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Best in Print

December 6-December 12
Best in PrintThe tigers next door
Southern Nevada is home to lions, tigers, monkeys and wolves. Do our laws keep them—and the public—safe? read article
Best in PrintEating Firefly: One man’s quest to devour an entire restaurant
What happened after he finished all 54 tapas on the menu? He ranked them, of course. read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionWonder women: Downtown’s female entrepreneurs get a voice at TED talk offshoot
This was ladies’ night, TED-style more
The IntersectionTaking the Fremont flight on SlotZilla will feel like ‘being shot out of a cannon’
Fremont Street is about to get a zipline upgrade. more
Conversation Starters: Videotaped beatings and voter ID
Also, naming a street after one of the Rat Pack more
The IntersectionHow is Boyd going to cover Echelon?
Something needs to be done to spruce up the skeletal structure on the northern Strip. more
Thinking about Shania, Pappy Van Winkle, ‘Zarkana’ and more
Also, when will a Vegas nightclub throw a real pajama party? more
The IntersectionBack off, robocaller. Election’s over.
Perhaps you could start over. more
The IntersectionHow a missing Colorado teen ended up on a Vegas escort site
Do you know where your photos are? more
The IntersectionTown Square’s Santa answers our burning questions
St. Nick takes time out of his busy holiday schedule to chat with the Weekly. more
The IntersectionChaotic situations often unfold in war and on the basketball court
When the Runnin’ Rebels hit the court, there’s no telling what will happen next. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Deadmau5, Snooki, NFR Tailgate Party at HRH and more
Also, ugly sweaters at Beauty Bar and a toy drive at Revolution. Tis the season. more
NightlifeNightlife News & Notes: Encore adds VDKA to Andrea’s and more
Also, PBR Rock Bar is rodeo central and Pure will host the Nightlife Entertainment Awards. more
NightlifeWinter in Venice comes with a candy cane-rimmed kick
Venetian and Palazzo have a lock on Vegas’ winter wonderland, and the Gondolier Blanco is the perfect holiday cocktail. more
NightlifeTriple B fills Downtown’s watering-hole hole
Full of craft cocktails and novelties, Fremont East needed a straight-up bar. Triple B has arrived. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentA frosty shake amid a Strip-side wonderland
A column is born. Let’s toast with hot cocoa. more
Arts and EntertainmentArtist Brent Holmes’ ‘Crass’ take on commercialism
“This is the same exact thing we’d use to sell somebody underwear or toothpaste,” more
Arts and EntertainmentStill the one: Shania Twain makes a triumphantly gaudy comeback
After an eight-year layoff, Shania Twain’s live performance at Caesars Palace was energetic and engaged. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, what to watch and what to eat this week
A Pacquiao rematch, a bad show that’s fun to watch, and yoga more
Arts and EntertainmentHolidays in Vegas: Performances for even the Christmas song weary
Nutcracker, anyone? more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Wiz Khalifa’s ‘O.N.I.F.C.’
He’s larger than life, but as this album shows, not very good more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’
Uh, not really more
Arts and EntertainmentCD review: Scott Walker’s ‘Bish Bosch’
Really, Scott Walker? Fart noises? Seriously? more
Arts and EntertainmentArtist Eloise Fornieles and her sea of pennies in the desert
VAST space projects’ new artist residency site gives Cosmo’s recent artist-in-residence a place to continue the story. more
Arts and EntertainmentMaybe skip David Foster Wallace’s essay collection ‘Both Flesh and Not’
Latest posthumous collection takes on varied subjects, from tennis to Terminator 2. more
Arts and EntertainmentIt’s all things Wonder Woman for First Friday exhibit at Skin City
At last, the comic book Amazonian warrior princess gets the shrine she’s always deserved. more


ScreenSmall film festivals struggle to make an impact
Now all they need is an audience. more
ScreenDon’t call them housewives: ‘Sin City Rules’ is a reality-TV pretender
Does Real Housewives really need to be imitated? more
ScreenSailor Jerry’s ‘Hold Fast’ series features innovative Las Vegans
Sailor Jerry — it’s not just about great cocktails anymore more
ScreenStay clear of soccer dramedy ‘Playing for Keeps’
Playing for Keeps requires much wrenching and yanking to get the characters aligned for the proper ending. more
ScreenCitadel’ is hard to take seriously
By literally dehumanizing its antagonists, Citadel not only muddles its political message but also undermines the gravity of its main character’s circumstances. more
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Shopping at Town Square? Make a pit stop at Meatball Spot
TasteCarla Pellegrino’s latest Italian eatery is automatically Town Square’s best.
Warm up with sizzling Korean tofu stew at Mashisoyo
TasteTiny Spring Valley eatery seems to be sticking with its original location for now.
For secret pizza 2.0, check out Those Guys Pies
TasteA small, somewhat hidden Lakes shopping center is home to some of the Valley’s best new pizza.
Chef Jean Paul Labadie shows you the road to great ropa vieja
TasteVeteran Vegas chef is now running the kitchen at Todd English P.U.B.
Wynn's affable new chef adds some charm and authenticity
TasteEnzo Febbraro returned to Las Vegas this year to open Allegro.
Farmer's Market Guide: Week of December 6
The freshness continues. And it’s December!




CD Cover Green Day's trilogy is a little exhausting, but with effective moments
It's an awful lot to take in at once, but Green Day's trilogy shows it still has plenty of energy.
CD Cover CD review: Wiz Khalifa's 'O.N.I.F.C.'
He's larger than life, but as this album shows, not very good
CD Cover CD review: Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire'
Uh, not really

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Cocktail of the Week Dec 5, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

Winter in Venice comes with a candy cane-rimmed kick

The weather outside might not be frightful, but for those craving a taste of Rockwellian Christmas, rest assured that there’s an oasis in this desert. The Venetian and Palazzo’s Winter ...