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Best in Print

December 15-December 21
Best in PrintInto the wild with the real-life heroes of Search and Rescue
Somewhere out there, three hikers and a dog are willing us to see them, to spot their ... read article
Best in PrintJosh Bell’s week of entertainment at this year’s NFR
Weekly critic Josh Bell takes in the entertainment during this year’s NFR read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionWhat to expect when the City of Las Vegas closes its offices for the holidays
The closure will apparently save the city approximately $40,000. more
The IntersectionThe growing number of birds up for adoption reflects Southern Nevada’s economic straits
The Southern Nevada Parrot Education, Rescue and Rehoming Society has rehomed more than 100 parrots since 2007. more
The IntersectionIn a wreck? Need a check?’ There’s a (Glen Lerner) app for that
Weekly checks out the attorney’s new phone application. more
Why isn’t Sheldon Adelson on board with online poker?
Though MGM and Caesars are on board, the Venetian and Palazzo owner is not. more
The IntersectionThe Clark County Coroners’ inquest process appears headed for further turmoil—and expense
A federal judge recently ruled that the inquest process doesn’t violate officers’ constitutional rights. more
Thinking about inflatable wigs, eating puppies and more
Also, a computer virus at a very inconvenient time. more
The IntersectionPreliminary testing does not point to water as source of marathon infection
The burning question: was the water really tainted? more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From increasing tourism numbers to Charlie Sheen
Also, the table price for Tao’s New Year’s Eve party with celebrity host Kim Kardashian. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Samantha Gracia. more


NightlifeFour winter cocktails sure to make spirits bright this holiday season
Forget the eggnog, celebrate this festive time of year with these creative cocktails. more
NightlifeSay so long to the stiletto stroll with Rollasole
Ladies get some relief for their heels with the new, convenient product. more
NightlifeHot Spots: Ashley Benson at Vanity, an ugly sweater party at Ghostbar and more
Also, Tao throws their annual Bad Santa Party. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: New Year’s Eve at Minus 5, Tiesto’s new radio channel and more
Also, Crazy Horse III puts on the “world’s longest-running open bar.” more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentConcert review: Jay-Z and Kanye West at MGM Grand
To paraphrase the song’s chorus, that sh*t was indeed cray. more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: The Roots
A thicket of funk and fervent storytelling more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to see and how to help out this week
Witness Santa swim—and fight martians. more
Arts and EntertainmentLet ‘Great Places of History’ take you (and your coffee table) on a trip
Time’s new book chronicles 100 sites that have changed civilization. more
Arts and EntertainmentLooking for Jerry Misko? We found him at Cosmo’s P3 Studio
Artist Jerry Misko settles into P3 studio on the year anniversary of the Cosmopolitan and its artist-in-residency program more
Arts and EntertainmentPeeking into Las Vegas Philharmonic’s holiday pops
David Itkin has this peculiar habit of treating the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s holiday program like a perfectly wrapped gift. more
Arts and EntertainmentFive out-of-context segments from the new Justin Bieber book
Don’t want to read all of ‘Belieber!’ Then just read these five quotations more
Arts and EntertainmentSlip into something more comfortable, like a tour of high-end suites
For an afternoon, you can live like a queen. more


ScreenFilm review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’
Sherlock Holmes is known as a guy who solves mysteries. But he does more booty-kicking in Guy Ritchie’s interpretation. more
ScreenCharlize Theron is stunningly awful in the great ‘Young Adult’
Can you go back home? Charlize Theron finds out the hard way in ‘Young Adult’ more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’
‘Mission Impossible’ franchise keeps the thrills coming, and isn’t that what it’s all about? more
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Scoop the deliciousness into your face at Flame Kabob
TasteThe kabobs are the thing here, long, glistening limbs of minced meat and spices.
Big, beautiful, fluffy omelets (named after horses) at Del Mar Cafe
TasteSlow and steady and stuffed with bacon.
Fluffy buns and fist bumps at Slidin' Thru's first restaurant (without wheels)
TasteRicardo Guerrero imagines a movement of “mini burgs” across America.




CD Cover CD review: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' soundtrack
Even for Trent Reznor fans, three hours of this might be a bit much.
CD Cover The Roots
A thicket of funk and fervent storytelling
CD Cover Black Keys
The Ohio duo's latest is calibrated for maximum accessibility—which isn't as bad as it sounds.

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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 Dec 20, 2011
by Erin Ryan

The toddy: hot or iced, the old-fashioned tincture soothes the soul

I had my first taste of bourbon when I was in kindergarten. My great-grandmother Mimi had moved into our sunny one-level, and Dad mixed her a Manhattan almost every night. ...