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Best in Print

November 3-November 9
Best in PrintA (brief) history of the (strides and struggles of the Las Vegas) Arts District
It’s been a long haul to get here. Now, with Downtown development on everybody’s lips, Weekly takes ... read article
Best in PrintA night backstage with the Green Fairy at ‘Absinthe’
Rick Lax spends a night at ‘Absinthe’ to see if the Caesars circus is even zanier behind ... read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionMachine Guns Vegas to make shooting sexy
What else can Vegas sex up? Oh, yes—firearms. more
The IntersectionMirage’s new Kardashian Khaos store is aptly named
The celebutantes’ boutique opened at the Strip-side resort on Tuesday. more
The IntersectionMy first buffet: Vegas baptism by spicy cabbage
Weekly writer Erin Ryan experiences the Vegas staple for the first time. more
The IntersectionCounter-protest outnumbers Westboro Baptist Church picket in Las Vegas
The controversial church visited town on Tuesday, inspiring many locals to assemble in opposition. more
The IntersectionAmy Winehouse’s autopsy reveals “death by misadventure”
With the official coroner’s report comes closure, sort of… more
The IntersectionIs it time to start embracing the decay of Las Vegas?
Local writers explore the idea in a new book titled ‘Fade Sag Crumble.’. more
Thinking about Halloween costumes, landlines and more
Also, a candy corn discussion. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From ‘Sister Wives’ to crappy copiers
Also, the Clark County Coroner’s Office hits the airwaves soon. more
The IntersectionWeekly Q&A: Jake Saady is a man with a network
Light Group’s vice president of marketing has more than 20,000 contacts and counting. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Eric J. Wingate. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Erick Morillo, Deena Nicole and more
Also, Cali Swag District performs at Club Nikki. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: ‘DJ Mag’ reveals its top lists and more
Also, Steve Aoki collaborates with a well-known indie musician. more
NightlifeAces & Ales hopes to be named Most Arrogant Bar in America
And you can still help them take the title, as the Stone Brewing Company-sponsored competition ends on November 6. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentTalking zombies and shadows with author Max Brooks
The son of Mel Brooks wanted to be Tom Clancy, not his dad. more
Arts and EntertainmentRaise a toast to the Las Vegas Valley Book Festival
The Las Vegas Valley Book Festival is celebrating 10 years, and Kristen Peterson thinks that’s pretty darn cool. more
Our guide to can’t-miss Vegas Valley Book Fest events
From comics to the keynote, you’ll want to catch these. more
Arts and EntertainmentWriters and visual artists knock heads in new ‘10x10’ exhibit
In partnership with the Vegas Valley Book Festival, the invitational paired visual artists and writers of varying media and genres to reflect on issues ranging ... more
Arts and EntertainmentSlutty nurse out, bloody Shakespeare heroine in at Halloween by the Book
Hamlet and Gertrude are chatting up Hunter S. Thompson and Dr. Gonzo, while Gatsby poses for a picture near Mark Twain. more
Arts and EntertainmentAlt-tribute group Red Eye Radio out-nerdgasms Weezer
I’ve never seen the real Rivers Cuomo fall to his knees in full-on nerdgasm during “Undone: The Sweater Song.” more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to listen to and what to play this month
A great game, a great lecture … and a great new Angry Birds character more
Arts and EntertainmentDragone’s ‘Le Reve’ remains a splashy delight
Le Rêve remains a splashy delight, comparable to any Cirque show, especially as the holidays approach and family-friendly options are at a premium. more
Arts and EntertainmentTwo opinions on the new Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration ‘Lulu’
A Lou Reed fan and a Metallica fan review ‘Lulu’ more
Arts and EntertainmentDeath of the Republic’ a fascinating look at a president
Candice Millard takes a historical look at the death of James Garfield more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’
Kelly Clarkson’s latest isn’t very inspired, but will please her fans more


ScreenAnonymous’ is an affront to Shakespeare’s work
In asking who wrote it, the movie fails to honor it. more
ScreenMichael Shannon brings uncomfortable intensity to ‘Take Shelter’
The Boardwalk Empire actor remains creepy as ever in this unsettling drama. more
ScreenChristmas for stoners: Harold and Kumar are back!
The tone is right, and the humor sustains it. more
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Island Sushi & Hawaiian Grill gives the Plaza an infusion of great ...
TasteNow there’s a steady spot for Downtowners to get their weekly sushi (and Spam) fix.
Red Rock Pizza is not DiGiorno (and we're glad)
TasteRed Rock does it fast and hot, makes marinara fresh daily, crisps the crust well and uses quality ingredients.
Smoky, salty and sweet is Comme Ca's duck confit cinnamon roll
TasteThe “frosting” is duck fat, bacon, powdered sugar and real maple syrup. Seriously.
Food truck festival dishing up bliss
TasteBliss sets up shop at the South Point for a food truck festival




CD Cover CD review: Florence + The Machine's 'Ceremonials'
Florence + The Machine's sophomore effort 'Ceremonials' is fantastic
CD Cover CD review: The Beach Boys' 'The Smile Sessions'
The extended version of The Beach Boys' classic 'Smile' is a bit much, but contains much to enjoy
CD Cover Two opinions on the new Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration 'Lulu'
A Lou Reed fan and a Metallica fan review 'Lulu'

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week Nov 4, 2011
by E.C. Gladstone

Drinking like Jay-Z with the Ace of Spades

You’ve probably heard about Ace of Spades Champagne, Jay-Z’s bubbly of choice. Maybe you’ve even noticed it being served with gusto at Tao, where a flying “Bottle Fairy” delivers it ...