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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.

  • Festival's 2015 edition set for May 23-25 in Downtown Las Vegas.

  • They could've been Danny B & The Douche Missiles.

  • Zappa seemed to relish the notion of flipping off Sin City at every opportunity.

  • How far would you go to be extraordinary?

  • Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • The most common mistake they make is thinking bigger equals better.

  • The program places local youth from single-parent and low-income homes on skate teams, pairing them with adult skate mentors.

  • "That seemed to be the right thing to do. Let’s do an album dedicated to all of our drunk, dead friends."

  • Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band handed out pizza. #MetaMoment

  • Plus David Sedaris at Smith Center and secret pot stickers.

  • Black celebrates his first EP with a release party on November 21.

  • And there's still time to donate! But seriously, check out her donation reminder videos. You won't be disappointed.

  • The stars align and just when you think it’s never going to happen, it happens ... to someone else.

  • The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • From Pleasantville to I Love You Phillip Morris, a look back at the strongest work from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

  • Also, Hot Water Music at Fremont Country Club and Death From Above 1979 at Brooklyn Bowl. Find all the details here!