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The Playground

I'm gonna jump

October 5th, 2010

Rappelling 500 feet down the side of the Rio in the name of a good cause.

  • Another week, another list making Las Vegas look bad.

  • The story behind an unexplained guest star at the guitar legend's special performance.

  • For people too lazy to actually watch television.

  • Is there enough room in this world for both ranch and bleu cheese lovers?

  • Las Vegas is the nation's 41st manliest city. Blame me.

  • Lesson of the week: Ask and you shall receive.

  • Paris Hilton, Snoop, Ne-Yo, Reggie Bush, Vanilla Ice, Chelsea Handler, Sam Worthington...

  • Seafood, Snoop Dogg and why Barbara Fairchild says you don't need to go to Paris.

  • The Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork'd was high density deliciousness.

  • From "midget hang from a guy's testicles" to "hamgorguesa muy picante" in less than three hours.

  • At an afterhours sake tasting, the food fest let its Vegas show.

  • 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.

  • Cut it out! Uncle Joey talks the recent Full House reunion, clean comedy in Vegas and more.

  • Sexy, vintage and alluring, the 40-by-60-inch billboard collages combine fashion illustrations (from old Harper’s Bazaar magazines) and enhanced photographs of models, as well as other printed imagery.

  • With production from Alex Rose of Minus the Bear, the EP showcases the group's robust indie-folk.

  • If the band's goal was to leave everyone confused, they succeeded.

  • The bells are about to ring for you, Libra.

  • The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...

  • For a superstorm, this tornado underwhelms.

  • On the night “Vegas Nocturne” closed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Spiegelworld founder and self-styled impresario Ross Mollison raised a champagne glass and proclaimed, “ ‘Vegas Nocturne’ is a hit!” Since that night on July 12, the show has not been heard from ...

  • Weekly Q&A: The new conductor discusses exposing audiences to new music, his background in opera and more.

  • Robin Barcus Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting is a producer and judge on Skin Wars premiering August 6.

  • The 25-year-old discusses his climb to the top (hat) with Slash, Alice Cooper and ... dinosaurs?

  • Read it with Spotify open, so you can hear the past come alive.

  • O'Malley's followup is just as inventive as Scott Pilgrim.