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Best in Print

July 5-July 11
Best in PrintHow Las Vegas became Hair Metal, U.S.A
Homegrown talent and onetime hitmakers have made the Valley into the new capital of spandex and swagger read article
Best in PrintOne Las Vegas chef’s defense of foie gras
It’s now banned in California. One Las Vegas chef says that’s a mistake read article
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The Intersection

The IntersectionCoolican measures how far downtown has to go, one step at a time
After watching the Las Vegas Philharmonic blow the doors off the Smith Center recently, my date and I wanted to have dinner downtown. We stood ... more
The IntersectionLooking at the history of prostitution in Las Vegas
It’s simply not enough to describe prostitution as the ‘world’s oldest profession’ and leave it at that. more
Declaring a disaster could save North Las Vegas millions, but what will it lose?
The application of an obscure Nevada statute might save jobs, but may come at a price. more
The IntersectionSaved by Obamacare
She celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling by paying her insurance bill. Gratefully. more
The IntersectionMeet the chef’s favorite: farm forager Kerry Clasby
Vegas’ top fresh food liaison shares the goods. more
Not-so-tough guys: Bikers sue local police for targeting and harassment
Seventy-eight plaintiffs are seeking $12 million in damages from Metro and North Las Vegas police. more
The IntersectionCoolican measures how far downtown has to go, one step at a time
After watching the Las Vegas Philharmonic blow the doors off the Smith Center recently, my date and I wanted to have dinner downtown. We stood ... more
The IntersectionLocal ladies show their fancy footwork during the D’s dancing dealer auditions
“I tried to choreograph something that wouldn’t intimidate the auditionees,” the choreographer said. more
The IntersectionCoolican measures how far downtown has to go, one step at a time
After watching the Las Vegas Philharmonic blow the doors off the Smith Center recently, my date and I wanted to have dinner downtown. We stood ... more
The IntersectionGetting pumped up
Grunting. Screaming. Whatever it takes to win. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: A battery that can be spray-painted on and more
Also, the county grants “amnesty” to those who worked on their homes without permits. more

Nightlife

NightlifeAt Freakin’ Frog’s cask tastings, the brews are as fresh as they get
Rare beers, fresh from the cask’s tap. Does it get much better than that? more
NightlifeAlesso on working with Sebastian Ingrosso, EDC and more
Also, the DJs he’d want in his own DJ trio like Swedish House Mafia. more
NightlifeThe perfect match: At Tivoli Village’s Kabuki, a cocktail to pair with sushi
Don’t ruin that palate and drink this. more
NightlifeHot Spots: Rob Dyrdek at The Bank, Avicii at Encore Beach Club and more
Also, Redfoo returns to Marquee for Party Rock Monday. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentHair metal memories
Local PR pro reminisces on Vegas rock connections. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat do hair metal rockers (and insiders) think of the term ‘hair metal’?
Can we get a fan in here? more
Arts and EntertainmentWho’s ready for football? Setting two unders for week 1
In the Broncos-Steelers and Eagles-Browns games, bet on the under more
Arts and EntertainmentFlo Rogers on Flo Rida
Nevada Public Radio GM (and one-time radio DJ) Flo Rogers reviews rapper Flo Rida’s latest album more
Arts and EntertainmentMartin Short scores laughs at the Mirage with his character impersonations and more
To boot: a rather hilarious joke about the local Kardashian Khaos store. more
Arts and EntertainmentZak Ostrowski transforms P3 Studio into a wooden wonderland
‘Morphological Alchemy’ runs through July 15 at the Cosmopolitan. more
Arts and EntertainmentWhere to go, who to hear and what to eat and drink this week
Also, what television show to see. more
Arts and EntertainmentThe CAC’s latest exhibit, ‘Garden of Forking Paths,’ thrills even as it bewilders
The collaborative showing is on display through August 18. more
Arts and EntertainmentHorror meets humor in Abigail Goldman’s crime scene dioramas
‘Little Lives,’ showing at Trifecta, straddles a fine, dark line more
Arts and EntertainmentBesmirching innocent imagery with ‘Past Time’
Trifecta exhibit skews nursery-time narratives. more

Screen

ScreenOliver Stone’s latest, ‘Savages,’ lacks his former edge
In his heyday, Stone wrote a truly lunatic drug movie, Scarface, which earned the word “savage.” Savages is more like a snooze. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘To Rome With Love’
The latest Woody Allen flick hits theaters Friday. more
Rather than rehashing, Spider-Man’s latest storytellers should try on these plotlines
Because we didn’t need another origin story. more
ScreenThe new ‘Spider-Man’: an amazing retread
The Amazing Spider-Man is a tired superhero rehash. more
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Taste

Amuse (bouche) yourself with this Le Cirque dish
TasteWith a few simple substitutions, you can do this dish at home.
Carla Pellegrino talks food bibles and wooden spoons
TasteThe Trop chef also digs the Trop’s comedy club.
Delicious new reasons to love Frank & Fina's Cocina
TasteCozy Mexican joint adds new flavor with menu expansion.
New noodle alert: do the ChaCha to Sunset
TastePan-Asian noodles and soups lead off this colorful menu.
Bite Now: bacon and onion batard
TasteNo one has ever complained about too much bacon.

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CD Cover Flo Rogers on Flo Rida
Nevada Public Radio GM (and one-time radio DJ) Flo Rogers reviews rapper Flo Rida's latest album
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Fiona Apple's first release in years was well worth waiting for
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CD Cover Neil Young
And you didn't know "Oh Susannah" could rock out.
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Cocktail of the Week Jul 4, 2012
by Sabrina Chapman

The perfect match: At Tivoli Village’s Kabuki, a cocktail to pair with sushi

The people behind sushi for all mankind are now the people behind cocktails for all mankind. Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, named after traditional Japanese theater performed during the 17th century for ...
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