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C. Moon Reed never meant to make Las Vegas her home, but she found a kindred spirit in this upstart town. From trolling red carpets for celebrity gossip to writing in-depth feature stories and slightly self-indulgent personal essays, Reed has explored the kitschy yet endearing pioneer spirit of the Silver State. She is a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. Follow her on Twitter @cmoonreed and at Facebook.com/cmoonreed.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

    It started as a federal conservation effort, and it’s turned into a career-making art competition for wildlife painters.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

    Director Chris Davies points out that the play touches on the issues of immigration reform and women’s rights—without losing any laughs.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

    A son writes a running list of reasons to live to help his suicidal mother. The reasons are not grand, but small, intimate and attainable—such as “ice cream” and “the alphabet.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

    To mark its Diamond Anniversary, Signorelli is bringing back retro menu items on a rotating basis through December, starting with frog legs and Chilean trout.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    It’s a celebration of a culinary lifestyle, offering tips, stories and candid family photos.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    Prescription delivery can be a godsend for those who can’t visit the pharmacy. But those convenient packages come at a hidden cost to the environment.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Executive Director of Beverage and Cocktail Services, Wynn and Encore

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    I advanced from fearing that I’d sink in the middle of the pool to feeling like a magical dolphin that soared through the water with speed and more grace than I normally have on land.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Executive director of public relations, MGM Resorts

  • News

    Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

    Frantic mood swings, hallucinations and nausea—no, we’re not talking about the effects of the latest black market drug, but something much more intimidating: ultrarunning. Defined as any run longer than a marathon, ultrarunners embark on 50 and even 100-mile races.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

    They come in four flavors—mojito, cherry, berry and lemondrop—and have already infiltrated the Vegas scene.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

    She also sees Core Contemporary as an event space—hosting classes, lectures, artist talks and even the odd office holiday party.

  • Business

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    While the addition of more than 100,000 residents since 2016 and three professional sports teams has certainly had a positive role in helping the market, those in the industry claim our local growth is thanks to Vegas’ booming economy ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    Thanks to $1 million in new funding from the Nevada System of Higher Education, UNLV is getting a safety upgrade.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    “The goal is twofold: to support producers and make sure actors have enough work.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    Suggested itineraries for everyone—newbies, families, party animals and beyond.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    Actress Natalie Senecal loves Clown Bar so much, she plans to get a rubber chicken tattoo.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    Decorating and landscaping ideas, safety tips and more.

  • Summerlin

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Corks ‘n Crafts is like the countless painting-and-wine venues scattered across the Las Vegas, except for one key difference ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    It’s part comedy improv, part choose-your-own-adventure and part full-on fantasy world building.

  • Taste

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Sake isn’t one type of drink, but rather a complex beverage as versatile as wine.

  • News

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    The arid desert keeps mosquitos more or less at bay—we have it way better than Louisiana or Florida. But that doesn’t mean we’re completely in the clear.

  • Stage

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Like her fictional counterpart, local 10-year-old Teah DeStefano dreams of entertainment stardom.

  • Stage

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    “It’s really, really funny, but there’s an emotional truth to it.”

  • News

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    TravelBank, a business travel app, released a study of the best and worst airports for business travelers, and McCarran International Airport topped the list as the best airport in the nation.

  • Stage

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The source material has also inspired three hit movies, including 1998’s ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

  • Taste

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The bar features a “Wine ATM” along with a cocktail menu divided into thirds: Signature, Mid-Century Modern and Classic.

  • News

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    On the worst days, there’s a toilet bowl ring of smog around the valley. You may not notice it if you spend most of your time in the center of town: When you’re in the mix, you can’t see it. But if you venture to the edge of town and find a good view, you probably won’t like what you see ...

  • Print

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    More than 150 writers and artists explore themes, causes and responses to gun violence, with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Route 91 Strong.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    This year’s event features 11 different productions, from musicals to dramas to comedy.

  • Stage Productions

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    The music is fantastic, but the real joy comes in seeing the costumes, set, dancing, acting and singing giving shape and sight to the sounds.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The annual fundraiser for the Burlesque Hall of Fame features a “Texas Tease ’Em” poker tournament, a burlesque bazaar and lots of tassel-twirling fun.

  • News

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Built in 1982 with a dance studio added in 2015, the center has desperately needed more space for years.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    It’s time to place the musical up there with the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    The edgy musical stage adaptation features four songs and actors dressed as animals kicking around a giant dirt pit.

  • News

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    A battle is brewing in Paradise Palms—a neighborhood otherwise known for its charming midcentury modern homes. Coyotes are stalking residents, snatching beloved pets and striking fear into the ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    It pioneered the concept of the “Nevada-style pub.”

  • Stage

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    For its 10th-annual New Works Competition, the committee chose /’Se-krits/ by Robb Willoughby from more than 150 submitted manuscripts.

  • News

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    While renewable energy seems like a no-brainer for environmentalism, this type of wind farm has garnered pushback from environmental groups because of the ...

  • News

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Everything about the Peppermill is pure Vegas—from the mirrored ceilings and rainbow sprinkles to its neon signage. But the restaurant is replacing its famous neon street-side marquee sign with an LED screen. “This decision was deliberated for more than two years, and our hope is that this new sign will better inform first-time visitors of the food, drink and happy hour deals they’ll find inside our ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The program will be accompanied by a full orchestra with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    If you can only attend one event, try the one that started it all: the Vintage Vegas Home Tour.

  • Stage

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The Las Vegas production features real-life mother-daughter duo Charlene and Rozanne Sher playing their fictional counterparts.

  • Business

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    It’s located only 30 minutes from the Strip, but mountains protect the village from urban sprawl. Breathtaking desert views make the town of about 300 feel like ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    When a burlesque museum announces a “big reveal,” you stop and take notice.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Since 2013, the Clark County Medical Society has honored nurses and health-related nonprofit organizations.

  • Print

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    New work from comedian Louie Anderson, poet Claudia Keelan and more.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    The show runs May 29 through June 24 inside Reynolds Hall.

  • Screen

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    A chunk of Donna Tartt’s 2013 best-selling novel The Goldfinch was set in Las Vegas. Now, the book is being turned into a Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios film.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Gluttony, indulgence and sin—the famous perceptions of Las Vegas seem antithetical to the #MeToo movement. But as a city, we have a unique opportunity to be leaders in the campaign.