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Fashion on four wheels: Haute Chix takes its show on the road
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
First there were sliders. Then there was BBQ. And now...clothes!
Planking craze plagues Las Vegas—then dies untimely death
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
The Weekly takes a look at the things bored people with cameras do.
Yappy Hour: Happy hour isn't just for humans anymore
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
GTL: gym, tanning, leash?
Charming Charlie is easy too, at least when it comes to accessories
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Do you want to feel like a Kentucky Derby-attending Southern belle with a big floppy hat? Or do you want the ruffled Bohemian scarf? With most accessories under $25, who’s to say you have to choose?
Lemurs, ecstasy and cash: A handy drug-bust breakdown
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Ten thousand is a big number. So, how do you put it into perspective?
Downtown dad: A Weekly writer takes her father to the Bunkhouse
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Have you taken your dad to the Bunkhouse? The 's April Corbin did. Find out what went down here.
Higher ed funding process siphons money from UNLV
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Gerry Bomotti, UNLV senior vice president for finance and business, recalls a budget meeting during the legislative session in which an elected official asked, “If fees are raised, does the university get to keep that money?” The answer given and accepted: Yes. The real answer? Not exactly. Welcome to the world of higher education funding, Nevada-style. It’s a politically charged, convoluted black hole fueled by an algorithm few understand and governed by a body of people who largely don’t have college degrees themselves.
How the state of Nevada is screwing UNLV, one dollar at a time
Thursday, July 14, 2011
“If the pressure is on institutions to raise their own budgets, there shouldn’t be disincentive within the (higher education funding) formula, and there is.”
Someone tell North Las Vegas police that safety sells
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Can the NLV police no longer "guarantee your safety?"
Las Vegas’ version of Ellis Island gets 15 seconds of fame
Friday, July 8, 2011
ABC's "101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow" turned to lesser-known casinos to test (and scare the crap out of) its contestants.
Combat Con is about bringing the pain, in any century
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Jedi, zombie killers, metalsmiths, ancient Celts, steampunks, horror makeup artists and knights could probably all fall under the category “cool,” but do they belong at the same convention?
Bring on the zombie apocalypse!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The group is debating the merits of a CostCo warehouse as a post-zombie apocalypse shelter.
Las Vegans are clipping a trend with extreme couponing
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Who wouldn’t want to own enough Vitamin Water to fill a pool?
A former emo kid reconnects with Taking Back Sunday
Monday, June 27, 2011
As a fan walking in to see a band you’ve already seen a few times, you’re bound to have expectations. Entering the House of Blues on Saturday night to see Taking Back Sunday, I definitely had mine.
Social media spills out into real life more than you’d think
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We are what we tweet
A few thoughts from Bruno Mars/Janelle Monae at the Pearl
Saturday, June 18, 2011
It was all about tightropes and grenades Thursday night.
'Peanuts' grows up with 'Dog Sees God' at Onyx
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Charlie Brown and his crew never had the chance to grow up. Until now...
Spandex and body slams live on with the Future Stars of Wrestling
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Local venue Future Stars of Wrestling is home to the sport in a city dominated by boxing bouts and UFC matches.
An interview with James McGibney, mayor of Cheaterville
Friday, June 10, 2011
People seem to either love it or hate it.
Dead and loving it at Zombie Prom
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Weekly's own April Corbin gets in touch with her undead side for Zombie Prom
Area 702 Skatepark wants to come back bigger and safer
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The all-ages venue closed in February and is currently hoping to open a new location soon.
Tweets gone #wrong
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
These things happen.
Know thy neighbor! Thoughts on the 2010 census data
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The census is over! The people have been counted! We give you a few observations on the new data. Scarlet letter, version 2.0
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Is a website to call out adulterers anonymously fair?
Weekly web editor turns stage mom
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Weekly's April Corbin is slightly obsessed with her child...see why here!
Guides: Military appreciation discounts
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Various Vegas properties are remembering the real meaning of Memorial Day this weekend with discounts and events specifically for members of the armed forces.
