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Best in Print

October 11-October 17
Best in PrintCreature creator Miriam Writer spills her DIY Halloween secrets
Got nightmares? Make them into costumes. read article
Best in PrintScary tips and stories from casual sadist the Amazing Johnathan
Amazing Johnathan has taken over the Las Vegas Club Hotel and turned it into a Haunted House. read article
Best in PrintChatting with Travel Channel’s Zak Bagans while he investigates the paranormal
The local is a star of the network’s Ghost Adventures program. read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionThe odd saga of Eli Roth’s Goretorium
Soft opening issues, disgruntled former staff members and a whole lot of gore. more
The IntersectionIs Downtown Las Vegas in danger of gentrification?
Will wealthy yuppies and retail outlets like J. Crew soon dominate the area? more
The IntersectionFran Lebowitz talks politics with Frank Rich at the Smith Center
We don’t need publicly funded Muppets when we’ve got the more adorable and cuddle-worthy Fran Lebowitz. more
The IntersectionA high school debate coach’s advice for the candidates
The biggest problem with the Denver debate? No questions were answered. “If you took the question and typed up some of their answers, many times ... more
The IntersectionGet ready for a pixelated presidential punchfest
Finally, a game that proves how badass Teddy Roosevelt was. more
The IntersectionDebating the pros and cons of Nevada’s new stamp
Does this image of suburbia represent Nevada? Ken Miller and Kristen Peterson take sides. more
The IntersectionVegas Vernacular Project preserves our disappearing voice
Capturing the city’s visual conversations is no easy task. more
The IntersectionFullTiltPoker hopes Gus Hansen will erase past misdeeds
Winning poker tournaments is nothing compared to the difficulty of this new brand ambassador’s gig. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Mike Korn. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: Heidi Montag to host at Crazy Horse III and more
Also, a local cabbie finds $221,000 in an abandoned laptop case. more
The IntersectionForget Times Square—Guy Fieri’s burger joint belongs in Las Vegas
There’s plenty of room, including a big spot in Excalibur’s casino where a themed barbecue joint just closed. more
The IntersectionUnderwater jack-o-lantern carving with the Las Vegas Scuba Meetup
Dragging a pumpkin into the depths of Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave decked out in scuba regalia isn’t for the faint of heart. more
The IntersectionFive fun facts about the UNLV-UNR football rivalry
The Rebels play the Wolf Pack this Saturday for the coveted Fremont cannon. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Foster the People at 1 Oak, Lavo’s Sneaker Ball and more
Also, Sofi performs at Rain. more
NightlifeNightlife news & notes: Grand opening of DB’s Pong & Pool and more
Also, a casting call for a reality show about DJs. more
NightlifeThe original Fremont East bar, Beauty Bar parties past the seven-year mark
Hipster haven has changed quite a bit, from garage to glam. more
NightlifeFrom college radio to remixing Jay-Z, Mick Boogie is a man on the rise
Weekly chats with the crossover DJ before a gig at Hyde Bellagio. more
NightlifeSocial House’s Yokai is a delicious after-dinner affair
This post-meal cocktail is named after a mystical shapeshifting creature. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentTrust Us: Madonna at MGM, a film fest in Laughlin and more
Also, Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama come to town. more
Arts and EntertainmentBeating Fright Dome’s freak-outs with basketball skills
Most people get scared at haunted houses because they focus on what’s ahead of them. more
Arts and EntertainmentPeter Gabriel: concert review + setlist
The occasional British rocker returns to breathe life into ‘So’ and other classics. more
Arts and EntertainmentReflections on Metric’s first Las Vegas visit
The Emily Haines-fronted indie band rocked the House of Blues on October 6. more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Muse’s ‘The 2nd Law’
The British band’s sixth album never gains momentum or fully connects. more
Pigs, sharks and one angry stick: Rick Lax reviews three apps
Ever wonder what Angry Birds is like from the pigs’ point of view? more
Arts and EntertainmentBalanchine’s abstract ballet ‘Jewels’ leaps into the Smith Center
Jewels represents different historical styles of dance, complete with costumes. more
Arts and EntertainmentChris Tucker is back, apparently
The star of the Rush Hour franchise is magically appearing at the Palms. more
Arts and EntertainmentFirst Friday’s ‘come-as-you-are scene’ defies categorization
I was hunting not for one thing, but for the many little things that make up the monthly arts event. more


ScreenHorror and more at the third annual PollyGrind Film Festival
The fest celebrates independent and underground horror and grindhouse movies. more
ScreenThe dubious history of horror movies set in Las Vegas
Sin City has had its fair share of terror. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Sinister’
Finally, a movie about the guy who finds the footage … more
ScreenAffleck and ‘Argo’
The director takes his act beyond Boston in this suspenseful new film. more
ScreenSeven Psychopaths gleefully punctures action-movie bravado
An acclaimed playwright, McDonagh boasts a fundamentally digressive sense of humor, more
ScreenSecond Vegas Cine Fest spotlights Teller, FDR and werewolves
Event moved from Trop to Palms and enjoyed decent attendance this year. more
ScreenThe CW’s new shows are a decidedly mixed bag
The CW has two new shows this year. One’s watchable. The other … not so much more
ScreenEngrossing ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ explores legacy of Sixto Rodriguez
Detroit native Rodriguez put out two low-selling albums in the early ’70s before fading into obscurity in the U.S. more
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Teppan dining gets a definite upgrade at Tetsu
TasteIt’s like Benihana but … way better
Dispatches from Food & Wine's All-Star Weekend
TasteSarah Feldberg and Jim Begley highlight the best of this year’s All-Star Weekend
Don't let the 'Sleepy' fool you—this barbecue joint rocks!
TasteBarbecue takeout joints don’t get much more lip-smacking than this
Make Jaleo's glorious gazpacho while you still can
TasteIt’s not too cool outside (yet) for the classic Spanish cold soup, and it’s easier than you think.
Stripsteak chef Doug Bell digs chicken thighs and crab feeds
TasteThe guy runs Michael Mina’s steakhouse, so he knows what he’s talking about.




CD Cover CD review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor's 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'
Hit repeat, nudge up the volume and say Allelujah!, for one of music's most welcome reappearances.
CD Cover Muse
The British band's sixth album never gains momentum or fully connects.
CD Cover Mumford and Sons
Is this British folk band playing dress-up? Maybe, but that banjo sounds pretty good.

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Cocktail of the Week Oct 16, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

Trick or treat: Tabu’s Black Magic Martini is better than a mini Snickers

Halloween is just around the corner. Thanks to seasonal pop-up costume shops and last week’s issue of the Weekly, your makeup and haunted house visits are all set. Now the ...