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The Playground

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 concert posters to old-school gadgetry, Vic Wilburn has fine-tuned his favorite spot in the house.

  • Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • "My plan is to play the first show, gauge the reaction and season to taste after that."

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

  • "If I could pull a Beatles move and just make records, I think I would be really happy."

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

  • Brett Bolton showed off new tunes and some serious visual eye food.

  • Where does hip-hop fit in—and how can you get booked at Bunkhouse?

  • The Masterworks concert featuring Deborah Voigt is the stuff of dreams.

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

  • What makes their show so fun? Organic herbs, booze and stretching.

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

  • The Emmy-nominated actress discusses projects outside OITNB, her go-to cocktail and how Jubilee is a "kiki."

  • Kitze + The CPUs' tech-heavy show includes projection-mapped visuals, drum pads—and a joystick.

  • The band has reached its end—but the future is bright for its members.

  • “Deep down I feel like I have this hippie kind of spirit.”

  • But the cartoonist says his latest graphic novel isn’t autobiographical.