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  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

    At 84-years-old, she's an ageless wonder.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

    "All I can tell you is, ‘Listen, I made a bad mistake, I’m sorry and I’m trying to go on with my life.’"

  • The Strip

    Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

    “You can’t drive down the fucking Strip and tell me it’s all beautifully laid out."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

    In an Internet minute, two brothers ascend from suspiciously regarded unknowns to publicist-adored media fixtures, invited or given access to all sorts of fancy events.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

    Personal vendettas might be getting in the way of a massive, job-creating venue

  • Economy

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

    Hear Steve Friess out, please. He's not in favor of anyone going broke or losing their jobs. Really.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Steve Friess agrees with Sherm Frederick? Believe it.

  • Casinos

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    “Well, cutting back hasn’t worked. I decided to try something new. I got tired of hearing about everybody cutting back.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Steve Friess on the cashless gaming process.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    A sense of dread hung over me for most of the hour Brad Garrett commanded the stage.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    “The most important thing to help Vegas is to get a train up and running from LA. You get even a slow train, I don’t care, with all the gimmicks to make it fun, that would be the single biggest thing.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Scandal on Top Chef Masters!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    What is the hold that this odd nook of the Sawtooth Mountains has over some of the bold-faced names of Las Vegas?

  • Poker

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Steve Friess is not a big one for insignificant, anti-intellectual, unartistic diversions, but there was something about Phil Laak's Guinness World Record attempt.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    Comedian Paul Rodriguez talks smack about the Trop and his own show, it’s no joke.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Docent tours, a new buffet and more friendly advice from Steve Friess.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    How a vintage act taught me to love Vegas for its oldies

  • Steve Wynn

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    The Las Vegas media lately has spent a whole bunch of ink and digital space attacking and analyzing Steve Wynn’s suggestion that he might move his corporate headquarters to China.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    What if that nationally-sought fugitive is your own flesh and blood? Worse, what happens when you're the only one who can stop him?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Steve Friess is what is wrong with the gay community in Vegas.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    It’s not often that a major corporation is involved with both one obviously prescient decision and another possibly shortsighted one within the span of hours.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Human Nature celebrates a successful first year. And Goss? He couldn’t quite fill a tiny lounge at The Palms, only to relocate to Caesars' which, again, he is not filling up.

  • CityCenter

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Talking with a couple of out-of-towners who think MGM Mirage’s latest gamble is - wait for it - the best place in town.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    The Greatest Living Architect has a soft spot for ... the Excalibur?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Inside perhaps the most expensive - possibly the most civil - divorce ever

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Where Froot Loops are more prominently displayed than Count Chocula.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Robert Earl arrived from—almost literally—another planet.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    The Hangover may have struck out, but Vegas still scored a Wynn at the Oscars

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    After Viva Elvis opened, local reviewers were highly critical and out-of-town critics could not have been more thrilled.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

    David Osborne keeps the politics to a minimum as he keeps Commanders in Chief entertained.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

    What a whirlwind web-tour of Vegas—with a little help from my memory—taught me

  • Stage

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

    Franco Dragone flew the Cirque coop because he didn’t want to be a factory hand.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

    The LED installation at Aria is the best evidence that CityCenter dares to be different.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

    In a remote corner of Montreal, plans for world domination are laid.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

    I went into my first interview with the Wayner early this month with a very specific impression of what he’d be like, only to realize that there are at least two—and maybe more—Wayne Newtons.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

    Garth Brooks’ performance at Wynn Las Vegas last Friday was the single best thing Steve Friess has seen on any Vegas stage ever. Yes, ever.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

    He paved the way for cross-dressing entertainers in Vegas, but he’s ended up as little more than a footnote.

  • The Strip

    Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

    Vegas collegiality only seems to work in times of plenty

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

    The debate about disrupting shows to update Twitter followers rages on.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

    We should thank Tiger. He could very well be a one-man Las Vegas stimulus package.

  • The Strip Sense

    Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

    “To compare CityCenter to Mirage is a ridiculous non sequitur," Steve Wynn shouts.

  • The Strip Sense

    Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

    Poker’s time in the sun may have come and gone, if recent ratings are any indication.

  • Caesars Palace

    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

    The Divine Miss M takes her leave from that gargantuan stage on January 31, checking out precisely when her contract is fulfilled and not a day or performance longer.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

    Since retiring as CEO of his corporation nearly two years ago, William S. Boyd has decided to “get back to what we did when we were much smaller, and that is get out to the properties, meet the people who are actually making money for us and servicing customers.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

    Wynn is devoted to socialism-lite right here in Vegas in the form of his jihad against would-be scalpers of the tickets for the first 20 Garth Brooks shows sold Saturday.

  • Economy

    Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

    An audit forces a columnist to take a long, hard look back at the dream that was Las Vegas.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

    Garth Brooks will sell out every seat of every show for however long he appears at the Wynn Las Vegas. Period. But there's more to this story.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

    Eleven years ago, a group of fourth-graders created a lasting piece of art at McCarran International Airport. Where are they now?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

    Whether it’s the economy or a newfound savvy, Vegas resorts have stopped worrying and learned to love the Internet.

  • television

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

    This is Las Vegas, the world capital of self-promotion and hype. How is it possible that this city could be, seven episodes into the season, failing this miserably at exploiting this opportunity?