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August 14, 2018

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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.

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Help the Pinball Hall of Fame move to a larger space
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Located three miles from the Strip on Tropicana Avenue, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a 10,000-square-foot collection of vintage pinball machines that’s beloved by locals and tourists ...
Despite criticism and sabotage, Amy Schumer keeps crafting wickedly brilliant satire
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.
With ‘Polyhedral,’ Jerry Misko reinvents himself using the tools of the common nerd
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.
Five tiki bars to visit to beat the Las Vegas heat
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...
Three under-the-radar shows to consider this week
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
The Chamanas at Bunkhouse, Ben Nichols at Backstage Bar & Billiards and Snakehips at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.
Downtown’s Arts Factory gets a much-needed face-lift
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
This rehab—reportedly budgeted between $250,000 and $300,000—is designed to bring the facility into the present.
Sean Megna’s Las Vegas Panoramics captures a city in jarring transition
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.
Albums we’ve liked in 2018: Cut Chemist’s ‘Die Cut’
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.
Cousins Maine Lobster plants roots inside two local supermarkets
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Their trucks cover nearly 20 cities and regions (they’ve had one in Las Vegas since 2015).
Las Vegas’ cycling reputation takes a step up
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Last month, the League of American Bicyclists raised Las Vegas to “silver” status on its list of bicycle-friendly communities.
Five easy fixes: These modest changes could help accelerate the Valley’s cultural evolution
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Support at least one local artist a month.
Main Street is remade for walking
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The recent reconfiguration of Main Street will ease traffic flow in a Downtown that’s developing at an astonishing rate.
Las Vegas’ coworking spaces are staying busy
Friday, June 15, 2018
Simply defined, a coworking space is a shared office for independent workers who want the structure of an office. But that description doesn’t account for the collaborations and communities that form in coworking spaces. To understand that, you need to check out coworking yourself—and the Valley has a growing number of places where you can.
Five Thoughts: Nine Inch Nails at the Joint (June 14)
Thursday, June 14, 2018
If you showed up expecting “Closer,” “Down In It” or “Hurt,” frontman Trent Reznor sent you home thirsty.
See the Blue Angel before she’s put back atop a pedestal
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.
Take 5: Cool ice cream treats to counter the Vegas heat
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Las Vegas has entered the hot season, and it won’t let up until sometime in October. But we have the tools we need to combat it: central air, an abundance of swimming pools and some fairly terrific places to get ice cream. Here are five of our favorites ...
Two historians visit ‘Places That Aren’t There Anymore’
Thursday, June 7, 2018
See photos of the Valley’s vanished bars, movie theaters and more—and hear their stories.
Kaylie Foster steps out of the singer-songwriter mold
Thursday, May 31, 2018
With her new single “Little Game,” Vegas’ “Best Emerging Voice” looks to reinvent herself as a performer.
Five Thoughts: Paul Simon at MGM Grand Garden (May 27)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Anyone who came to the MGM Grand to hear Simon’s marquee hits got exactly what they wanted, and more.
Three reasons to see Paul Simon at MGM Grand
Thursday, May 24, 2018
This could be your last chance.
Why are so many downtown businesses expanding uptown? In a word, opportunity
Monday, May 21, 2018
Downtown businesses that many said would never draw customers from the suburbs ended up drawing so many that it makes financial sense for their owners to open up shop closer to their neighborhoods. They’re attempting to export the big-city otherness to ...
The iconic Blue Angel to visit the Neon Museum
Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Betty Willis-designed icon of the Blue Angel Motel was taken down in March 2017 for restoration.
The Human League outpaces the sum of its hits and misses
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The British band stops at House of Blues on May 11.
Food trucks roll into the Arts District
Saturday, April 28, 2018
hey’re ubiquitous in cities like LA and Portland: “pods” composed of several food trucks surrounding a number of busy picnic tables.
Talking sandwich science with Goodwich chef Josh Clark
Thursday, April 19, 2018
New flavors are always within reach, and ready to become your new favorite sandwich ever.
A 10-song playlist of David Byrne’s solo best
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The former Talking Heads frontman plays the Smith Center on April 18.
The diverse literary and arts Believer Festival returns to Las Vegas
Thursday, April 12, 2018
It unfolds leisurely over just two days and four events—with no overlaps.
Emerge Day 2: Cupcakke, Hurray for the Riff Raff and the benefits of hindsight
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.
Spiegelworld’s ‘Opium’ melds sci-fi sentimentality with old-school Vegas raunch
Thursday, April 5, 2018
More of a comedy show than a variety showcase, Opium contains some killer circus acts.
Emerge breaks boundaries by booking speakers who do, too
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Emerge’s speakers, innovators and tastemakers hail from pretty much every imaginable corner of cultural endeavor.
Get Outdoors Nevada continues to blaze a trail
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 ...
Take Five: How to rid yourself of Facebook
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 ...
Drawing a circle around neighborhood speeders
Saturday, March 24, 2018
To avoid the snarl of traffic, drivers cut through the McNeil Estates neighborhood at speeds above 45 miles per hour.
Vegas PBS raises funds and plants its feet
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The organization's membership manager is confident it will reach its goal.
Take Five: Restaurant patios that are ideal for a springtime visit
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 ...
Gathering aims to clear up some stereotypes about black women
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.
Get involved: A citizen's guide to getting your voice heard by government
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 ...
Neon Reverb update: Important changes to Saturday's lineup
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.
Developer brings a movie and dining best-of to southwest Las Vegas
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 ...
How are Las Vegas retailers holding their own in the age of Amazon?
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Learn some of the ways the Writer’s Block, B&C Camera and Kappa Toys keep customers coming back.
Seven local Las Vegas shops to try
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Las Vegas Cyclery, Tea & Whisk, Artisanal Foods and more.
Take 5: Las Vegas thrift stores you should check out
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 ...
Was a Lego set pulled because of the Route 91 shootings?
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Fans say Lego pulled the set because Mandalay Bay is one of the buildings represented.
Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ spotlights a welcome script flip
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
“Every little kid wants to be a superhero, and my dream is to see superheroes that represent all.”
‘Opium’ will soon join ‘Absinthe’ in warping Las Vegas’ entertainment scene
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Spiegelworld has resumed its stealthy takeover of the city’s fringe theater scene.
Trust us: Healing garden, wine tasting, soccer
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Plant daffodils in the name of shooting victims, sample wine downtown, and be a part of Las Vegas history.
Take 5: Five free Strip and downtown attractions you’ve got to see
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Whether you are visiting Las Vegas or live here, the entertainment options are limitless ...
Trust us: Three local events you'll want to check out
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Hear stories from Oct. 1, a lecture on the climate and partake in a conversation about rock climbing.
Five reasons to catch Diana Ross’ ‘Endless Memories’ residency
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Did you know that Ross dated Kiss’ Gene Simmons from 1980 to 1983?
Five Vegas podcasts to place in your rotation
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
‘Latinos Who Lunch,’ ‘Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social’ and more

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