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Tony Hsieh issues statement on layoffs, outlines five-year plan for Downtown Project

September 30th, 2014

“[J]ust like any startup,” Hsieh wrote, “[DTP] has gone through the same range of ups and downs that we went through at Zappos—just twice as quickly, so therefore the highs ...

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    This is a collage of decadence, greed, and missing leadership.

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    The interior monologue of a show audition.

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    The biggest musical makeover came in an ill-advised cabaret-jazz version of “Hot N Cold.”

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    Italian small plates are next on the menu for Bellagio's waterfront restaurant.

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    The Aria nightspot opened shortly after the resort in December 2009.

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    Know what Stanhope hates more than anything? A sober crowd!

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    From Taste of the Nation to LuckyRice to Foodie Fest, get ready to get full this month.

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    This one-off event had a lot going on for a single-day festival.

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    Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

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    One source said the cuts directly hit non-revenue-generating entities—the Learning Village, music programs and the Window at the Ogden.

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    The Dot-Vegas gods want you to think their crappy real estate is the next Fifth Avenue. ... It’s not Fifth Avenue. It’s Siberia.

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    This is a collage of decadence, greed, and missing leadership.

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    The Aria nightspot opened shortly after the resort in December 2009.

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    “[J]ust like any startup,” Hsieh wrote, “[DTP] has gone through the same range of ups and downs that we went through at Zappos—just twice as ...

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    He's got some pretty strong feelings about the ice bucket challenge, too.

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    Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

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    It's about more than the cut. It's camaraderie, indulgence, relaxation and debate—and it leaves you thinking, damn, I look good.

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    The chef closed his landmark Fleur de Lys restaurant in San Francisco earlier this year.

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    Wynn's five-day Diamond Extravagance party package includes a first dance choreographed by Le Rêve performers and more.

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    The team behind the Dragon Grille food truck specializes in Hawaiian-style chicken tenders.

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    Identical twin tap dancers Sean and John are now holding down the stage in Absinthe: "Tap dancing is a form of percussion, and I’m just ...

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    Debuting Smith Galtney's new pop-culture column, Cultural Attachment.

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    The popular LA burger joint and the new Asian concept from José Andrés are the most approachable eateries at the new Strip casino.

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    Not so long ago, speaker series were widely considered the dregs of the entertainment calendar. Not anymore.

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    Also, a beer fest at Cosmo and Artifice puts on a Pride Prom.

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    The Downtown bar partnered with nearby O Face Doughnuts for the new dessert cocktail.

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    Published Tue, Sep 30, 2014 (10:48 p.m.)

    “[J]ust like any startup,” Hsieh wrote, “[DTP] has gone through the same range of ups and downs that we went through at Zappos—just twice as ...

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Sep 30, 2014 (12:26 p.m.)

    This is a collage of decadence, greed, and missing leadership.

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    Published Tue, Sep 30, 2014 (11:31 a.m.)

    One source said the cuts directly hit non-revenue-generating entities—the Learning Village, music programs and the Window at the Ogden.

  • A&E

    Published Mon, Sep 29, 2014 (4:20 p.m.)

    Know what Stanhope hates more than anything? A sober crowd!

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    Published Thu, Sep 25, 2014 (4 p.m.)

    Identical twin tap dancers Sean and John are now holding down the stage in Absinthe: "Tap dancing is a form of percussion, and I’m just ...

  • Featured

    Published Thu, Sep 25, 2014 (midnight)

    Eventually I became the family barber, so long as no one wanted a scissor cut.

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    Published Thu, Sep 25, 2014 (midnight)

    It's about more than the cut. It's camaraderie, indulgence, relaxation and debate—and it leaves you thinking, damn, I look good.

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    Published Thu, Sep 25, 2014 (midnight)

    Jokes, gossip and sh*t-talking. What could be better?

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (3:44 p.m.)

    "So help me God" can now be omitted from the Air Force Oath of Enlistment, but we still have a long way to go.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (2 p.m.)

    Wynn's five-day Diamond Extravagance party package includes a first dance choreographed by Le Rêve performers and more.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (1:30 p.m.)

    The South Beach-based brand recently took over Mandalay Bay's TheHotel boutique tower.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (1:30 p.m.)

    The Dot-Vegas gods want you to think their crappy real estate is the next Fifth Avenue. ... It’s not Fifth Avenue. It’s Siberia.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (12:17 p.m.)

    It's like Cash Cab, but at 10,000 feet.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (noon)

    Dancers from around the globe turned the silver stalk into a workout apparatus, an artistic canvas and a wow-inducing theatrical prop.

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    Published Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (noon)

    Find the details here.

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    Published Mon, Sep 22, 2014 (3:32 p.m.)

    "I figured we’d make something, and at worst it would be better than Project Runway."

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Published Fri, Sep 19, 2014 (11 a.m.)

    Psych! Only not really, because we’re talking about how fast you can upload selfies on your mobile device.

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    Published Thu, Sep 18, 2014 (3:17 p.m.)

    Both signs are part of the Boneyard’s permanent exhibit and are among six in the yard that have been restored.

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    Published Thu, Sep 18, 2014 (midnight)

    “You can see orange screens everywhere ... Nine times out of 10, they're on their phone."

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    Published Thu, Sep 18, 2014 (midnight)

    As temporary tattoos go, Las Vegas club stamps tell some stories.