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Shame on Chicago

January 8th, 2011

The Windy City could learn a little something from Las Vegas' food truck scene.

  • Weekly writer Mark Adams recaps the facial hair festivities of the Silverton's Mustachio Bashio.

  • High speed meatball eating goes wrong for one Weekly staffer

  • The new Hot 'n' Juicy is being offered exclusively in Las Vegas. How does it stack up?

  • The news is good or bad, depending on your personal belief system.

  • Sometimes it seems like all the cool stuff happens in other cities.

  • The Birdman raised funds for a Vegas skatepark with a few of his star friends.

  • What Christina Aguilera and Cher's new movie can teach us about our fine city.

  • This playmate and "Crazy Horse Paris" guest star is a 19 years old, but you couldn’t tell that by looking at her.

  • Chris Pastras and Ben Snowden talk Vegas, life choices and the Harlem Globetrotters.

  • How many live shows can you squeeze into 48 hours?

  • Laughing at gravity (and lunch) during a 400-foot rappel down the Rio.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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."

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

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

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

  • 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.