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Best in Print

MAY 14 - MAY 20
Best in PrintSun and heat everywhere!
So where’s the power? read article
Best in PrintMasked and anonymous
Through the magic of silicone, Weekly writer Rick Lax becomes one of the elderly—with surprising results read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

Tiny Little Rant: No lotto
We’re not sure what’s ticking us off more—the fact that Gov. Jim Gibbons can’t remember whether he’s for or against state lotteries, or the fact ... more
The IntersectionFeel the space—and space, and space …
Yes, it’s all a bit obscene in this economy, these enormous houses with their dozen flat-screen TVs and their nouveau riche mediocrity of taste, but ... more
The IntersectionWe need an (expensive) drink
As you read this, your state legislature is considering “sin taxes” on both tobacco and alcohol, both of which would hike prices way past your ... more
The IntersectionTwo fantasies
Comparing the two most notorious documents connected to our city: Jay Bybee’s torture memos and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. more
Tiny Little Rant: No lotto
We’re not sure what’s ticking us off more—the fact that Gov. Jim Gibbons can’t remember whether he’s for or against state lotteries, or the fact ... more
The IntersectionVanilla Mike?
Tyson brings the audience closer to the former “baddest man on the planet” than most are comfortable being. Will Rebranding Tyson for the age of ... more

Nightlife

NightlifeThe Back Alley Bar and beyond
Two nights, too many drinks, so many ways things could go wrong at Downtown Cocktail Room and the Back Alley Bar. more
NightlifePenthouse plays the Dead Man’s Hand, welcomes Crazy Horse III
Remember when a strip club was just a strip club? Fans of Penthouse and Obsession Afterhours already know those days are gone. But then, Penthouse ... more
NightlifeJohn Good—Ridin’ high
Have you got a ticket to ride? John Good can ensure it’s the ride of a lifetime. For seven years he’s been manning the controls ... more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentThe day after … and the day after that and the day after that …
When the guys in skinny jeans and girls with nothing but strategically placed electrical tape are gone, The day after… will no doubt still be ... more
Arts and EntertainmentWalk. Look. Learn, dammit!
Hard up for entertainment but soft in the pocketbook? Maybe it’s time to get some fresh air and feed your head at the same time. more
Arts and EntertainmentHigh School Musical on crack
Glee, the extremely weird new show from Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy, opens like it’s going to be High School Musical 4: a squad of high-school ... more
Arts and EntertainmentA Drifting Life
Yoshihiro Tatsumi was virtually unknown in the U.S. until 2005, when Drawn and Quarterly began publishing collections of his short works of gekiga, the term ... more
Arts and EntertainmentArtists in the making
Each spring, a fresh crop of young artists leave the nest, manically fluctuating between tentative curiosity and outright ballsiness while visions of art stardom dance ... more
Arts and EntertainmentChatting with legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow
What was it like cross-examining your friend, legendary American lawyer William Jennings Bryan, during the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925? more
Arts and EntertainmentGet jamming!
We wouldn’t have expected seats to be left for this, but they were at press time. more
Arts and EntertainmentIt’s the truth: Leopold and His Fiction is back
Leopold and His Fiction, the San Francisco three-pieced who thrilled crowds at Neon Reverb, is back for two Las Vegas shows. more
Arts and EntertainmentOh no, she didn’t
Damn, but Vegas looks good! And that’s about the best thing I can say about Katy Perry’s newest video, “Waking Up in Vegas.” more
Arts and EntertainmentDisco inferno
listening to Afghan Raiders work through their late-Saturday electro set, we wish the duo was set up behind the club—not in lieu of the monthly ... more
Arts and EntertainmentEmpty space
It appears Wasted Space’s Tuesday-night experiment has ended, or mostly so. The club began hosting live “indie” nights aimed at bringing in locals last year, ... more
Arts and EntertainmentGreen Day
Breakdown, another politically conscious rock opera, in some ways even more grandiose than Idiot, is a big album in every way. People looking for American ... more
Arts and EntertainmentThe Crystal Method
Crystal Method has always been successful at merging electronic and rock music. Credit the onetime Las Vegans’ ability to sculpt fat techno beats, breezy ambient ... more
Arts and EntertainmentBooker T.
You might know Booker T. Jones from his star turn fronting Booker T. & The MGs in the 1960s, or from his days backing and ... more

Screen

Four questions with Tyson director James Toback
What was Mike Tyson’s reaction to seeing himself portrayed in the biopic Tyson? “He said, ‘It’s like a Greek tragedy; he only problem is I’m ... more
ScreenPunch drunk
Toback’s latest film, titled Tyson , is an intimate documentary about the director’s old friend, and Toback affords Tyson the same sort of indulgence he’s ... more
ScreenNot trashy enough
Trashy airport novels frequently make better movies than do works of serious literature, oddly enough. So you’d think that Dan Brown’s atrociously written—and yet compulsively ... more

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Taste

Pita perfection
TasteOkay, let’s not bullshit each other here. I’m not going to pretend I can tell you whether the food at Kabob Korner is “authentic” in the sense that it tastes like what you’d get in the Middle East. (Never been there.)
Feasting on bone marrow
Toby Young arrived in Las Vegas last week. He can’t confirm whether he’s here to reprise his role as guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, but given the Rules of Television, which state that every reality program must have at least one British judge, it’s a safe bet.
The happily-ever-after bar
TasteParasol up is the type of bar that looks best from the outside looking in. The bar is the adult version of a Christmas-toy display window that you can press your nose against and wish on.

Horoscopes

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CD Cover Booker T.
You might know Booker T. Jones from his star turn fronting Booker T. & The MGs in the 1960s, or from his days backing and producing soul legends like Otis ...
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CD Cover Green Day
Breakdown, another politically conscious rock opera, in some ways even more grandiose than Idiot, is a big album in every way. People looking for American Idiot, only more, will probably ...
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CD Cover Steve Earle
It was never so much a matter of if, as when Earle would record an album covering Townes Van Zandt and he has lovingly worked up this 15-track tribute.
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Cocktail of the Week

Cocktail of the Week May 14, 2009
by Xania Woodman

LBS Adult Root Beer Float 

No, you haven’t died and gone to heaven. But yes, the classic soda-shoppe treat has gotten a Sin City makeover by LBS bar manager Marc Iwamoto, who pairs his very ...
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