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Geoff Carter

Senior Editor

Experts in paleoanthropology believe that Geoff Carter began his career in journalism sometime in the early Grunge period, when he joined the staff of Scope Magazine, the monthly alternative magazine that evolved into Las Vegas Weekly. Since then, it’s been nothing but hot rocks, big hits and fazed cookies: working staff gigs at the Las Vegas Sun, the Seattle Times and Vegas Seven; getting his freelance kicks at MSN, Time Out and Entrepreneur. He enjoys traveling, photography, Disneyland, fancy drinks and talking to you. His return to the Weekly staff was prophesied.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    The bread pudding French toast is every bit as filling as you’d suspect, but it’s not a gut bomb—more of a sweet naptime pillow.

  • Print

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    The acclaimed comic and Seattle cabaret star join what's already a must-see literary, musical and cultural bill.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    The agile, oversexed lunatics who brought us Absinthe will soon try their hand at an old-timey saloon show.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    From Underworld to OutKast, and Erykah Badu to Jason Isbell

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    “I love Valley of Fire. There’s some gorgeous rainbow rock over there that just … I see it and I just wanna eat it.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    It’s one of the things the Smith Center was built to do, but our smaller venues are exploding in song, too.

  • 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.

  • Print

    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

    This literary, arts and music fest is bringing together not merely a who’s-who, but a who’s-what of cultural figures.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    The neighborhood now covers roughly three miles of Spring Mountain Road, and boasts many of the city’s absolute best restaurants.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    “There’s a subgenre of vaporwave called mallsoft that’s supposed to give you the feeling of walking through a mall in the ’90s. I know it sounds so hipster and out there, but I just absolutely love it.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    From Great Wall Bookstore to Wreck Room to the Golden Tiki, begin planning your adventures here.

  • News

    Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

    The house sits on a 13,068-square-foot lot and has what the client brochure describes as “one of the largest pools in the neighborhood.” The mid-century modern interior is bright and ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

    The alter ego of star cabaret performer Big Mike Geier is coming to Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace for a nine-date residency. And you owe it to yourself to experience it—the songs, the wordless gestures, the long and awkward hugs.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

    We don’t yet have all the pieces. We still need a permanent fine art museum, for example, and we don’t have enough “third places” to hang out in that aren’t bars. But aspiring to these things is no longer a hazy, faraway dream for our city.

  • News

    Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

    201 East Charleston, a three-story, 16,550-square-foot mixed use building that Brett Wesley conceived in collaboration with former ATLAS architect Brett Robillard, is now building adjacent to the Arts Factory and Art Square. At once crisply modern and compatible with the Arts District’s midcentury industrial aesthetic ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

    If you’d like to have a nice Disneyland visit anytime next year, you need to go before the summertime opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

  • Food

    Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

    You might need one of Grouchy John’s sweet and potent frappes to power you through.

  • Development

    Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

    The area surrounding UNLV comprises an assortment of suburban-scale apartments and strip-mall retail plazas, and that’s pretty much the way it’s been for years. But this year, the University District will see the ...

  • Noise

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    Janelle Monáe, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Robyn and more.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

    The exhibit will feature new and previously displayed large-scale work, and will be staged in such a way as to take full advantage of the Neon Museum’s combination of indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

    The booze offerings are generous, and the food menu short and sweet, including $3.50 street tacos with your choice of proteins.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    “The audience gives you an entirely different sentiment than they do the rest of the year.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    I pretty much always have a copy of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles handy. I feel like we’re living in that Mars landscape—like it’s the story of my hometown.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

    Tricky, The Orb and Goldie are all in town for separate shows.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

    Shimmering Zen presents Stanford’s mandalas at the size of record sleeves, big enough to allow you to stare deeply into the details or for them to wash over you in a kaleidoscopic swirl

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

    Scheduled to appear are teacher/author Ruby Cooper; “disease detective” Vikram Krishnasamy; journalist/artist Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika; and professional skeptic Teller.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

    We already have some of the world’s best Instagram backdrops. Adding more is like putting the proverbial hat on a hat.

  • Music

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    Anyone expecting a low-key, nostalgia-heavy set was doubtlessly surprised by how much of themselves the band put forward.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

    For a city that’s appeared in so many movies, Las Vegas doesn’t have a great moviegoing legacy. What we do have, however, is something people in other cities would kill for—an abundance of clean, state-of-the-art theaters with crystal-clear digital sound and picture, most of which rarely sell out completely even on opening night ...

  • Noise

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    The Scottish band—which plays the Pearl on October 21—has a discography that ranges from the experimental to the expansive.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    “I love to go into nature. I balance out my time walking on concrete by going out into the desert.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    Chef Nikki Hughes’ small plates are top shelf, and the beer list is a living legend.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

    Called the Lucy, it will be the new home to an expanded Writer’s Block, whose Fremont Street storefront closed this week, and to a rotating cast of visiting creators-in-residence.

  • News

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    The first music and arts event scheduled after the Route 91 Harvest festival was Emerge, a multiple-day fest dedicated to emerging artists and tastemakers.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    And you can see it for free.

  • Fine Art

    Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

    Once again, the JustKids studio has curated a striking assortment of murals, with a few eye-popping standouts.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    A lot of people are sleeping on the Library District galleries. They show some really awesome art.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    It’s not the craziest idea to visit the festival just to see the art, and this year there’s more of it than ever.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    The sixth LIS fest will feature The Flytraps, Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout, Snailmate and many more.

  • News

    Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

    In a few weeks, when summer reduces to a simmer, some Downtown residents will get on their bikes. And when they ride to their favorite cafés, bars or parks, they’ll find ...

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Co-owners, Toast Society

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    The tonkatsu broth is creamy, the thin noodles are perfectly cooked and there isn’t an item on the menu priced above $11.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    The peril of saying everything you need to say—about sexual harassment, about gender inequality, about body image—is that you’ll take flak for it, from within your fanbase and from without.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    The resulting art, though boldly minimal in comparison to his other insanely detailed paintings and murals, still looks like classic Misko.

  • Food

    Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

    Not for nothing is local bar owner P Moss’ book about tiki culture called “Liquid Vacation.” There’s something about a tall, cold, sweet tiki beverage that somehow turns this blistering heat into an asset. Las Vegas now boasts...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    This rehab—reportedly budgeted between $250,000 and $300,000—is designed to bring the facility into the present.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    The Chamanas at Bunkhouse, Ben Nichols at Backstage Bar & Billiards and Snakehips at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    It’s tempting to shoot Vegas as a fantasyland; he shoots it as it is—bright, vast and in a constant state of making and undoing.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    The producer/DJ seems equally at home behind rappers or in front of an orchestra—a versatility that permeates his second solo record.