System of a Down, sweat and shadow puppets: A few thoughts from the Pearl
Monday, May 23, 2011
A faint stench of sweat lingered in the air before System of a Down took the stage for their sold-out Pearl concert Sunday night.
Is the Health District chasing smoke by targeting hookah smokers?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Cigarettes are bad for you. We know this. We’ve all seen the warning labels on advertising and packaging, years of anti-smoking campaigns and medical study after medical study linking first- and secondhand cigarette smoke to cancers, birth defects and other terrible things.
Is the Health District chasing smoke by targeting hookah smokers?
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Is hookah hazardous to your health? The question seems simple enough, but it lies at a crossroads of emerging medical opinion, cultures an ocean away, public health officials with millions of taxpayer dollars backing them and local business owners working to live the American Dream.
Thinking about PlayStation gifts, editor-attacking birds and more
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Also, we advise you to check out Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other
UNLV grads party hearty, now they want jobs
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
As the largest UNLV graduating class celebrates, many are concerned about finding jobs.
Jeff Timmons goes shirtless for Chippendales (and I am either sorry or smug)
Monday, May 16, 2011
The former 98 Degrees member delivered what a gorilla juicehead could not.
The Weekly blacks out ... and writes poems
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Weekly staff takes inspiration from Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout.
Getting serious about the sandbox
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Dig This offers adults the chance to play in the dirt
40 days of Hard Rock labor
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The city’s two HRCs are making a difference with 40 days of charity
A few thoughts about the glitter-covered, whisky-loving liar that is Ke$ha
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ke$ha’s lyric about how the party don’t start ‘til she walks in…? Bad grammar and complete BS.
Exploring the studio space
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Remember when Vegas acts had to leave town to record? Not anymore. Our tour of four top-equipped local audio labs
Chatting with music producer Kevin Churko
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The three-time Juno Award-winner is opening a studio on Las Vegas Boulevard
Scalper 101: That's the ticket ... or is it?
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ticket scalping. It’s the big greasy elephant in the room—well, technically, outside of it—at live concerts.
Get your good on with Hard Rock Cafe
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The city’s two Hard Rock Cafes are gearing up for 40 straight days of do-gooding!
Thinking about food truck vandalism, Flavor Flav and more
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Also, Subway brings back a Rick Lax favorite.
It fakes a village: Was Tivoli necessary in this economy?
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tivoli Village: great idea or just another Town Square?
It's really happening: Kiss, monsters and golf—oh my!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Remember the company that wanted to open a Kiss-and-monsters-themed indoor mini-golf course on the Strip?
Superheroes (and their diaries) take stage at Insurgo Theater
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Superhero Diaries II features 10-minute scripts by local and national playwrights that range from moody to funny and silent.
Thinking about musical memories, foul smells and more
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Also we talk about whether or not it's obnoxious to wear sunglasses inside, at night, with rhinestones.
Las Vegas is serious about reducing its stray feline population
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Clark County is taking action to decrease the size of the local feral cat community, estimated to be as large as 300,000 felines.
Nearly nude partying comes with some unusual concerns
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Partying at the pool or attending underwear night at the gay bar sometimes calls for some creative thinking...
Woman discovers life after AIDS virus diagnosis
Sunday, April 24, 2011
After Theresa King learned she was HIV positive, she took her 15-year-old son to Palm Mortuary. It was 1995, and she assumed she wouldn’t live to see the new millennium. At 40, King knew nothing about HIV or AIDS except that they killed people, so it was time to pick out a casket, secure a grave site and get her will in order.
Chewing the fat with local competitive eater Jason Scarincio
He'll be going up against the greats in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest
Saturday, April 23, 2011
My friends have always known I can eat. We’d go to Del Taco, I’d order 20 tacos, and I wouldn’t even know what they were talking about because I was so into the food. I get zoned in on the food.
Chewing the fat with competitive eater Jason Scarincio
He’ll be going up against the greats in the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I did a meatball-eating contest at the Rio. I go to Buffalo Wild Wings for their blazing challenge and try to do it within a minute. I’ve competed in the Wing Bowl. I’ve done corned beef. I’ve attempted the Colossal Burger at Club Fortune twice.

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