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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, 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 ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

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

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

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

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Plus, cool-weather camping tips.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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

    “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

    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. 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. 13, 2018

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

  • 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. 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.

  • 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

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Executive Director of Beverage and Cocktail Services, Wynn and Encore

  • 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 ...