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How to ... Find your spirit cheese! Break an apple with your bare hands! Make the perfect mixtape! Speak teen! Our guide to becoming a more awesome you.

The How-To Issue: Your manual for becoming a more impressive human

October 16th, 2014

How to ... Find your spirit cheese! Break an apple with your bare hands! Make the perfect mixtape! Speak teen! Our guide to becoming a more awesome you.

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  • From discounts on ceremonies to matching bands, lucrative promos are being offered to LGBTQ couples wishing to wed.

    From discounts on ceremonies to matching bands, lucrative promos are being offered to LGBTQ couples wishing to wed.

  • We decided to play moderator! Feel free to take none of this seriously.

    We decided to play moderator! Feel free to take none of this seriously.

  • Was it only seven years ago that Miles and I held a “commitment ceremony” in that fabulous suite at the Palms, “officiated” by a rabbi who choked up because he’d never presided over such a “wedding”?

    Was it only seven years ago that Miles and I held a “commitment ceremony” in that fabulous suite at the Palms, “officiated” by a rabbi who choked up because he’d never presided over such a “wedding”?

  • Millionaire Chess: What happens when the "ancient sport" moves its pieces onto the Strip?

    Millionaire Chess: What happens when the "ancient sport" moves its pieces onto the Strip?

  • Sin City Saints arrives later this year.
  • How are local entities like McCarran and the health department preparing?

    How are local entities like McCarran and the health department preparing?

  • Chatting with Charles Bock, Jennifer 8 Lee, Aimee Bender and Mac King.

    Chatting with Charles Bock, Jennifer 8 Lee, Aimee Bender and Mac King.

  • Steampunk wenches, brave knights and a giant roasted turkey leg.

    Steampunk wenches, brave knights and a giant roasted turkey leg.

  • "Ideas exist nowhere and no when."

    "Ideas exist nowhere and no when."

  • Think wax. And exposed nether regions.
  • It can be done, but not without sacrifice.

    It can be done, but not without sacrifice.

  • It's kind of like putting on a condom. Do it wrong, and you’re f*cked.

    It's kind of like putting on a condom. Do it wrong, and you’re f*cked.

  • "Cleanliness brings happiness."
  • Poof! You're an astronaut.
  • Yeet? Fleek? Cinnamon apple? Kids these days ...

    Yeet? Fleek? Cinnamon apple? Kids these days ...

  • Leave it to Las Vegas nightlife to devise a way to throw pool parties in the winter.

    Leave it to Las Vegas nightlife to devise a way to throw pool parties in the winter.

  • Plus, Jason Strauss hints at new Tao Group venues.

    Plus, Jason Strauss hints at new Tao Group venues.

  • Also, an "Adult Halloween Bash" at the Sheri's Ranch brothel. Yes, brothel.

    Also, an "Adult Halloween Bash" at the Sheri's Ranch brothel. Yes, brothel.

  • You don't have to sacrifice craft for what tourists crave at the Monte Carlo watering hole.

    You don't have to sacrifice craft for what tourists crave at the Monte Carlo watering hole.

  • On his gold-plated Pioneer mixer prize:  “You could make a lot of gold chains!"

    On his gold-plated Pioneer mixer prize: “You could make a lot of gold chains!"

  • Step 1: Go to Dino's. A lot.

    Step 1: Go to Dino's. A lot.

  • And Branford Marsalis at UNLV.
  • He got naked last time he played here. He's got an explanation.

    He got naked last time he played here. He's got an explanation.

  • You might want to just listen to the soon-to-be-released album instead.

    You might want to just listen to the soon-to-be-released album instead.

  • That they were an opening act for Blink-182 almost seems like a crime.

    That they were an opening act for Blink-182 almost seems like a crime.

  • This was Downtown's best indie dance party in some time.

    This was Downtown's best indie dance party in some time.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

    “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

    Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

  • Absorbed in pieces, the fourth album from LA retro-rockers Foxygen works slightly better than it does as an 82-minute adventure, but that’s not saying much.

    Absorbed in pieces, the fourth album from LA retro-rockers Foxygen works slightly better than it does as an 82-minute adventure, but that’s not saying much.

  • Unravelling teeters between the band’s careening angst and its newfound embrace of deliberate arrangements and expanded instrumentation.

    Unravelling teeters between the band’s careening angst and its newfound embrace of deliberate arrangements and expanded instrumentation.

  • "Art doesn’t choose anybody. It’s for everybody."

    "Art doesn’t choose anybody. It’s for everybody."

  • Do we really need one more book about a lunatic chopping people up and the cops who finally stop him?

    Do we really need one more book about a lunatic chopping people up and the cops who finally stop him?

  • A mix of local and national writers will discuss their craft, telling stories and talking on issues pertaining to literature, society and writing.

    A mix of local and national writers will discuss their craft, telling stories and talking on issues pertaining to literature, society and writing.

  • The comic features a green-skinned Halloween witch, a black cat and an anthropomorphic owl (because he's funnier that way).

    The comic features a green-skinned Halloween witch, a black cat and an anthropomorphic owl (because he's funnier that way).

  • He used getting up on stage to help overcome his social anxiety.

    He used getting up on stage to help overcome his social anxiety.

  • It doesn't pack quite the emotional punch you'd expect.

    It doesn't pack quite the emotional punch you'd expect.

  • Having exhausted police and crime stories in LA, David Ayer tackles the unrelenting intensity of WW2 tank warfare.

    Having exhausted police and crime stories in LA, David Ayer tackles the unrelenting intensity of WW2 tank warfare.

  • With The Best of Me opening this week, we break down the many recurring themes of the films based on his novels.

    With The Best of Me opening this week, we break down the many recurring themes of the films based on his novels.

  • If you liked The Full Monty, you'll love this.

    If you liked The Full Monty, you'll love this.

  • And the animation sucks, too!
  • The biggest complaints from fans? It's too short.

    The biggest complaints from fans? It's too short.

  • This year's installment is packed with unique underground films, including plenty of horror and exploitation movies.

    This year's installment is packed with unique underground films, including plenty of horror and exploitation movies.

  • The Chicago takeover continues with this fiery new Chinese restaurant.

    The Chicago takeover continues with this fiery new Chinese restaurant.

  • There’s plenty of variety here, different styles of fried rice, bowls and sushi, along with salads and appetizers.

    There’s plenty of variety here, different styles of fried rice, bowls and sushi, along with salads and appetizers.

  • This pasta dish has a lighter touch but doesn't scale back the flavor.

    This pasta dish has a lighter touch but doesn't scale back the flavor.

  • This well-traveled chef runs the show at Planet Hollywood's PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

    This well-traveled chef runs the show at Planet Hollywood's PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

  • Sherry Landen, sous chef at Downtown breakfast phenom Eat, shares which eggs to cook for a variety of occasions.

    Sherry Landen, sous chef at Downtown breakfast phenom Eat, shares which eggs to cook for a variety of occasions.

  • Don't be scared. Get that adobada.

    Don't be scared. Get that adobada.

  • Taste, taste, taste. How else will you know what makes your eyes flutter?

    Taste, taste, taste. How else will you know what makes your eyes flutter?

  • Think only Superman can split an apple without a knife? So, so wrong.

    Think only Superman can split an apple without a knife? So, so wrong.

  • Don't know how to attack the buffet? Let us show you the way.

    Don't know how to attack the buffet? Let us show you the way.