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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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.”

  • 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. 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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Their trucks cover nearly 20 cities and regions (they’ve had one in Las Vegas since 2015).

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Support at least one local artist a month.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    If you showed up expecting “Closer,” “Down In It” or “Hurt,” frontman Trent Reznor sent you home thirsty.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Once the Neon Museum’s showing is done, she’ll be restored and re-situated atop a pole on a traffic island at Charleston and Fremont.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    See photos of the Valley’s vanished bars, movie theaters and more—and hear their stories.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    With her new single “Little Game,” Vegas’ “Best Emerging Voice” looks to reinvent herself as a performer.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Anyone who came to the MGM Grand to hear Simon’s marquee hits got exactly what they wanted, and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    This could be your last chance.

  • News

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    The Betty Willis-designed icon of the Blue Angel Motel was taken down in March 2017 for restoration.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    The British band stops at House of Blues on May 11.

  • Taste

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    New flavors are always within reach, and ready to become your new favorite sandwich ever.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    It unfolds leisurely over just two days and four events—with no overlaps.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    The former Talking Heads frontman plays the Smith Center on April 18.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    You wish you'd been in the room for the protest punk and the giant drummer robot. I wish I'd seen Christeene.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    More of a comedy show than a variety showcase, Opium contains some killer circus acts.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Emerge’s speakers, innovators and tastemakers hail from pretty much every imaginable corner of cultural endeavor.

  • News

    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    If the Cambridge Analytica scandal has you rethinking your Facebook account, you’re not alone. But dumping Facebook isn’t easy — and there’s a good chance that you need to stick with it for work purposes or to stay in touch with family. If that’s the case, here are five things ...

  • Las Vegas

    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    With luck, the next few weeks will give us some prime get-out-of-the-house weather. There’s no better time to go hiking or biking on one of the Valley’s many paved or unpaved trails, which you can find using the ...

  • A&E

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    There are several ways to enjoy Las Vegas’ all-too-brief springtime, from hiking our trails to visiting our parks and attractions — but nearly all of them should include a meal at a restaurant with inviting patio seating ...

  • News

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    The organization's membership manager is confident it will reach its goal.