. more
The IntersectionThe story behind the embattled Mob Experience is straight out of the ‘Sopranos’
“It’s a Mob story. It really is.” more
The IntersectionAs You See It: Reader comments about the Brass Monkey and more
Also, someone from the Church of Scientology International comments. more


NightlifeHot Spots: A zombie walk, Eva Longoria and more
Also, Marquee throws a pajama party! more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Lavo’s champagne brunch and more
Also, a special benefit edition of the Weekly Fling. more
NightlifeWelcome to the era of borrowed parties
With Hugh Hefner and Heidi Klum now throwing their legendary events in the city, it seems Las Vegas may need some help with the party planning. more
NightlifeChatting with newly crowned America’s Best DJ Kaskade
The Vegas regular appeared at Marquee Sunday night not only to play a set, but also to receive his recent award - a sweet, gold-plated ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentThe Weekly playlist: 48 Hours Festival edition
Six songs from Josh Bell’s favorite acts on the festival bill. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhen and where to rock, bike and eat bacon
Plus a song called “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Canadian Demons.” more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’
Bjork’s latest CD is an ambitious effort—but it might not be for everyone. more
Arts and EntertainmentSmashing Pumpkins’ Las Vegas show isn’t quite a smash
It was great to see the Smashing Pumpkins in Las Vegas, but where were the classics? more
Arts and EntertainmentZak Ostrowski balances the organic and the industrial in new art show
Zak Ostrowski’s ‘Specimen Dissection’ combines wood, metal and some serious artistry. more
Arts and EntertainmentScorps on the lido deck: The Guilty Pleasures cover gold
“I was the Kanye West of my time,” says Michael “Mack” Donald, purring that he once wrote a little song for a little band called Metallica. more
Arts and EntertainmentLearning about Liza Minnelli in the Hilton showroom
She’s got a different facial expression for every line, and each one is big and campy and on target. more
Arts and EntertainmentWho patched up Downtown?
An autumnal pastime showcases Downtown’s viability (and creativity with a gourd). more
Arts and EntertainmentA serving of old-school tennis champs: Chang, Agassi, Sampras and McEnroe
If you’re like me, you’ve got to be looking forward to this weekend’s 2011 Champions Series. more
Arts and EntertainmentRecords against the spread unlock the doors to team performance
Examining teams’ records against the point spread is a good way to determine which squads are exceeding the expectations of oddsmakers and the betting marketplace, ... more


ScreenFootloose’ feels about as pointless as it did the first time
How similar is it? Let just say it’s got “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and “Almost Paradise” in it. more
ScreenChatting with local filmmaker Ginnetta Correli
Correli discusses her filmmaking beginnings, her unique artistic approach and more. more
ScreenComedy ‘The Big Year’ is for the birds
Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson star as bird-watchers. No joke. more
ScreenMeet the new ‘Thing,’ same as the old ‘Thing’
And that’s not such a bad thing. more
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Rice and Company brings authentic Cantonese to the Strip
TasteAsian cuisine may be the one Vegas food category where things are better off the Strip. Rice and Company might start to change that.
Get deliciously tongue-twisted at Artisanal Foods
TasteCured meats or duck liver, fresh wasabi or preserved lemon, Artisanal Foods is the Vegas destination.
Say goodbye to Sloppi Jo's Roving Eatery (but not Jo)
TasteThe Sloppi Jo’s food truck is headed out of town. Eat while you can (and maybe even get some free chiles).




CD Cover Bjork's 'Biophilia'
Bjork's latest CD is an ambitious effort--but it might not be for everyone.
CD Cover Wilco's 'The Whole Love
Wilco's latest has its moments, but needs the live treatment.
CD Cover Lady Antebellum is the most popular boring band in America
The group's third album, Own the Night is the musical equivalent of a throw pillow.

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week Oct 6, 2011
by Wesley Gatbonton

How to make Associate Art Director Wesley Gatbonton’s ghetto Mimosa

Have you heard the Beastie Boys track “Brass Monkey”? I’ll bet good money you didn’t know what they were talking about. Brass Monkey—also known as the ghetto Mimosa—is a simple ...