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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, 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

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

  • 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, 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.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • News

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    A planned 22 speakers—including Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman, Ann Barlow of the National Congress of Black Women, Sequoia Holmes of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and more—will be on hand share their stories.

  • 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 ...

  • Music

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    The Beauty Bar show is cancelled, the Bunkhouse Show is adding bands, the Velveteen Rabbit show is moving inside and one band is calling it quits.

  • Business

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    When developer J Dapper builds a dining and retail plaza, he tends to personalize it. He’s a huge architecture buff — has a library of books on the subject — so he ...

  • Business

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Learn some of the ways the Writer’s Block, B&C Camera and Kappa Toys keep customers coming back.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Las Vegas Cyclery, Tea & Whisk, Artisanal Foods and more.

  • Retail

    Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Whether you’re on a budget or on the lookout for rare items, the Las Vegas Valley’s thrift stores never fail to deliver the goods. Here are a few you should visit, and what you’ll find there ...

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    Fans say Lego pulled the set because Mandalay Bay is one of the buildings represented.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    “Every little kid wants to be a superhero, and my dream is to see superheroes that represent all.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    Spiegelworld has resumed its stealthy takeover of the city’s fringe theater scene.

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

    Plant daffodils in the name of shooting victims, sample wine downtown, and be a part of Las Vegas history.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

    Whether you are visiting Las Vegas or live here, the entertainment options are limitless ...

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

    Hear stories from Oct. 1, a lecture on the climate and partake in a conversation about rock climbing.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

    Did you know that Ross dated Kiss’ Gene Simmons from 1980 to 1983?

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    But this time, we’re on the right track.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    ‘Latinos Who Lunch,’ ‘Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social’ and more

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    This time, it wasn’t talk of the Fremont East Entertainment District that dominated the evening.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

    It’s not like Ed Sheeran is gonna take us where BRMC can.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    They provide real-time bus arrival info, and allow any user to upload their own ads, neighborhood bulletins or original art.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    I’d hoped we’d outgrown this stilted dialogue and ham-fisted moralizing, but everything old is new again.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

    “Everything is going absolutely, positively forward.”

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

    Planet Fitness has moved in and has taken over the sign, too.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

    The broadband marketplace here doesn’t appear big enough for spirited competition.