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Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve happened?”

How the Mirage remade Las Vegas

November 20th, 2014

Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve happened?”

  • Time included "feminist" in its annual online "word banishment" poll last week, lumping it in with expressions of the moment like "bae," "turnt" and "yaaasssss."

    Time included "feminist" in its annual online "word banishment" poll last week, lumping it in with expressions of the moment like "bae," "turnt" and "yaaasssss."

  • Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • After the team's seriously successful season, perhaps Rebel fans should move the tailgate party back to campus next fall.

    After the team's seriously successful season, perhaps Rebel fans should move the tailgate party back to campus next fall.

  • And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.

    And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.

  • A decade later, a former forum participant returns to find out: Are teens still debating the same issues?

    A decade later, a former forum participant returns to find out: Are teens still debating the same issues?

  • Poland totally gets us!
  • "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

  • Waiting for a great moment at the race's "Sewage Outlet" obstacle.

    Waiting for a great moment at the race's "Sewage Outlet" obstacle.

  • Weekly's new EIC says hello.
  • A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

    A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

  • Checking in with the veteran off-Strip venue.
  • Also, a Rebel Pride edition of GBDC and Adore Delano at Piranha.

    Also, a Rebel Pride edition of GBDC and Adore Delano at Piranha.

  • Find conventional favorites like the Black Velvet—along with unique concoctions—at beer bars and Irish pubs around the Valley.

    Find conventional favorites like the Black Velvet—along with unique concoctions—at beer bars and Irish pubs around the Valley.

  • Also: More NYE talent announcements!
  • The most common mistake they make is thinking bigger equals better.

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

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

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

  • A complicated piece that appears deceptively simple in its execution.

    A complicated piece that appears deceptively simple in its execution.

  • File this Thomas Pynchon novel under "film adaptations book lovers long for."

    File this Thomas Pynchon novel under "film adaptations book lovers long for."

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

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

  • Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

    Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

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

    Plus David Sedaris at Smith Center and secret pot stickers.

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

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

  • Remember when you had to drive to LA to catch your favorite indie bands?

    Remember when you had to drive to LA to catch your favorite indie bands?

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

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

  • Not a worthy comeback effort for country music's biggest seller.

    Not a worthy comeback effort for country music's biggest seller.

  • The New York indie act's latest finds them regaining their footing.

    The New York indie act's latest finds them regaining their footing.

  • The Canadian house/techno duo sidesteps the dancefloor.

    The Canadian house/techno duo sidesteps the dancefloor.

  • Ellis is at his best when his eye leads him serendipitously to the winning frame.

    Ellis is at his best when his eye leads him serendipitously to the winning frame.

  • Learn from the lessons of Casablanca, Taurus.

    Learn from the lessons of Casablanca, Taurus.

  • Mockingjay - Part 1 sets the stage for a more satisfying finale to the series.

    Mockingjay - Part 1 sets the stage for a more satisfying finale to the series.

  • Battle Royale, Code 46 and more.
  •  Over-the-top camp or disturbing psychological thriller? The movie never succeeds at either.

    Over-the-top camp or disturbing psychological thriller? The movie never succeeds at either.

  • Not all of them can feature beloved characters like Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story.

    Not all of them can feature beloved characters like Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story.

  • The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

    The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

  • Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

  • Borrow these eclectic dishes to add something different to your turkey-day table.

    Borrow these eclectic dishes to add something different to your turkey-day table.

  • This year’s event featured 408 competitors in 11 categories, with nine defending champions, eight countries and 25 locals in the mix.

    This year’s event featured 408 competitors in 11 categories, with nine defending champions, eight countries and 25 locals in the mix.