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Best in Print

February 9-February 16
Best in PrintNothing says lovin’ like ‘batteries included’
Vibrating forest creatures and a flasher named Columbo. read article
Best in PrintThe cult of virginity
“Purity pushers” and the dangers of the new chastity movement read article
Best in PrintA Buddhist monk, a hot pot and the quest for a cosmic guarantee
A couple seeks relationship advice in a hidden corner of Las Vegas read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionPolitics and purpose: The aftermath of the Susan G. Komen fiasco
“It has reminded us to educate ourselves before writing that check…” more
The IntersectionBets, books and bowls: The Big Game by the numbers
The amount wagered by Nevada gamblers, what they won and more. more
The IntersectionConventional Strip wisdom aside, the Smith Center books Broadway—and it worked
And according to ticket sales, it’s a great idea. more
The IntersectionOpen mouth, insert foot, repeat: Political gaffes from Romney, Gingrich and more
Everything from a state on the moon to a really bad name mix-up. more
Looking back at Las Vegas in 1997
After hearing Standard and Poor’s report that local housing prices had sunk to 1997 levels, Weekly takes a look back at what was going on then. more
The IntersectionAre less-than-progressive portrayals of women preventing young professional women from moving here?
Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican detects an old-boys club in town. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: A case of Legionnaires at the Luxor and more
Also, a water park being built in town has to postpone. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Samantha Ratcliffe D’Arrigo. more
The IntersectionThe life of a sex nerd: Q&A with the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Amanda Morgan
Amanda Morgan wants to break down sexual barriers through her work at the Erotic Heritage Museum more


NightlifeStudio 54 bids farewell to Las Vegas
The Weekly looks back on the groundbreaking club’s 14-year run. more
NightlifeThe Wynn’s Aphrodite cocktail is liquid flirtation
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! more
NightlifeHot Spots: Nelly at Haze, a lingerie masquerade ball at the Erotic Heritage Museum and more
Also, Rhumbar’s romantic evening under the stars. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: CollectiveZoo throws a Valentine’s Day sleepover at Artisan and more
Also, the Magic trade show brings free DJ shows to the Cosmopolitan. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentLocal open mics for musicians, writers, visual artists and their groupies
Calling all performers in need of a stage … more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat in the world is a Las Vegas diamond?
The new cut packs a whole lotta bling, much like the city itself. more
Arts and EntertainmentWeekly playlist: The Valentine’s Edition
Here’s what members of the local music scene will be grooving to come February 14. more
Arts and EntertainmentHard-rock home sweet home: Motley Crue’s Joint residency starts with a bang
Veteran quartet shakes off some opening-night snags to get its “Sin City” residency rolling. more
Arts and EntertainmentCD: Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ is surprisingly decent
David Lee Roth’s first album with the band in 28 years is much better than its first track would indicate. more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Air
Ultimately, ‘La Lune’ is a success even apart from its cinematic accompaniment. more
Arts and EntertainmentTim Bavington sculpture headed to Dowtown’s Symphony Park
Tim Bavington’s sculptural translation of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” will be installed this month in Downtown’s Symphony Park. more
Arts and EntertainmentStill life with sock monkey
The voyeuristic works on paper—graphite, charcoal and carbon pencil—display impeccable drafting. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to see and what to drink this week
A musical legend, an edgy musical and lots and lots of booze more
Arts and EntertainmentClassical to contemporary: three orchestras and three different concerts
If you’re a fan of orchestras, there’s plenty to enjoy this week. more
Arts and EntertainmentRugby and its ‘gloriously brutal contact’ comes to town
Forget football, with all its padding and rules about where you can hit. more
Arts and EntertainmentCan Barnes & Noble hold off Amazon much longer?
Can Barnes & Noble and Amazon co-exist? Time will tell more


ScreenFilm: Denzel can’t save ‘Safe House’ from action-thriller mediocrity
Even Washington’s mischievous smile can’t elevate it. more
ScreenTake our ‘Star Wars’ quiz to get you in the mood for the 3D rerelease
Think you know ‘Star Wars’? Try our quote quiz and find out more
ScreenThree days, 100 titles at the Dam Short Film Festival
Championing an underrated art form in an underrated city. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Pina’
Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary works well as a primer on legendary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. more
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Shelling like hotcakes
TasteLove and mollusks come together at local oyster bars.
Seafood worth wading (through tourists) for: Mastro's Ocean Club
TasteAlaskan king crab black truffle gnocchi. Bam.
Four Vegas chefs share dishes to lock love down
TasteYour Valentine’s menu should feature lobster, risotto, steak and peaches.




CD Cover CD review: The Twilight Sad
The Scots' third album is a lot less intense. Whether that's good or bad depends on your need for noise.
CD Cover CD review: Mark Lanegan Band
Ex-Screaming Trees frontman's latest is 'aching and haunting.' Four stars.
CD Cover CD: Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' is surprisingly decent
David Lee Roth's first album with the band in 28 years is much better than its first track would indicate.

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week Feb 14, 2012
by Sarah Feldberg

Herbal remedy: Lavo’s Saggio starts with an aroma

Eighty-five. That’s how many cocktails Tao Group Director of Beverage Tim Keller tasted with the company’s partners when they were deciding on the menu for Lavo at the Palazzo. They ...