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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.

  • 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.