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Best in Print

August 9-August 15
Best in PrintRick Lax tries gaming the gamers at DEFCON
Every year, thousands of hackers descend on Las Vegas for scavenger hunts, social engineering and more read article
Best in PrintBeyond the beaded curtain: A spiritual tour of Las Vegas
What better place for a spiritual quest than Las Vegas? read article
Best in PrintGold unicorns and global espionage at Black Hat
Inside DEFCON’s more buttoned-up little brother of a security conference. read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionDissecting the Downtown glut of bail bondsmen
How bail bonds work, what the bondsmen do and more. more
The IntersectionThe man who would be Spock
Lawrence Montaigne has a unique claim to fame: He was almost the next Mr. Spock on the original “Star Trek.” Montaigne, 81, has been a ... more
The IntersectionConversation starters: Elton John’s scathing remarks about Madonna and more
Also, Jose Canseco files for bankruptcy in Las Vegas. more
Nevada’s Democrats are kicking butt in voter registration
2012 is looking more and more like 2008. more
The IntersectionFertitta brothers will decide UFC’s direction by actually fighting each other
And you thought legal battles were tough… more
The IntersectionIt’s raining men: Male prostitutes have returned to Nevada
Will they outlast Markus? more
The IntersectionIs Shelley Berkley playing follicle politics?
What’s up with Shelley Berkley’s hair? And how will it affect Nevada politics? more
The IntersectionWhy Las Vegas needs to be careful with its ‘Party House’ ordinance
When going after the bad eggs, don’t kill the golden goose, guys more
Thinking about … the Olympics
Things we love about this year’s Olympics … and things we don’t more


NightlifeHot Spots: Havana Brown, Weekly’s Beer Olympics, Nero and more
Also, Sir Mix-A-Lot performs at Lavo. Baby got back? more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: New Light Group venues on the way and more
Also, Marquee’s millionth customer. more
NightlifeTalking trance with Russian producer DJ Arty
Arty pulls double duty at Marquee and Lavo this weekend. more
NightlifeAt Night Swim, XS serves a sangria for expensive tastes
No late-night dip is complete without this rich beverage. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentDespite Insurgo Theater’s sudden curtain call, the creative insurgency endures
What happened … and what happens next? more
Arts and EntertainmentHints of a dark future in the hands of tech at Kleven Contemporary
Enter the control room—Andreana Donahue’s exploration of spacey isolation. more
Arts and EntertainmentLa Cage Aux Folles,” Fun, Vegas StrEATs and other things see and do in Vegas
Also, Norm MacDonald and the Star Trek convention are in town. Separately. more
Arts and EntertainmentLVCS is starting to make a lot more noise Downtown
The venue’s concert lineup recently caught our eye. Did it catch yours? more
Arts and EntertainmentChatting with Peter Murphy about the Olympics, Bauhaus and ‘Twilight’
The ‘Godfather of Goth’ is nowhere near slowing down more
Arts and EntertainmentQ&A with Kele of Bloc Party
Kele on the rush of playing Las Vegas — and of releasing another Bloc Party album more


ScreenThe Bourne Legacy’ is a poor substitute for the real thing
Is the new film an unnecessary footnote for the trio of films it follows? more
ScreenRuby Sparks’ is a fresh take on the familiar rom-com genre
Don’t expect the usual, except the quintessential indie rock montage. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘The Campaign’
Is the Will Ferrell film a political satire, or just an entertaining movie about politics? more
ScreenFilm review: ‘The Queen of Versailles’
A documentary on the ultra-rich becomes a story about the economy at large more
ScreenQ&A with ‘The Queen of Versailles’ director Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield talks about her role in one of the year’s most compelling documentaries more
ScreenThird Neil Young documentary goes deeper into artist’s roots
Jonathan Demme’s latest look at Young gets a little desperate. more
ScreenTV spin-off ‘Major Crimes’ makes a poor case for itself
“The Closer” was a clever crime drama that deserves better. more
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The Golden Nugget is still the Downtown standard
TasteFremont Street’s swankiest spot is a bounty of good eats.
Chocolate and wine pair beautifully at Sugar Factory
TasteExplore the semi-secret Chocolate Lounge and Wine Bar.
Stripsteak's jalapeno corn is the cream of the crop
TasteChef Doug Bell shares three ingredients that make magic together.
Sharing sofrito and other secrets with Chef Daniel Concepcion
TasteGreen Valley Ranch Resort chef splits between 11 dining venues.




CD Cover CD Review: 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to ...
This tribute is a little heavy on the Nicks.
CD Cover Reevaluating Blur
The Brits' seven albums each feature a second disc of bonus material.
CD Cover CD review: Rick Ross' 'God Forgives, I Don't'
The Miami rapper mostly retraces his steps, but that's not a bad thing.

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