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Best in Print

March 8-March 14
Best in PrintCan the Smith Center connect the cultural dots?
It’s built and paid for. Now, Downtown’s performing arts centerpiece opens its doors read article
Best in PrintSmith Center 101
Key details about the Valley’s new performing arts center read article
Best in PrintUnder-the-radar Smith Center acts you need to see
You’ve heard about Sedaris and Yo-Yo Ma, but these acts are worth your ticket cash. read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionIs the Las Vegas zoo better than no zoo at all?
“If, say, the San Diego Zoo was in trouble, you’d have to assume the outcry would be deafening.” more
The IntersectionWorst prank ever? Woman’s airline bomb threat aimed at boyfriend
An example of why you should never say “bomb” on (or off) a plane. more
Breaking down the Strip’s new pet curfew
The ordinance that limits pet access to the Strip was passed in a unanimous vote. more
The IntersectionLocal venues offer a taste of Vegas with pop-up events across the country
Keep your eyes open next time you’re on vacation! more
The IntersectionConversation starters: White Cross Drugs closes and more
Also, gas prices continue to rise. more
The IntersectionWhat makes a CCSD five-star school?
“Hewetson wins big points for bringing students from illiteracy to proficiency.” more
The IntersectionWeekly Q&A: Penn & Teller pianist Mike ‘Jonesy’ Jones
What it’s like warming up a magic-show crowd—and learning to play piano down a finger. more
Thinking about Brian Head, Rush Limbaugh and more
Also, observations on the wind that swept through the valley. more


NightlifeHouse hero Laidback Luke mentors new EDM stars
The Dutch DJ discusses his favorite hobby, one famous groupie and more. more
NightlifeThe Vesper brings a hint of James Bond to Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis
“Shaken, not stirred.” more
NightlifeHot Spots: 50 Cent at Tao, Wet Republic opens and more
Also, Breathe Carolina performs at Pure. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Where to score tickets to MTV’s Spring Break and more
Also, mixed Guinness pints at an Irish pub. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentSix questions with 311 bassist P-Nut
“Lately we’ve been writing songs about how much we love our fans. Mostly because our world really ends with them. There’s our family and our ... more
Arts and EntertainmentCan’t make it to SXSW? Let the bands come to you
Quite a few SXSW-bound bands are going to make stops in Vegas more
Arts and EntertainmentComic review: ‘The Manhattan Projects’ #1
An evil Oppenheimer (and other reimagined atomic history). more
Arts and EntertainmentJK Russ’ Sin City Gallery show, ‘Earthly Delights,’ is exactly that
The frightening meets the beautiful in Sin City Gallery’s newest show. more
Arts and EntertainmentDowntown Las Vegas becomes scooter nation for a weekend
High Rollers Weekend brought a crowd to Downtown Las Vegas as diverse as the scooters they rode. more
Arts and EntertainmentThree bracket-free ways to play the NCAA Tournament
Disclaimer: These suggestions are for entertainment purposes only! more
Arts and EntertainmentBoosting your brackets: Tips for a successful tourney run
Sun sports writer Case Keefer gives five suggestions for bracket success. more
Arts and EntertainmentHip-hop community raises funds for Renew Yamada near anniversary of Japanese tsunami
Tuesday Blend Project will commemorate the anniversary with a benefit for the nonprofit Renew Yamada. more
Arts and EntertainmentSpringsteen’s latest is great—but where’s the E Street Band?
Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” is one of his most consistent in years, but it could have used a lot more E Street Band presence. more


ScreenFilm review: ‘John Carter’ looks good … and that’s about it
The large-scale action-movie style doesn’t fit the story, and ends up highlighting how stilted and musty it is. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’
At its heart, it’s a horror movie about discovering that someone you love unconditionally is unconditionally evil. more
ScreenTV: ‘Game Change’ dully dramatizes Sarah Palin’s ‘08 election impact
Watch, if you wanna see actors interacting with clips of real people. more
ScreenFilm Review: ‘Silent House’
Despite a great central performance, ‘Silent House’ is let down by an all-too-familiar cliche more
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Comfortable classics at Bottles & Burgers
TasteWine, fries and the sweet bacon bleu burger.
A festival of Mexican liquors and luscious flavors at China Poblano
TasteSpecial dishes, new cocktails, tastings and seated dinners.
Make your own peanut butter and find bulk-aisle heaven at WinCo
TasteIt’s like they’re drinking out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate river.”
The story behind Nove's signature spaghetti (and how to make it yourself)
TasteChef Geno Bernardo ate his way through Italy to get a sense of this dish. But you can try it at the Palms.
Kitchen pro Philipp Norsetter picks his favorite Vegas cocktail spots
TasteHe digs Sean Connery, especially at Downtown Cocktail Room.




What's new in ... indie mainstays
New albums from The Magnetic Fields, The Shins and Andrew Bird
CD Cover CD review: Dirty Three's 'Toward the Low Sun'
Dirty Three finally release another album—and it's worth the wait.
CD Cover Springsteen
Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" is one of his most consistent in years, but it could have used a lot more E Street Band presence.

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Cocktail of the Week Mar 14, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

Shibuya’s Ruby Dragontini is a cocktail fit for 2012

This is the year of the dragon. Time to be filled with ambition, passion and, of course, appropriately themed cocktails. Last month, MGM Grand’s Shibuya launched the Ruby Dragontini ($13), ...