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Best in Print

December 22-December 29
Best in PrintThe Weekly turns 13!
And muses on the most interesting number read article
Best in PrintBest-ever birthday cake: Cherry cola chocolate chunk
Layers Bakery says it better than Hallmark read article
Best in PrintBoard games to beat the holiday boredom
What to play with lawyers, strippers and your competitive uncle read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionWhere’s the rage over Metro police shootings?
Las Vegas doesn’t see the type of protests other cities do when the police shoot and kill. more
The IntersectionDon’t feed the bears … and then shoot them
Nevada’s inaugural black bear hunting season is not without its issues. more
The IntersectionPinterest brings the bulletin board into the digital age
“If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you’re a big dork.” more
It’s good to be McCarran: Our airport is social and healthy
McCarran has more to boast than just being the nation’s seventh busiest airport. more
The IntersectionMayor Goodman’s ice cream analogy raises economic, political questions
“What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” more
The IntersectionMetro sets its sights on pimps who currently get off light
Metro has changed its focus from prostitutes to pimps. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From Britney Spears to Cosmo’s pop-up wedding chapel
Also, Angelina Jolie stops at a tourist shop to buy Brad Pitt a few birthday items. more
The IntersectionThe moment of truth: Weekly writer Erin Ryan remembers when Santa got real
“She told me there were so many kids and so many toys that even with an enchanted sleigh, Santa couldn’t possibly fit everything on-board and ... more
Thinking about Santa Claus, an Elvis museum and more
Also, an awesome hotline to give when that creep at the club asks for your number. more
The IntersectionWeekly Q&A: Ex-porn star Jenny Hendrix looks to her future
For ex-porn star Jenny Hendrix, the future offers many possibilities more


NightlifeThe toddy: hot or iced, the old-fashioned tincture soothes the soul
“A little bourbon, a little lemon, a swirl of honey and hot water—everything is right again.” more
NightlifeAt Ellis Island, the eggnog recipe runs in the family
The brewery’s seasonal (and strong!) holiday concoction is available now until it’s sold out. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: New Year’s Eve nightclub openings
Get the details on the opening night festivities here! more
NightlifeHot Spots: Bagel Ball at Beso, Weekly’s anniversary party and more
Also, DJ Sharam supplies his sounds at Surrender. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentHomespun vs. high tech: Why Magical Forest is magical
In moneyed Las Vegas, we’re so spoiled with state-of-the-art/invented-this-morning technology in our tourist corridors that anything remotely indicative of yesteryear has us flabbergasted. more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ soundtrack
Even for Trent Reznor fans, three hours of this might be a bit much. more
Arts and EntertainmentNature and the industrial entwined at Pop Up Art House
If anyone could cast water, it’s Baugh-Sasaki, whose “Strange Attraction” steel and rock sculpture perfectly mimics the forceful dynamic intensity of currents barreling past rocks more
Arts and EntertainmentWeekly Checklist: Ricardo Laguna, BMX rider
The Weekly chats with Ricardo Laguna, BMX rider and host of the Weekly’s 13th birthday party more
Arts and EntertainmentJonny Detiger pulls you into “Stream of Consciousness” at Brett Wesley
A continuum of drawn words, iconography, information and shapes. more
Arts and EntertainmentHow do popular book series fare at the box office?
Spoiler: Really, really well. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to see and what to root for this week
A comedian, a hockey match and hard-boiled eggs more
Arts and EntertainmentThree questions with Tina Guo, cellist for ‘Michael Jackson Immortal’
Three questions with Immortal cellist Tina Guo more
Arts and EntertainmentIf Mayweather and Pacquiao do fight … just bet Mayweather
When the fight of the decade goes down, play it safe with Floyd. more
Arts and EntertainmentDon’t spare the tomatoes for ‘Santa Claus vs. the Martians’
Feel free to hurl a tomato (soft and plushy, of course) during Onyx Theatre’s ‘Santa Claus vs. the Martians’ more
Arts and EntertainmentBook review: ‘Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America’
The world of Nintendo finally gets its due in the ‘history’ book ‘Super Mario’ more
Arts and EntertainmentBook review: Jim Henson’s ‘Tale of Sand’
New graphic novel ‘Tale of Sand’ shows the late Jim Henson to have been a great storyteller more


ScreenGirl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is ungainly in English, too
The Hollywood version is livelier, but comes off as shallow as its Swedish counterpart. more
ScreenSteven Spielberg is back with two new films. Should we be excited?
‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and ‘War Horse’ are both family-friendly … and fairly skippable. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘We Bought a Zoo’
It’s corny, sure, but not in a bad way. more
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Pasta Mia serves the classics with care
TasteBecause there’s nothing wrong with good old-fashioned Italian.
Pizza ... in a boat
TasteHow hungry do the words “pizza gondola” make you?
3 cozy dishes to ward off winter
No one should hibernate on an empty stomach.




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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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. ...