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Best in Print

April 26-May 2
Best in PrintJackie Gaughan, the El Cortez and the colorful comeback of old Vegas
When Jackie plays his last hand, the neon will dim on an era that sells Vegas ... read article
Best in PrintSex sells: The world of porn publicist Brian Gross
Behind the films, the faces and the mega-watt stardom, there’s Brian Gross. read article
Best in PrintRetro secrets of the El Cortez, right under your nose
A guide to vintage quirks and cool. read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionHunger strikes and happiness ‘pickets’: Two very different Vegas demonstrations
A staged event by Tony Hsieh’s for-profit venture and a Culinary Union hunger strike. more
The IntersectionMickey D’s gets hip on the Strip with Metro McDonald’s
The usual grub meets contemporary design at the new Strip-side space. more
The IntersectionUNLV architecture students break a national cardboard structure record
More than 1,000 boxes were used in the effort. more
The IntersectionBuild a block Downtown: the fantasy and reality
Bringing the community together for neighborhood change is a well-traveled road in these parts. more
The IntersectionStrip zip lines as mass transit? Why not?
Although zip lines are generally thought of as thrill rides, we couldn’t resist the idea of using them as actual modes of transportation. more
The IntersectionThe tricky business of magic and copyrights
>Under copyright law, choreography, pantomime and stage directions are generally protectable; magic secrets aren’t. more
The IntersectionTime to go beyond the pot: six products to save you from planter monotony
Add some flair to your gardening! more
Thinking about Aria’s new signage, SNL alums turned political whack jobs and more
Also, a Kir Royale faux pas. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: another incident at the Heart Attack Grill and more
Also, Bally’s upcoming headliner. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Troy Harvey. more
The IntersectionDesigner Kathleen Bruening on Kate Upton, ‘Sports Illustrated’ and itsy-bitsy bikinis
Henderson’s swim fashion phenom has plans for global domination. more


NightlifeAn all-American vodka success story
Tito Beveridge is living the dream with his gluten-free Texas vodka. more
NightlifeRi Ra’s Chocolate Chocolate martini is a decadent import
Velvety, sweet cocktail satisfaction at Mandalay Place’s Irish Pub. more
NightlifeHot Spots: Cee Lo at 1 Oak, ‘Fantasy’ headliner Lorena Peril at LAX and more
Also, unleash your inner frat boy at Artisan’s toga party. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Drink & Drag opens, Hyde’s Candy Carnival and more
Also, four dayclubs celebrate their grand openings with high-profile performances. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentRemembering Tommy Marth
Las Vegas music scene left reeling by one of its best-known figures’ death. more
Arts and EntertainmentFine art review: Kristine McCallister’s ‘Coming of Age’
An examination of human maturity—featuring paper dolls. more
Arts and EntertainmentFitz and Florence: tales from a Saturday concert doubleheader
Can one writer make it from the Hard Rock to the Cosmopolitan and still catch both shows? more
Arts and EntertainmentPutting the Dodgers and Nationals to the statistical test
Do baseball’s early leaders have staying power? more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to watch and what to eat this week
A casino’s final days, a Nirvana revival and the end of one of TV’s greatest shows more
Arts and EntertainmentInfatuation meets art at 5th Wall’s Oshima exhibit
Daniel Oshima has extracted nearly everything from his bedroom and brought it into the small gallery space, arranging it accordingly: the unmade bed, the lamps, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentEksteins’ ‘Solar Dance’ tells an unsettling tale of Van Gogh and the dawn of doubt
Provenance—history of ownership—bowed to the “relatively recent practice” of authentication. more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Las Vegas Science Festival is back
Weeklong events turn the Vegas Valley into a science laboratory. more
Arts and EntertainmentBro’ promises to surprise and/or offend
Finally, art that explores the transformative effects of bacon. more


ScreenThe ‘Sarah Marshall’ team strikes gold again in ‘Five-Year Engagement’
Yeah, it’s a romantic comedy that’s actually romantic and funny more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Coriolanus’
Ralph Fiennes takes a modern spin on Shakespeare — with terrific results more
ScreenNew film trends: A report from CinemaCon
Headed to a theater near you, automatic bartenders and higher frame rates? more
ScreenFilm review: ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’
The folks who brought you Wallace & Gromit keep the goodness coming more
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Bachi Burger and Firefly expand their empires
TasteSpanish tapas move east and Asian burgers go west, all in the same week.
Hungry? Good thing food-fest season is here
TasteSo many food-fests, so little time
A back-of-house look into Border Grill’s tequila-pairing dinner
TasteEver wonder what they play in the restaurant kitchen? Minor Threat, Eagles and Wiz Khalifa.
Nove's Geno Bernardo keeps it local
TasteWhen he’s not farming in Pahrump, this popular Palms chef is hanging with homies at favorite foodie haunts.
Perfect summer ceviche from Social House
TasteA little mango, a little lime juice, a lot of lobster. Chef Lee knows what he’s doing.




CD Cover CD review: Santigold
Her second record is an interesting collection of sounds but not a cohesive whole.
CD Cover Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'
It's his best album in nearly a decade, and it's packed with lyrics you need to hear.
CD Cover CD review: Spiritualized
It's not quite a cohesive whole, but as with most of Jason Pierce's catalog, it's well worth hearing.

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week May 2, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

A peachy keen margarita courtesy of Isla

There are two keys to successful social cocktailing on America’s favorite Mexican holiday. The first is quality tequila, and the second is ease of mass preparation. This is a festival ...