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Costumes good, bad and strange at the 2013 Fetish & Fantasy Ball
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
"I spotted a panda kissing a pirate, a team of human lampshades, a fleet of pilots and stewardesses, and a guy in a thong."
Italy vs. Las Vegas: Prices, floods and a mess
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
What does Vegas get right and wrong about its Italian counterparts?
'Flags,' 'melons' and other high-dollar Vegas chips you'll never see
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Ever wonder what a $100,000 chip looks like?
How far east will Fremont East go?
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The entertainment district seems to be expanding, though there's little proof so far.
Valley of the 'Bots: How a Vegas workshop is blurring the line between man and machine
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Human? Machine? In an entertainment studio just west of the Strip, the answer is definitely both.
'Hackerspace' Syn Shop offers a creative outlet for kids and adults
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Lots of cool toys and collaborative efforts are going down at Syn Shop.
Can a group of Liberty University evangelists save Las Vegas?
In 2012, Pastor Dave Earley moved to the Valley to start a church. Now he's trying to turn Sin City into Grace City
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Pastor Dave Earley prays the way you and I scroll through Facebook news feeds, the way we watch TV, the way we breathe. All day, nonstop. He spent a year asking God where he should start a church. He visited a few cities, but none seemed right.
Scary tips and stories from casual sadist the Amazing Johnathan
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
Amazing Johnathan has taken over the Las Vegas Club Hotel and turned it into a Haunted House.
Mafia championship comes to Vegas for some friendly psychological warfare
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
If you really want to put your bluffing and reasoning skills to the test, you have to play Mafia.
Thousands of magicians descend on Vegas
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The oldest magic club in the world rolls into Downtown.
Blood, bravery and a fire-breathing clown: Welcome to Freakshow Wrestling
Thursday, July 12, 2012
It's all in the name of a good show, er, sideshow.
It’s Nude Recreation Week—where are you celebrating?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yes, this is real. The American Association for Nude Recreation says so.
Book review: 'Failing Law Schools'
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
What's wrong with law schools? Everything.
Martin Short scores laughs at the Mirage with his character impersonations and more
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
To boot: a rather hilarious joke about the local Kardashian Khaos store.
Local ladies show their fancy footwork during the D’s dancing dealer auditions
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
“I tried to choreograph something that wouldn’t intimidate the auditionees," the choreographer said.
Meet Las Vegan Ben McGee, the skeptic on new show Chasing UFOs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"I will say, in a couple instances, I was convinced that something happened."
Book review: 'Digital Vertigo'
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yeah, this is one of the worst books we've read in a while
A few quick questions with Martin Short
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Martin Short is--believe it or not--a really happy guy
Calling all dancing dealers, report to the D
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Getting crazy on Fremont Street can get you a job.
How would Nevada politics change if “none of these candidates” wasn't a ballot option?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Nevada is the only state in the country that offers it.
Thinking about Kabuto, a 3D printer that makes burritos and more
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Also, a recently-released Aretha Franklin recording.
Nightlife imitating art: A 'Rock of Ages' hangout is realized with the Bourbon Room
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
And there's 60 bourbons available to taste. We think that's totally awesome!
Jacks & Jokers offers trendy T-shirts (and more) with classic playing card art
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The unofficial go-to designer for pro gamblers.
Dissecting the confusion and uncertainty in Nevada's GOP
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Nevada GOP and the Clark County Republicans both had mini-embarrassments in the past week.
Thinking about Taco Bell's new Cantina Bell menu, an upcoming Moonface show and more
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Also, the Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Project's winning entry.
Getting ready for the Zombie Apocalypse
Monday, June 11, 2012
Rick Lax is ready for the Zombie Apocalypse -- are you?
Jonah Lehrer's 'Imagine' gives tips on developing creativity
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Young and talented Wired editor Jonah Lehrer argues that creativity isn’t a gift; it’s a skill that can be developed.
Want to be buried in Elvis' former crypt? Thanks to Julien's Auctions, you can
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Fantastic news for wealthy (and morbid) Elvis fans!
From overeaters to tatted tarts, these local models aren’t the usual runway queens
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The beauties discuss their modeling beginnings, why they do it and more.
Q&A extra: overtime with the models
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Glittering unicorns and flaming queens trapped in women's bodies.
Thinking about Mitt Romney, 'Mad Men' and more
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Also, pondering the obesity rate of a nudist society.
Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas—minus the club
No one plans to drink at the hotel bar ... but that doesn't mean it's empty
Sunday, May 27, 2012
No one plans to drink at the hotel bar ... but that doesn't mean it's empty.
5 things every tourist should know for MDW in Las Vegas
Friday, May 25, 2012
From club-entry tips to parking problems, read this before you venture out in Vegas.
On Fridays, get your steak with a side of fantastic live music at Hank's
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
“It’s like Drai’s Afterhours, but there’s no ropes ..."
Weighing Sandoval as Romney's veep
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Nevada's status as crucial swing state helps the Governor's chances.
Thinking about 'Saturday Night Live,' James Bond and more
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Also, Downtown is about to get soaked.
Book review: 'The Fear Index'
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The man who wrote The Ghost Writer returns with another effective thriller, The Fear Index
How gambling on the World Series of Poker could influence play
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Gaming Control Board will allow gamblers to bet on various WSOP events this year.
Holley's World (of coffee)
A former Le Rêve performer opens her own business and creates a new community
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bringing people together with fresh roasted beans and open mic Thursdays.
Book review: 'Drop Dead Healthy'
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A.J. Jacobs tackles the health craze in his latest book, 'Drop Dead Healthy'
R.I.P. Amarillo Slim: reflecting on the legacy of the influential poker player
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The 83-year-old helped to turn poker into the multibillion-dollar enterprise it is today.
Laughing about Marriott coffee with David Sedaris
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
In case you didn't already know it, David Sedaris is really funny
A 140-word review of a 140-page book, 'The World America Made'
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Robert Kagan's latest book falls a bit short
Thinking about Aria's new signage, SNL alums turned political whack jobs and more
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Also, a Kir Royale faux pas.
The tricky business of magic and copyrights
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
>Under copyright law, choreography, pantomime and stage directions are generally protectable; magic secrets aren’t.
Book Review: 'The Power of Habit'
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Take a peek at how New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg sees the world.
Suicide by landmark: Hoover Dam Bypass vs. Golden Gate Bridge
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The nearby bypass experienced its first suicide this week.
Talking speed with car racing champ Enrico Bertaggia
Enrico Bertaggia shares the rush through Dream Racing
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Once Enrico Bertaggia was a champion driver. Today, he helps others get a Ferrari-fueled rush.
Sedaris reads Sedaris at the Smith Center
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The only thing better than reading David Sedaris is hearing David Sedaris read his own work.
So long, Santorum
Thursday, April 12, 2012
He's out. Finally.

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