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Stripped

Heading north to Alaska, where the pickin's for ladies must be pretty slim

July 3rd, 2010

He wasn't an ugly, loser type. He was quite good-looking, and he was a pilot.

  • Deep pockets. Low expectations. Yes, he was the perfect customer for my return to professional lap dancing.

  • Breakups are not limited to personal relationships. They can fracture a bond between a colorist and a customer, too.

  • A scheming dancer who fleeces customers of their credit card information has resurfaced at another Vegas strip club.

  • Today my vision is better even than 20/20, and the sexy librarian look is a thing of the past.

  • Crazy Horse Paris at MGM Grand is a favorite show, and Dita Von Teese is any Goth girl's dream.

  • The cops are back at the club, strippers are drifting unnoticed into back offices and embarrassed dancers are vanishing from the premises.

  • I can't risk another brush with the law, so guess what I'm doing again?

  • St. Patrick's Day is not a day to work. It is a day, however, to check on legal matters and miss a brother.

  • One thing is certain, in the wake of arrests at the club last week: No one is harmed in a lap dance.

  • I'm a safe dancer, honest and clean. So why am I being arrested?

  • Angry that a customer has stiffed me (financially), I take a little action.

  • From big-name DJs to some awesome live music picks, how to get your party on this LDW.

  • The punk icon talks Beauty & Ruin and remembers his favorite Vegas moments.

  • From the attempted assassination of Bob Marley to post-Superstorm Sandy narratives, great reads to keep on your bedside table.

  • The best of the arts in galleries, on stages and even in the old Western Hotel.

  • Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

  • The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • The Roots founder/drummer and Tonight Show bandleader brings his Soul Train-inspired dance party to the Linq this weekend.

  • Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, the History Channel program is entirely forgettable.

  • The Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz directed flick is a ramshackle travelogue about two senior citizens taking a vacation to Iceland.

  • Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.

  • Expect a zombie horde, clown army and possibly an epic helicopter entrance (pending FAA approval, of course).

  • Bonus points for wearing a Milo Goes to College T-shirt.

  • “He was brutal when he had to be and beneficent when the opportunity arose."

  • A stoner comedy is the last thing you would expect from the creator of Mad Men.

  • Brosnan isn't James Bond, but the comparisons are unavoidable.

  • It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—with clothes.

  • Boise's indie veterans headline the Bunkhouse's reopening bash on August 25.

  • Do you know what phase of your cycle it is, Capricorn?

  • Your Face in Mine explores rebooting your genetic history.