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A former editor's solution for the issue plaguing 'The Rebel Yell'
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Should a student government organization have authority over UNLV's student newspaper?
Cheaterville’s James McGibney swaps 'revenge porn' for anti-bullying hope
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Is Bullyville a PR stunt or an internet venue for reasonable retribution?
Weekly Q&A: DREAM Act activist Astrid Silva
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Her name was never Jessica. Now, Astrid Silva speaks out about the DREAM Act, marriage and her dad.
Weekly Q&A: Sirc Michaels, artistic director for Onyx Theatre & Off-Strip
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
The recent Vegas transplant is out to prove the stage doesn’t have to be stodgy.
MILF: Some see the term as derogatory, but one mother is celebrating it on a new website
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011
And the acronym takes on a new meaning with the online venture.
Welcome to the spouse factory
On 11/11/11 in Las Vegas, love actually is all around
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
For 24 hours last week, Las Vegas’ largest export appeared to be married people.
Web site matches artists with benefactors
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Jerry Grayson isn’t exactly what you would call a starving artist. He holds a day job as a graphic designer and illustrator. He pays his bills creating things like the signs offering free buffets for senior citizens. Still, he could use some extra cash.
MTV holding casting call for 'The Real World'
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
MTV is holding an open casting call this Saturday in Las Vegas for Season 27 of its reality show, “The Real World,” which places a handful of strangers in a house and records their lives and ensuing drama.
Are you ready to be a 'Real World' cast member?
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Get yourself to O'Aces on Saturday. And try to look 20 to 24.
Weekend happenings: Devils, lasers and the rapture
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Concerts dominate this weekend’s notable events.
Weekend happenings: Rebels, hobbits and 48 hours of rock music
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Listen up, Las Vegas. This weekend offers plenty of musical offerings.
Food truck business a bumpy but rewarding ride
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Ric Guerrero’s plans to expand his business, Slidin’ Thru, end with world domination. He is only half-kidding. “We had a meeting, and our marketing person used those very words — world domination,” Guerrero said with a laugh.
Weekend happenings: Coconuts, kings and the Journey between them
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
This weekend’s entertainment attractions are all about variety.
Shared office space a growing trend for the self-employed
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
The reality of working from home sank in for John Hawkins the first Monday after football. He had just quit his job in corporate America after 11 years, the last of which he describes as nearly unbearable, in order to pursue full-time self-employment through his web design and site development company, 9seeds. It was an exciting time. No boss but himself — and maybe his wife.
A calf-roping grandma and other contestants at the Senior National Finals Rodeo
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
The strapping cowboys and cowgirls who thunder into the Thomas & Mack Center every December for the National Finals Rodeo aren’t the only ropers and riders who come to Las Vegas to compete for glory and trophies.
'What Happens Here' ... wins stuff in New York
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Our city's most famous slogan has secured a spot on the Advertising Walk of Fame.
'What Happens Here, Stays Here' slogan makes ad Walk of Fame
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
The “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan created by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and R&R Partners has earned a place on Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame in New York City.
Weekend happenings: Motorcycles, tattoos and the sport of kings
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Last weekend brought the sounds and tastes of Greece to Las Vegas. This weekend you can continue your culinary travels with some Asian cuisine, as the Orleans hosts the first Asian Food Festival.
'It's not just a motorcycle ... It is art'
Southern Nevada bike builder entered into presitigious invitation-only contest
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
One time, he put a Harley-Davidson engine in a golf cart. Another time, he customized a scooter using a football theme — fake-grass flooring complete with painted yard lines and seats made of faux pigskin.
Proposed noise ordinance changes draw rumbling
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
How loud is too loud? And what should be done about excessive noise? Those were the questions of the night Tuesday as the Las Vegas City Council held a community meeting to get feedback on proposed changes to noise ordinances covering the six-block segment of downtown designated the Fremont East Entertainment District. FEED runs from Las Vegas Boulevard to 8th Street, and from Carson Avenue to Ogden Street.<
Keep Downtown loud: The debate over entertainment district noise rages
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
Downtown residents and business owners clash over proposed noise ordinance.
With Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal, gay soldiers come out of the shadows
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
Dave Jenkins received the news after the end of a double shift. It was already one of the worst nights of his career as a corpsman. A 2-week-old infant had died in his arms. He was finishing filing the necessary paperwork when his commanding officer approached him. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say …”
Weekend happenings: Food festivals, classic cars and Oktoberfest
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
This weekend brings cars, stars and bars full of brew, just in time for Oktoberfest.
iHeartRadio Music Festival: Not just another concert
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
Organizers are calling the iHeartRadio Music Festival the largest live concert event in radio history. Tickets sold out in 10 minutes and are going for quadruple their original price on auction and broker websites. Thousands of people across the country have called radio stations in hopes of scoring free tickets.
With Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal, gay soldiers come out of the shadows
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
Current and former servicemen and women open up about hiding their sexuality under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Why you should care about the iHeartRadio Music Festival
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
Get the live broadcast details (and more) here if you didn't score tickets to the sold-out music fest.
Metro officer's book lays down the law on pimping
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Christopher Baughman is a member of Metro Police’s Pandering Investigation Team (PIT), the unit within vice that investigates crimes related to human trafficking and prostitution. He’s seen more than his fair share of gritty crime scenes and broken lives, some of which he’s documented in his new book, “Off the Street.”
Weekend happenings: Fists, fireworks and Mexican Independence Day
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
When it comes to entertainment options this weekend, Las Vegas is packing a punch — literally and figuratively.
Q&A with Christopher Baughman, Metro detective and author
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
He’s seen more than his fair share of gritty crime scenes and broken lives, some of which he’s documented in his new book, Off The Street.
Before you see them on TV, TeleBrands hears product pitches at Inventors Day
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
The inventors of Shirt Stick and Curl-Eze hope they’ll be as successful as the developers of ShamWows and Snuggies.
Weekend happenings: Wanderlust, Selena Gomez and a triathlon
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
This weekend brings an intense triathlon, a yoga festival that embraces electronica and musical styling of Selena Gomez and David Crosby and Graham Nash — not together, of course.
Blush nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas to close Saturday
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Nightlife Group confirmed today that Blush nightclub will close Saturday. The nightclub announced its closure to the public via Twitter last night.
Blush nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas to close Sept. 10
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
A replacement for the four-year-old nightclub has not been announced.
Is the country's best rumologist from Las Vegas? You get to decide
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011
When it comes to rum, Las Vegas knows—or at least two Las Vegans do.
New York New York's new ads feature epic Vegas scenes
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
The hotel's new advertising campaign hints that "there's a story everywhere."
Michael Jackson’s birthday celebration continues throughout the rest of the year
Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
The iconic performer would have turned 53 today.
Truth in advertising: Is the hard sell on 'sin' working, Vegas?
Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
The imagery is everywhere. A billboard advertising Tao Beach at the Venetian features a buxom woman and the promise, “You’ll see a lot of breast stroke. Just not in the pool.”
Concert review: Adele at Cosmo's Chelsea Ballroom
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
Adele’s strength is in her ability to capture the most human of emotions, like the purgatory stage between being on your knees begging and being so over it. What she offers isn’t simple heartache but pain layered in self-awareness and the teensiest bit of hope.
Help save Downtown hip-hop dance studio Tunay
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
The combined dance studio/T-shirt printing business puts on a fundraiser this Friday.
Deciphering Bond, the Cosmo's less-traveled nightlife venue
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
Is it a club—or is it a bar?
5 thoughts from Adele at Cosmo’s Chelsea Ballroom
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011
Wiener dogs, Winehouse and weirdos who can't keep their tongues in their own mouths ...
Luvs riffs off our city's tag line in a disturbing diaper commercial
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
See how the diaper company took "what happens here, stays here" too far.
Just add water: Mermaids feel right at home at MerCon
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
This is just role-play for "The Little Mermaid" and "Splash" generations.
First mermaid convention goes swimmingly at Silverton
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011
As a child, Malena Sharkey tied her feet together and jumped into the deep end of a pool. She wasn’t trying to drown herself; the curious youngster simply wanted to see if she could swim that way. Thankfully, she could. Given this, perhaps it should be no surprise that Sharkey would find herself among a group of men and women — but mostly women — who enjoy dressing up as merpeople, the gender-neutral term for mermaids.
Ignite Vegas offers tech-geeks the chance to inspire others
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
Filling up the backyard at Beauty Bar is not easy, but one group managed to do it last week without breaking a sweat
Wanted: Trailer park housewives for new Las Vegas-set reality show
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
You might want to hold on to dat der plastic patio furniture, y’all, because reality television is fixing to get a whole lot worser.
Loving Weezer—then and now
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011
It could be all this deep, personal connection I have with the band’s earlier music forces me to forgive them for their subsequent shortcomings. Or not.
Have fashion, will travel: Haute Chix on the road
Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
Locally owned fashion boutique Haute Chix is expanding, and you can thank your favorite food truck.
A few ideas to spice up local reality TV
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
'Real Housewives of Downtown Las Vegas,' anyone?
The Cosmopolitan goes mobile with a big, purple truck
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
Find it in a neighborhood near you for Cosmo giveaways and deals.

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