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Thinking about Stephen Hawking, snorting bath salts and more

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Spotted at Tao this week: Stephen Hawking (pictured at Texas A&M University).
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Half full According to Trulia.com, Las Vegas is among the top cities where it’s more affordable to buy a house than rent. No word on how easy it’s going to be to get a loan on one of those affordable homes... — Ken Miller, associate editor

Cup o' the morning The best cup of coffee in Las Vegas? McMullan’s Irish Pub. Served on a doily, too. Never saw that one coming. — Rick Lax, staff writer

A welcome return My speech pattern quickened considerably, our art director tells me, when I received word that ultra-reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum had scheduled two shows for later this year. New Jersey, here I come... — Spencer Patterson, managing editor

By a nose Move aside, Four Loko. The newest craze has been revealed: snorting bath salts. Suddenly, giving acquaintances my default “I didn’t know what to get you” gift makes me a drug pusher. — April Corbin, web content editor

Stalking Hawking On January 23, Stephen Hawking hung out at Tao, tolerating onlookers who were nonplused to see the famed British theoretical scientist. He ate from the restaurant’s gluten-free menu and left after a “wonderful” time. — John Katsilometes, contributing writer

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