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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.

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  • 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 ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

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

  • 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 ...

  • Stage

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Many men in politics come from backgrounds of privilege, and the intoxicating nature of power can lead to arrogance and entitlement.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    "Party Bus to Hell," an indie horror movie starring Tara Reid and filmed in Las Vegas and the Valley of Fire, will have its video-on-demand release on April 13 ...

  • Business

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    With the recent creation of the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, the recreation industry is growing.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Behold the rare exhibit that will appeal to art lovers and loathers alike.

  • Community

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has begun distributing its $31.4 million. Money is allocated via seriousness of injury, with $275,000 going to those who ...

  • Community

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Despite rumors to the contrary, the Healing Garden is here to stay. The City of Las Vegas contracted with ...

  • Community

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Gina Argento hired Erick Silva at Contemporary Services Corp. back in 2014, opening the doors for where Silva would spend up to 20 hours a day for the next three years working ...

  • Stage

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Florian Zeller's 'The Father' is presented in partnership with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Knack is like the AirBnB of peer tutoring.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    April brings a couple of very different exhibits to CSN's North Campus.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    A new season of Las Vegas’ own hit reality show will premiere at 9 p.m. March 30.

  • News

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Officially known as seasonal allergic rhinitis (or, more casually, hay fever), pollen allergies strike in Las Vegas in the fall and spring. But there’s no reason to stand by and wait for the season to pass.

  • A&E

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    More than 250 fans crowded into The Refuge Climbing Center on Thursday night for a presentation by climbing great Alex Honnold ...

  • News

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The long, grueling and combative 2016 election had at least one silver lining. According to the website VolunteerMatch, its highest-ever traffic numbers happened four days after Trump’s inauguration and ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Yes, it’s on purpose. The misspelling in the exhibit’s name is a sly joke proving the show’s very point.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Nevada’s coalition included arts leaders, high school students and Sarah O’Connell, a Las Vegas-based theater director and founder of the website

  • News

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Nevada has the highest online romance scams per capita, according to a study released last week by HighSpeedInternet.com and Safewise. “America’s Matchmaker” Patti Novak says ...

  • News

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    Researchers in Boston found that the convenience and low cost of ride-hailing led commuters to choose it over mass transit, biking or walking.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    “It acknowledges that women have a place in political struggles and that they can just as believably fight and die for a cause as a man could.”

  • News

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Amid the excitement surrounding potential new stadiums, arenas and art museums, some locals want Las Vegas to get a different kind of venue. During the past few years ...

  • News

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    In many other parts of the country, gardening comes easily. But the Mojave Desert requires a little more finesse.

  • News

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    Fewer than 15 percent of editors on Wikipedia are female or non-gender binary.

  • News

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Grassroots organization Save Red Rock was in the spotlight last year for its “Keep Red Rock Rural” campaign against urban encroachment. But that was just a side effort.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    He moved to Las Vegas more than 30 years ago to design neon signs for YESCO, most famously the Buffalo Bill’s Casino sign in Primm.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

    The School of Rock, The Lion King, Dear Evan Hansen and more.

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    If it seems like the Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news more often than usual, well, that’s because it has.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    The artist plays the nursemaid in Cirque du Soleil’s .