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February 20, 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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Story Archive

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
Vegas didn’t get Amazon’s second HQ and probably won’t get Apple’s, either
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
But this time, we’re on the right track.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club keeps rocking on ‘Wrong Creatures’
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
It’s not like Ed Sheeran is gonna take us where BRMC can.
Mayor Goodman’s State of the City speech hit more than it missed
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
This time, it wasn’t talk of the Fremont East Entertainment District that dominated the evening.
There’s no power flowing through ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
I’d hoped we’d outgrown this stilted dialogue and ham-fisted moralizing, but everything old is new again.
Downtown Las Vegas’ smart signs point the way to a connected city
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
They provide real-time bus arrival info, and allow any user to upload their own ads, neighborhood bulletins or original art.
What’s become of Las Vegas’ Amall plaza?
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Planet Fitness has moved in and has taken over the sign, too.
Las Vegas still needs an art museum—and we can have one if we don’t lose focus
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
“Everything is going absolutely, positively forward.”
Beat the Strip’s New Year’s Eve closures by taking, yes, the Monorail
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
It costs just $1 for anyone who presents a valid Nevada ID at the ticket booth (or $5 for out-of-towners).
Does Las Vegas have enough net, post-neutrality?
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
The broadband marketplace here doesn’t appear big enough for spirited competition.
Class by class, Vegas Theatre Hub helps our city’s performers develop and grow
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
“I realized that a lot of local performers here were going to LA to take workshops on their days off.”
Five out-of-the-box toy shops
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Kappa, Rogue, Toy Shack and more.
U2 plays it way too safe on ‘Songs of Experience’
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
When you’re making U2 music that’s only as good as Snow Patrol, it’s time to reassess.
The Arts District prepares to welcome new bar stars
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Coming soon: Jammyland and Nevada Taste Site.
Armen Yemenidjian, CEO, Essence Cannabis Dispensary & Desert Grown Farms
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.
Tim Conder, CEO, Blackbird Logistics
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.
Does the Strip’s traffic snarl call for drastic measures?
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
“You don’t need trucks and mobile billboards” on the Boulevard.
Five classic neon signs beyond the Neon Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Hunridge Center, The Rainbow Club and the Flamingo, of course.
There’s more to Las Vegas’ “smart city” technology than self-driving buses
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
“You shouldn’t realize it’s there; you should only be aware of the benefits that come from it.”
Remember MGM’s 1990s theme park?
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Some locals think back fondly on MGM Grand Adventures, largely due to its Halloween transformation and its giant swing ride.
A few of the Vegas Valley’s strangest off-Strip sites
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
From Mystic Falls Park at Sam’s Town to Bonnie Spring Ranch.
A new library rises on the Valley’s east side
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
The 41,000-square-foot branch will offer educational and career-guidance programs, plus an extra-large meeting space.
Download and delete: Take a moment to de-clutter your digital life
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Your phone is brimming with junk—old photos, old emails, all kinds of useless data adding unnecessary drag.
‘Accidental pop star’ Shamir comes around again—this time on his own terms
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
The more the industry wanted to package the North Las Vegas native, the more he wanted to wiggle out.
John Carpenter steps from behind the camera to the front of the stage
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
“Why would I want to make a movie? It’s like going to the proctologist or the dentist.”
John Maus’ ‘Screen Memories’ plays like a fun homage
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
It’s a portal to the past, not a road to the future.
Q&A: John Carpenter
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The horror director steps from behind the camera to perform his famous music.
Downtown’s Kappa Toys celebrates by expanding to the Linq
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
“We want to grow to the point that we’re able to make toys based on what customers are looking for and can’t find.”
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch reprogram Vangelis for ‘Blade Runner 2049’s dynamic score
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
That the composers meet this challenge is a relief; that they excel at it is a miracle.
A phone app makes navigating Project Neon easier
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Fun fact: the work is 48 percent completed.
Beck’s ‘Colors’ lacks layers beneath its beats
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
It plays out as the most perfunctory, least personal disco to which he has ever put his name.
Rediscovering the Arts Factory’s daily creative pulse
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Great things are happening here daily, in galleries like Random Alchemy.
Vegas Strong isn’t just a hashtag. It’s proof of what we’ve become
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
We weren’t ready on September 11, 2001. But we’re a different breed now; we have survived economic ruin and learned to look to our neighbors for compassion and support ...
Haven’t seen the original ‘Blade Runner’? We’ll catch you up
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
We first meet retired cop Rick Deckard in a fictionalized 2019, living a lonely existence on the streets of an overpopulated LA wracked by climate change.
Public figures react to Las Vegas' horrific mass shooting
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Hangover star Ed Helms: "Las Vegas, you're always close to my heart—today more than ever."
Hot fuss: Sorting through Las Vegas’ summertime facts and myths
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Summer 2017 wasn’t the worst we’ve seen in Las Vegas—but it did follow the decades-long trend of our Valley heating up.
Cornish Pasty and Filthy Little Hands conquer a new space
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
The local arts collective is creating a giant, playful mural to give the room character
Five places to scare up a Halloween costume in Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Star, Spirit and, of course, Savers.
Five places you’ll see autumn actually happening
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Mount Charleston, a pumpking patch, Floyd Lamb Park and more.
Chow down, but not out
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Chef Natalie Young's "Chinese and chicken joint" is closing its doors, but its kitchen is staying busy.
The square gallery: Meet three Vegas artists using Instagram as an online Arts District
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
It’s not an ideal platform—the service flatly rejects vertical works—but it is an easy gallery to browse, one that never closes.
Las Vegas won’t get Amazon’s second corporate headquarters—and that’s not a tragedy
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
The eventual arrival of an Amazon-sized, non-gaming employer is inevitable, so will we fortify our schools, our infrastructure and our transit?
Downtown shutdown: The city’s core braces for a season of street closures—again
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Stretches of Fremont and Fourth Streets will close more than a half-dozen times between now and mid-November.

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