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May 27, 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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).
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.

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