Books

Elvis, space aliens, the Colorado River and more

Spring Picks: More new Nevada books

April 20th, 2017

Elvis, space aliens, the Colorado River and more

  • A&E

    Her middle-grade novel, One Hundred Spaghetti Strings, is out this month by Harper.

  • Print

    Not only does author Laura Kipnis criticize the secretive, pseudo-judicial Title IX process, she also critiques the assumptions behind “rape culture” on campuses.

  • Intersection

    Curbed is the most recent publication to enter the fray with an ambitious package about Las Vegas.

  • Print

    The Internet has given people algorithms that trace and bolster our affinities and media that refine our interests and buffer us from what we don’t ...

  • Print

    The tone is one of gritty realism, but Hamid narrates it in third person, evoking fables of the past.

  • A&E

    Plus, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett play the Smith Center and the Nevada Women's Film Festival runs at Springs Preserve.

  • Intersection

    Aimee Groth begins her book as an enthusiast of Downtown Project but turns critical once problems arise.

  • Print

    It’s by short story writer George Saunders—can we get him onboard?

  • Print

    The frontman for indie band The Mountain Goats returns with an eerie tale that evokes 1990s nostalgia.

  • Intersection

    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

  • Print

    People woke up November 9 wondering how they could have missed the obvious. But Michael Lewis knew: The mind sees what it wants.

  • Music

    It wisely avoids the "Which is better?" question, instead illustrating how analog and digital scratch one another's backs.

  • Print

    This is a different kind of addiction memoir, one of of Negative Capability.

  • Print

    Topics like mirror-making (who knew?) and gay marriage made for compelling reads this year.

  • Print

    Two compelling nonfiction books consider the historical upheaval that makes literary art.

  • Print

    It takes a storyteller to put trivia into its historical context, to make a narrative out of what would otherwise just be speculation.

  • Print

    Tim Judah makes it clear in his lively blend of research and personal narrative that nationality and history are fungible.

  • Print

    This year's festival beings several program changes, including nighttime events aimed at adults.

  • Intersection

    Featured authors will include Joanne Kyger, Katherine Boo and Geoff Dyer.

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  • Music

    While sitting dead-center in the Venetian’s cavernous Opaline Theatre and allowing the warmth of Steely Dan’s 1977 jazz-rock opus “Aja” to wash over me ...

  • Nightlife

    "The business is now primed for continued success and ready to move into its next exciting phase of development."

  • NewsAllAggregate

    Las Vegas has taken a beating from the architecture establishment over the years, with critics characterizing the city’s resorts and casinos as a carnival of ...

  • NewsAllSports

    While Craven, who is supervising the project, isn’t as bold as Gillett in claiming construction is ahead of schedule, he is confident the Golden Knights ...

  • Music

    With its ample dancefloor pit and varied perspectives, the Chelsea may be the right venue for a festival-suited act like Empire of the Sun.

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    The rowdy, sign-toting crowd at the Arts District Saturday morning for the March for Science stayed true to its protest cry: “Science not silence!” ...

  • Music

    The Oscar-winning film composer talks stage fright and the "BRUMMMMM" sound from "Inception."

  • Industry Weekly

    The fashion and lifestyle blog launched by Kelley and Victoria Fertitta is bright, fresh and full of energy, not unlike the sisters themselves.

  • A&E

    The annual observance rewards Clark County School District teachers with lavish gifts, prize money and an elegant ceremony for their hard work positively affecting students’ ...

  • Music

    So much metal, so little un-punctured eardrum.

  • Dining

    Chef Vic “Vegas” Moea’s latest offering is perfect for hungry students

  • Industry Weekly

    Snoop headlines the Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour at Mandalay Bay Beach.

  • Reviews

    Momofuku stole the spotlight, but the new Japanese offering at Cosmopolitan is worth your time.

  • Music

    Goldenvoice has grown the festival map out to accommodate another 25,000 people, which puts estimated attendance at 125,000.

  • Industry Weekly

    He’s honored as Worldwide Record Store Day Legend while he returns to his residency production at the Colosseum.

  • Music

    From the downtuned metalcore of A Friend, A Foe to the melodic edge of We Gave It Hell, these locals are ready to represent at ...

  • Stage

    White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be performed on consecutive Thursdays at five local theaters.

  • Music

    “Skinny Love” featured Justin Vernon on acoustic guitar with his two drummers backing him—along with 2,000 or so background singers in the crowd.

  • Music

    It was hardly a classic Gaga performance, it was forceful and entertaining—and retained its jawdroppingly enormous audience.

  • A&E

    The Strip isn’t the only place to cruise … but it made the list, too.