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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

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    A rare opportunity to ride a blimp offers a gorgeous and even thrilling voyage in the sky.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    In Sure Thing, Victoria Hogan, the founder of pop-up wedding service Flora Pop, intends to provide a comfort level beyond that of other Vegas chapels.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    Fortunately for lovers of Athens fries, Paymon’s has expanded into the suburbs with locations in the southeast Valley and Summerlin.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    She plans to cover UNLV’s Archie C. Grant Hall in giant rainbow swaths of fabric. But her vision goes beyond just changing the look of a building. She hopes to recruit the community, and turn us all into co-creators and participants.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    From scheduling sexy time to knowing when to seek outside help.

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

    According to research in the Review of General Psychology, 50 percent of happiness is genetic and 10 percent is because of circumstances, such as wealth or beauty. That means 40 percent of our individual wellbeing is in our control.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

    “Coming from out of state, I’d heard a lot of bad things about Nevada beer,” author Pat Evans says. “I found that very quickly to be wrong.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    The original play was ahead of its time, depicting teens tackling a host of perennial issues—premarital sex, masturbation, homosexuality, child abuse, abortion, suicide and reform school—all without the help of the internet.

  • News

    Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

    Author and egyptologist Kara Cooney will bring her National Geographic Live lecture “When Women Ruled the World” to the Smith Center on Feb. 1. She’ll speak about female leaders — Nefertiti, Cleopatra, Hatshepsut and more — who managed to rule Egypt in spite of ...

  • Taste

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    The author especially loves the koshari at POTs, the brunch at Tacotarian and Good Pie’s Detroit pizza.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    “This play is powerful. It’s a perfect artist response to corruption.”

  • News

    Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

    A chilly January morning is the perfect time to hike Red Rock National Conservation Area. Enjoy fresh air, expansive views and … a trail littered with dog feces? This was the scene recently at Kraft Mountain Loop ...

  • News

    Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

    Locals share their weight loss journeys and share a few tips for others looking to shed a few pounds.

  • Print

    Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

    Here's a roundup of Las Vegas or Nevada-related books that you may have missed in 2018.

  • Art

    Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019

    What does 2019 have in store for the Las Vegas arts and culture scene? We ask the folks who help to shape it.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

    The poems are honest and deeply personal. They ruminate on themes of forgiveness, nature, the difficulty of love and even the innocent desire to pet a dog after 15 years behind bars.

  • News

    Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

    This month, the Las Vegas City Council voted to limit new short-term rental licenses to owner-occupied homes. The new rule is effective immediately.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

    The uniquely Vegas production has come a long way since the days of scavenging for casino performance spaces.

  • News

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    Like oxygen, the internet is both vital and easy to take for granted. Big city Nevadans—that’s us—are sitting pretty with easy access. Yet for rural Nevadans, connections are harder to come by ...

  • Taste

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    “We’re not a whiskey company that makes a banana flavor; we’re just a banana whiskey company.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    Now in its 41st year, Broadacres has adapted to compete in the age of Amazon, drawing 1.3 million customers a year.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    Expect special show-related treats, like The Lion King-themed “Hakuna Ma-Latte.”

  • News

    Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

    If you’re just beginning to explore the outdoors, you might not realize the importance of a good pair of hiking boots.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Volunteer, get active and do no harm to the environment around you.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    From skydiving to a camel safari, here’s your guide to getting outside.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Plus, cool-weather camping tips.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    From illustrator Mary Felker to painter Robert Beckmann.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Get off that couch and try outdoor yoga, ice skating or a low-key urban stroll.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    The story follows his heroic effort to climb the 3,000-foot El Capitan rock wall—without ropes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

    Chinese food, Mexican food and some stuff in between.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

    “There’s so many parallels of my life. It’s one of most relatable roles I’ve ever played.”

  • Taste

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    They pour the flavor and the base into a mixer, blend it up and shoot it with nitrogen, which flash-freezes the concoction.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    Boasting elaborate costumes, Gothic set pieces, a score by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and choreography by the famed Ben Stevenson, it should fulfill your spookiest of Halloween dreams.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    “Does it sometimes get hard to parody a president who is involved in self-parody? A little bit. Sometimes I think he’s trolling me. I’ll make fun of what he did, and then he does it worse.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    “Andy says I’m reality and he’s escape from reality,” Cooper says. “I’m more introverted, he’s the life of the party. I rarely go to parties.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    At $11 (or as low as $7 with a Boarding Pass loyalty card), the price—and time—is right.

  • News

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    With the goal of connecting children with their incarcerated parents, the charity organization God Behind Bars is hosting a Halloween event October 13.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

    The October 6 grand opening will double as the 59th anniversary celebration of the family owned shop.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    “Immersive theater is the next evolution in entertainment, and it has taken a large turn now that the video game generation has grown up and started producing shows.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

    He’ll be onstage at the Smith Center on September 27.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

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

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Executive director of public relations, MGM Resorts

  • 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.

  • 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.