Story archive > 2004 > September

  • Astromat for September 30 - October 6

  • News, observations, stray thoughts + medically supervised brain drainings about our city

  • I may be in the wrong, but this is all his fault

  • The Rio's new I-Bar is a surprising treat

  • Ray LaMontagne; Bowling for Soup

  • Hanson returns in control of career and music

  • An homage to a nearly forgotten sound

  • Michele Quinn, Godt-Cleary director, talks about the gallery's latest offshoot

  • There's high-end marketing, but is there community enthusiasm?

  • Oakes describes impressions of time and wind

  • Plane-crash drama most exciting network TV

  • THÉRÈSE

  • Aretha Franklin (4 stars)—House of Blues, September 24-25

  • Jenna's autobiography is not the tell-all this porn star wanted

  • LADDER 49

  • The Mexican Elvis has entered the building

  • Stories and advice (and a new vocabulary) from the car dealership front

  • All the Arts + Entertainment You Can Eat

  • New Burnout sets the pole even higher

  • Is older guy the prize on a gal's third go-'round?

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • What you need to know to get the most out of your local arts district on First Friday's second anniversary

  • Unnamed sources undercut Kitty Kelley's case

  • Buried deep in the sand, these movies deserve at least a glimpse of daylight

  • Computer-animated Shark Tale is soulless and shallow

  • Roaches back where they belong

  • PACs and 527 groups offer a revealing look at our political system at work

  • GOING UPRIVER: THE LONG WAR OF JOHN KERRY

  • Nintendo Fusion Tour (3.5 stars) — House of Blues, September 26

  • Sting (2 stars) w/Annie Lennox — MGM Grand Arena, September 24

  • Slow service eclipses good sandwiches at Elephant Bar

  • Who's the Girly Man?

  • New playwright mines old territory—but cleverly—in satiric Harlequin Brill

  • Matt Jacob's Fearless Football Picks

  • THE FORGOTTEN

  • Astromat for September 23 - 29

  • In an election year polarized by the role of the religious Right in American politics, Stacy J. Willis goes inside the struggle over how—or if—liberal ...

  • BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

  • Driving Miss Daisy grinds its gears

  • A DIRTY SHAME

  • Locklear is the only thing worth watching so far this fall

  • And other life lessons from a weekend motorcycle-safety course

  • I can't help myself from snooping in his apartment, unfortunately

  • September 11 and World War II, monuments and memory

  • All the Arts + Entertainment You Can Eat

  • At long last, the Weekly distills all vital human knowledge into a series of whimsical listings. Read them. Know them. Live them

  • Silent Hill 4 takes survival-horror to new level

  • Don't miss this monthly event

  • The Killers (3.5 stars) — House of Blues, September 19, 2004

  • News, observations, stray thoughts + medically supervised brain drainings about our city

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • Matt Jacob's Fearless Football Picks

  • Shaun of the Dead is a funny, insightful look at the undead

  • John Sayles' Silver City looks at presidential origins

  • Revive the lost art of letter writing

  • The Adventure Continues

  • Bellagio's new Fix offers whimsical dishes

  • Why Mona favors a certain autumnal month

  • THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI

  • Billy Idol (4 stars) — Mandalay Bay Beach, September 17

  • Getting Carter

  • The American Idol judge launches her new jewelry line in an unlikely venue

  • My Chemical Romance continues to forge their own path

  • City Council gets racy!

  • SILVER CITY

  • MEAN CREEK

  • British band takes a laid-back approach to music

  • If a body's buried in the wrong place and nobody knows it, what's the real cost?

  • Mercury's spirit breathes life into Queen musical

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • A special Weekly investigative amble!

  • It's "nuance," an idea the president has devalued when we need it most

  • Matt Jacob's Football Picks

  • All the Arts + Entertainment You Can Eat

  • Reader's jackpot will hit in October

  • News, observations, stray thoughts + medically supervised brain drainings about our city

  • It began as an assignment to visit the Strip for 24 hours. But that was before the mysterious women, the cocktails, the power-mad Elton John ...

  • Football and G-strings, what a town!

  • RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE

  • Swagat brings rarely found South Indian cuisine to Vegas

  • Why can't 'Fight City' produce breakout boxers?

  • Astromat for September 16 - 22

  • Spinoff is proof sitcoms' time has passed

  • It gets reborn in Kerry Conran's visionary Sky Captain

  • FACING WINDOWS

  • I have met the enemy of my enemy and he is me

  • WIMBLEDON

  • Don't be blind to the Thrills

  • MR. 3000

  • The sales tax proposal takes dead aim at Las Vegas

  • ZHOU YU'S TRAIN

  • A proposed national sales tax has some influential support in D.C. Why this isn't a good thing.

  • Use your dollars to support worthy causes

  • The questions is: What's the key to UNLV's future?

  • Especially when it's with your best girlfriend of 20 years

  • It's important, every once in a while, to live well

  • Matt Jacob on this week's sure things. Trust him at your own risk

  • But you might want to set up camp at UNLV

  • Maroon 5 finds success in hard work and a fresh sound

  • Breaking up is hard for Loeb to do; Tift Merritt opens up

  • Eagerly awaited titles are lined up for release

  • For ABC, there's nowhere to go but up

  • Even Hercules didn't have it this hard

  • Every building helps tell this city's story. What do vacant buildings say about Las Vegas?

  • CELLULAR

  • Because we're not just about the fluff. Really.

  • Old Vegas' spirit is alive and well with designer Paul Frank

  • Does the ongoing push for voter registrations engage the disenfranchised or bait the poor?

  • Claiming the man in the middle as my own

  • DANNY DECKCHAIR

  • Walk, run, catch a streetcar if you desire theater this fall ... Can you hear us, Stell-aaaaaaa?

  • Astromat for September 9 - 15

  • This fall offers off-kilter movies sure to entertain

  • CAC looks at the modern portrait

  • Upcoming CD releases

  • SRS lacks sense of speed; Street Fighter still the champ

  • Don't dare to continue affair

  • All the Arts + Entertainment You Can Eat

  • Usher w/Kanye West (4 stars) — September 5, Mandalay Bay Events Center

  • News, observations, stray thoughts + medically supervised brain drainings about our city

  • A trip into the room where they keep the light fantastic

  • Richard Abowitz runs down the list of top concerts

  • To save you from heating up your beer, here are some cocktails just for fall

  • All hail the new Italian restaurant at Caesars

  • Stacy J. Willis says to put down the miter saw and back away slowly

  • This fall, things heat up at Palms, 54 and Ice

  • Our nascent civic culture scene continues to flourish

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • CRIMINAL

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • Jenna Jameson meets the mainstream

  • Astromat for September 2 - 8

  • And why they're not protesting Bush

  • Confessions sees Usher as reluctant king of pop

  • All the Arts + Entertainment You Can Eat

  • SHE HATE ME

  • What will he say when I lay my feelings on the line?

  • News, observations, stray thoughts + medically supervised brain drainings about our city

  • Think of John Huntington as the Godfather of Parties

  • Songs of Myself

  • This Labor Day, Six Writers Remember the Jobs That Gave Them Character

  • WICKER PARK

  • Here's what's going down Labor Day weekend

  • Erin Moran makes for good mood music

  • Visiting Chinatown Plaza and the Chinese family that runs it, Steve Bornfeld reflects on his own family and America's immigrant experience

  • Rashly limiting property-tax increases is so ... Californian

  • Our Club Survival Guide Will Help You Get In and Out Alive

  • Phil Collins (4 stars) — August 28, MGM Grand Garden Arena

  • If you're leaving, examine what you've learned

  • Little girls can realize their fantasies at Generation-S-Girls

  • MGM Grand's new sandwich shop has both hits and kinks

  • What does a brazen art theft say about our declining interior life in an age of big media?

  • Hot Shots a hole in one; Astro Boy needs to put some clothes on

  • A nearly nonfictional* threesome with Robin Williams and Jim Norton

  • Black boxes controlling air conditioning, water waste and other daily problems in the projects.

  • Vanity Fair is an uneven but entertaining literary adaptation