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Thinking about Sheen, Smigel and other stuff
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Also, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is offering a great deal.
Asia is dwarfing Nevada's uptick in gaming revenue
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Good news! Also, not-so-good news!
Why we're not amused by amusement park plans
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A 19th century entertainment is sweeping Vegas.
Thinking about pot roast, how awesome Vegas is and more
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Also, yet another reason the Cosmopolitan is the coolest place ever.
The Land of More: a venture into the kitchen of the Rio’s Carnival World Buffet
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
What does it take to put out $45,000 worth of food every day? One Weekly writer finds out
A new stadium at UNLV might sound like a bad idea. Think again
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
A new stadium could mean economic development, rather than devastation, for the area.
Thinking about Glen Lerner, the Bellagio's art gallery and more
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
Also, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is closing its gift shop.
Beware! Some Strip properties are resorting to nickel and diming
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
Resort fees are getting totally out of hand.
Thinking about overtipping, Bryce Harper and more
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
Also, what we'd like to buy from the Hard Rock Hotel.
The weapons industry shows off its latest at its Vegas convention
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
CES, AVN...what next? Oh yeah, guns.
A super bummer
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
Why do we call the Super Bowl the Big Game?
Slot machines: agents of addiction?
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Have slot machines become too entertaining?
Thinking about the iPhone, Starbucks' Trenta and more
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Also, we found out that Las Vegas rocks at tipping.
Instead of assigning blame for the Arizona rampage, we should be asking, ‘What now?’
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
The fact is, we might never understand what motivated the shooter.
Thinking about Charlie Sheen, free parking and more
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011
Also, we discover the roots of UNLV's Barrick Museum.
ROTC + ROFL = Rob Riggle
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Rob Riggle has appeared in The Daily Show, SNL and The Hangover. What's next? A standup show at the Palms.
Thinking about broken iPhone alarms and the weather outside and in
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Also, the Golden Nugget introduces the coolest ATM ever.
The Weekly’s under-the-radar, semi-important, revealing, tragic, quirky and inspiring Year in Review
Sure, you remember 2010 for the election, but these stories deserve your attention, too
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010
News you missed, intriguing oddities and stories that inspired us or pissed us off.
Christmas cheer, Vegas-style
One Weekly editor spends his holiday in Sin City—and loves every minute of it
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
One Weekly editor's holiday experiences in Sin City
Thinking about Jay-Z, cold weather and the Salvation Army
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Who's getting $1 million to play New Year's Eve?
Say what? 2010’s best quotes
From gum to getting it on, a few of the most memorable phrases uttered this year
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Really, she thought it was Trident.
The Cosmopolitan faces an uphill battle on the gaming front
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
In the weeks leading up to opening day at the Cosmopolitan, gaming blogs and message boards vibrated with a scandalous rumor.
Three jokes from Jerry Seinfeld
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
The Weekly's John P. McDonnall offers up three of Mr. Seinfeld's witty observations. For more, secure your ticket to the Colosseum on Dec. 26-27.
Thinking about chef secrets, congressional seats and more
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
Also, the Cosmo has our native Las Vegan considering going to the Strip more.
Hey! Chill out, Rebel fans
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
The UNLV men’s basketball team is off to an impressive start, but apparently the good news has not reached some fans.
Thinking about the Bellagio bandit and fancy art
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Thinking about the Bellagio bandit and fancy art
Zappos needs to face facts: It’s not so special
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
We’re dancing in the streets and toasting our yard-tall margaritas to the fact that a midsize company has decided not to leave Southern Nevada.
Thinking about a sports arena and dreaming of Chick-fil-A
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Also, you should check out the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Fact-checking CityCenter
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
Here we separate the promises made, kept and broken.
Thinking about five-diamond resorts and underwater homes
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
Also, we think you should check out the Left of Center Gallery.
Thinking about last week's cover, Dirk Arthur's guarantee and more
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
Also, Sharron Angle finally speaks!
A new reality for Rick Dale of 'American Restoration'
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
Early last year, local antiques restorer had had enough.
Thinking about trigger-happy cops, Manny Pacquiao and more
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
Also, we admit we're anxiously awaiting for the return of Britney.
Poker skills translate well to everyday situations
... according to a panel of experts
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Las Vegas’ answer to the tent revival
Thinking about Shania Twain, a giant Jesus and more!
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Also, check out Thomas Willis' art at Trifecta Gallery.
Three thoughts on Reid-Angle
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
You have to marvel at Harry Reid’s survival instincts, and two other thoughts.
Nevada Repertory Dance Theater to perform Dr. Seuss classics
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
What happens when The Wiggles meets So You Think You Can Dance?
Live blog: Reid wins ... and other news
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010
The Weekly's John P. McDonnall will be live-blogging from the time polls close, at 7 p.m.
Where's Angle's tricorn hat?
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010
Look who the Nevada press corps caught voting Tuesday morning in Reno.
Chatting with Vegas Valley Book Festival closing keynote speaker Dennis Lehane
Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
"I’m not known for being literary 24/7, so Vegas definitely fits part of my personality."
Chatting with Vegas Valley Book Festival closing keynote speaker Dennis Lehane
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
"I’m not known for being literary 24/7, so Vegas definitely fits part of my personality."
Thinking about 'SNL' impressions, fantasy football and more
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Also, Cirque performers are real people. Who knew?
What we're drinking
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
When it comes to beer, the Weekly staff has varied tastes.
Fresh & Easy is closing stores; why can’t it be the payday lenders?
(And other things we’d like to see affected negatively by this economy)
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Here are some other overexposed phenomena that should be scaled back.
Thinking about fro-yo, Hispanics that look more Asian and more!
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
Also, who benefits from moving the Gift of Lights? (Spoiler: No one.)
Spending some time in a supposedly sketchy neighborhood
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I’m standing at the edge of what is supposedly America’s third most dangerous neighborhood.
Thinking about Springsteen, dogs and more!
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Also, would you turn in your neighbor for driving with out-of-state license plates?
Pahrump Valley Winery ready to stomp some grapes
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Your feet - they're for walking, running and - wine stomping?
Pahrump Valley Winery ready to stomp some grapes
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
Your feet - they're for walking, running and - wine stomping?
Thinking about Tre'Von Willis, fine art and more
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
Also, would Steve Carell make a good Las Vegas magician?

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