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Best in Print

October 20-October 26
Best in PrintThe revolution will be homeschooled
Inside the active, social, surprising world of Las Vegas ‘edupunks’ read article
Best in PrintInside Cindy Funkhouser’s scrapbook home
A tour of the space that celebrates her love of the odd and original read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionMaking sense of Occupy Las Vegas
Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican spends a night on Fremont Street with supporters of the movement. more
The IntersectionQ&A with Vin Armani of ‘Gigolos’
The escort talks sex, software and being there to cuddle. more
The IntersectionIn defense of the Heart Attack Grill
Does the Downtown eatery really epitomize “everything that’s wrong with the American restaurant?” more
The IntersectionCars were “shattering like glass plates”
“Everyone in the press box sat silently during the two-hour red flag period.” more
The IntersectionDuel in the desert: Notes from GOP debate No. 10 at the Venetian
“Is this a Republican debate or the fifth Die Hard movie?” more
The IntersectionJury awards $104 million in damages to a hepatitis C outbreak victim
“Greed at the expense of safety isn’t okay.” more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From urinal mats to the UFL
Also, a local high school forfeits its season. more
The IntersectionSuggestions for Wayne Newton’s home/soon-to-be tourist attraction
With a car wash now included in Mr. Las Vegas’ plan to open his home to the public, Weekly editor Ken Miller suggests a few ... more
Thinking about ‘How to Be a Gentleman,’ the weather and more
Also, how to celebrate the Weekly‘s wins at the Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. more
The Venetian’s “Winter in Venice” is complete with a skating rink
The resort’s winter celebration runs November 21 to January 8. more
The IntersectionBehold the power of pink
This month, there’s no hotter color and no worthier cause than the fight against breast cancer. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Josh Strickland, Ne-Yo and more
Also, Kim Kardashian Humphries celebrates her birthday at Marquee. more
NightlifeRating an assortment of pumpkin-based beers
Fall is here, and so is pumpkin beer! more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: An 8,500-gallon margarita and more
Also, Lola’s celebrates two years. more
NightlifeParis Las Vegas celebrates wine with its Crush event
The sipping and sniffing action continues through October 27. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentRemembering 1991, when ‘Nevermind’ and I arrived on campus
Hey, “Uptown Girl,” make room for “Lithium.” more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat to hear, where to go and who to see this week
Including the Wranglers’ Rapture Night! more
Arts and EntertainmentA Daniel Johnston Tribute Show’ to raise funds in hopes of bringing the musician to town
Need a Johnston fix? Then support the cause by showing up at Blackbird Studios for the musical tribute. more
Arts and EntertainmentLas Vegas Shakedown has a shaky weekend
The three-day Las Vegas Shakedown music festival offered great music, but was riddled with problems more
Arts and EntertainmentWanna get scared this Halloween? Fearophilia promises to deliver
Fearophilia — are you scared yet? more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Weekly rock quiz: Celeb band name edition
Which are real and which did we create? more
Arts and EntertainmentIs Oscar Goodman TV bound?
Oscar Goodman could soon be getting his own television show more
Arts and EntertainmentFrank Miller’s ‘Holy Terror’ is ugly politics
Miller’s artwork remains both powerful and beautiful, but it’s in service of an ugly story and uglier politics. more
Arts and Entertainment Evil Dead: The Musical’ hits the Onyx … hard
A cheeky, self-parodying adaptation of the Evil Dead cult films. more
Arts and Entertainment48 Hours Festival draws 20,000 heavy music fans
The 48 Hours Festival did quite well in Las Vegas. Now where’s Ozzfest? more
Arts and EntertainmentThree questions with a distracted Joan Rivers (by speakerphone, during her manicure)
Three questions with a distracted Joan Rivers (by speakerphone, during her manicure) more
Arts and EntertainmentConversation starters: From urinal mats to the UFL
Also, a local high school forfeits its season. more


ABC’s fairy-tale drama ‘Once Upon a Time’ gets off to a good start
Two former Lost writer-producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, are the latest TV creators to try their hands at replicating Lost’s success with Once Upon ... more
ScreenGross-outs and personal revelations: PollyGrind film fest wrap-up, Part 2
Josh Bell wraps up the PollyGrind film festival more
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Embrace the beauty of bao ... from a hair salon?
TasteChef Sheridan Su brings wonder buns to Touch Salon and Spa.
Royal Resort's Barrymore is like Block 16: Way hot
TasteThe old-school Vegas joint fits perfectly in the renovated, re-invigorated Royal.
210 words about fried chicken
TasteThere is no Best Fried Chicken. There is only My Favorite.




CD Cover CD review: Tom Waits' 'Bad as Me'
There isn’t a skippable moment throughout the 13-song experience.
CD Cover CD review: Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto'
Chris Martin & Co. have never wavered far from their core strengths: well-crafted pop tunes with soaring choruses, undeniable hooks and universal optimism.
CD Cover Bjork's 'Biophilia'
Bjork's latest CD is an ambitious effort--but it might not be for everyone.

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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

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 ...