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  • Kirk Spahn needs buzz for his new Vegas liqueur, Ty Ku. How to get it? Guerrilla marketing at Sundance, of course.

  • Our Picks of the Week

  • In movies and politics, silence speaks volumes

  • Old Joy

  • Stupendous Sunday

  • Notes toward a new way of thinking about art and Sin City

  • All the ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT You Can Eat

  • We may not have a rapper on the top of the charts but the city has played a role in songs from hip-hop’s finest.

  • Tommy Rocker ponders the eternal question: To strip or not to strip

  • On the scene at the Miss America pageant

  • Peggy Plots Your Planets

  • Tuaca's annual Body Art Ball aligns form, function and funny

  • Yeah, dude's playing a video game. So?

  • Comedy Central looks for its next star in Sarah Silverman

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • Criticized by the sheriff, stung by violence and shut out by casinos, Vegas hip-hop was on the ropes. No longer. Damon Hodge explores the reasons–and ...

  • Jada Fire

  • Sai India Curry offers a variety of food from all around the subcontinent

  • Because I Said So

  • Are waitresses really starving as a result of the smoking ban?

  • This Week's Special Events

  • We cherish the groups they left behind, but we also flipped for what came next:

  • In Venus, Peter O'Toole romances a girl, but he's really putting the moves on Oscar

  • Not everyone deserves to be a star

  • Venezuelan singer chases her dream to Vegas

  • New York we ain't. But Vegas is quickly amassing a large discography and filmography. Here, we review some of the most recent releases.

  • Sonic Transportation, Coming to Town, Keith Morris of Circle Jerks, Eye on Coachella

  • The Good German

  • L'art du nu

  • Justin Timberlake

  • A memoir of love and loss with a hell of a soundtrack

  • 'Here's the point: Gay stereotypes are hilarious! It's true, except, it's not.'

  • SSION mixes costumes and collages

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • Pedaling along with a punk cycling collective as it takes on the Boulevard

  • Tom Oakes of the Higher, High School Musical, Everclear, Coming to Town

  • Millions in debt, reeling from scandal and unable to attract paying patients, is it time for our lone public hospital to go private?

  • Peggy Plots Your Planets

  • A California gambling advisor, Dr. Bob, influences the Vegas books

  • Gehry shows his madcap creative process

  • It won't make you forget the glories of Rome, but you'll still enjoy Lucio

  • All the ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT You Can Eat

  • Top Political Leaders Weigh in On Big Issues

  • Smokin' Aces

  • Well, maybe. Global warming, dwindling oil, the wrath of God—things could get dicey soon. Thankfully, basic cable is preparing us for the apocalypse.

  • From the creepy Crumb to the wannabe Addams Family to the Hulk, here are some comics to cuddle up with

  • Ronn R. Nicolli

  • One word's strange evolution from bad (meaning bad) to bad (meaning good)

  • Tideland

  • Notes on a Scandal doesn't get deep enough into the 'deranged mind' of Judi Dench

  • Lily Allen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, Kristin Hersh, Deerhoof, Kenny Wayne Shepherd

  • Catch and Release

  • Warning—Extreme Happy Hour is not for amateurs

  • This Week's Special Events

  • Peggy Plots Your Planets

  • This Week's Special Events

  • Lunacy

  • A new book explains authentic, healthy cuisine

  • With Letters From Iwo Jima, Clint Eastwood completes his WWII masterpiece

  • Myrna Williams tells it like it was

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • 'This is the way porn stars should be, I think, bad-ass and free, connected to their bodies but not overly reverent about it.'

  • Damon Hodge lists top legislative issues

  • A tricky little argument embracing our state's ills

  • Indulgence becomes de rigueur after a year-long Affair

  • Hail to the Queen!

  • Notes on the Dog Whisperer and the vicious superiority of small canines

  • Slow to Surface, Double Down New York, Punk is Dead

  • Three comics that take you from the horrific to the mundane

  • Visual ingenuity and fierce storytelling mark the films of the Mexican New Wave

  • The Nugget lights up Fremont

  • The Last King of Scotland

  • Pondering the nature of cinema on a late-night bar run

  • If it weren't for Iwao Takamoto, those kids never would have meddled at all

  • Come Early Morning

  • A DVD that teaches irrational behavior, awesomely

  • Sci Fi's latest original series is a supernatural dud

  • You won't find many Michelin stars at these restaurants—just great stick-to-your-ribs food at a fair price. That's America, pal.

  • All the ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT You Can Eat

  • Fact is a relative concept in Fiction, a drama of dueling diaries

  • Talking with attorney Jonathon Forstel, founder of the Intellectual Discussion Group

  • Lindsey Buckingham, NOFX's Fat Mike, Coming to Town

  • A few words with the contestant you love to hate—or hate to love—on Bravo's Top Chef

  • Pan's Labyrinth is a dark and timely fairy tale

  • The Shins, Ghostface Killah, John Mellencamp, Stars of Track and Field, Of Montreal, Lee Hazlewood

  • Barbara Buckley takes it to the top.

  • Onstage

  • Arthur and the Invisibles

  • This Week's Special Events

  • Dr. James Tate is in a brouhaha after taking a swing at a woman

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal is magnetic as a woman battered by existence but hanging on in Sherrybaby

  • Candy

  • CineVegas and others look to bolster alternative film in Las Vegas

  • Alpha Dog

  • What's lost when we no longer have the record-store experience?

  • Pedro Almodovar's latest finds a group of women confronting infidelity and resurrection

  • Talking with Bobcat Goldthwait, whose film opens the new CineVegas Art House Screening Series

  • The Painted Veil

  • Whether it's $12 million or $5, call in the authorities, there's a payout in dispute

  • Switchfoot, Sloan, Carly Simon, America

  • Support the Revolution!

  • All the ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT You Can Eat

  • Peggy Plots Your Planets

  • A trio of comics that stretch the boundaries of the medium

  • For artist Sean Jones, the theme park is a lifelong fascination

  • Sleeping Dogs Lie

  • Our top picks for enchanting, ridiculous, notable gizmos!

  • The Reverend Horton Heat, The Cheetah Girls, Albert Hammond Jr. and Moving Units

  • This Greek grill doesn't rely on the all-purpose ‘ethnic' spice to achieve good taste

  • Stomp the Yard

  • The best of the upcoming releases

  • Christina Pitzer

  • Mash Notes, Hate Mail, Urgent Communiqués, Secret Messages, Thesis Pieces

  • Not just for sweaters anymore

  • Girls, Girls, Girls

  • Overheard, Bonk and Nerdcore Hip-Hop

  • Communal, sexually adventurous, intensely spiritual, Vampyra and her clan are "otherkin" who call Las Vegas home

  • For all its bold color, this Chinese imperial saga doesn't have much kick

  • This Week's Special Events

  • Don't get too far into 2007 without hearing some overlooked gems from 2006

  • Ali Baba's Lebanese cuisine deserves to be experienced

  • Are the chancellor's harsh words behind the Rebels' winning streak?

  • Old novelists still show signs of life, even as the times and tech pass them by

  • Asking the public for input into a misunderstood cop-judging process might make matters more confusing

  • 2007: A Look Ahead

  • Youth is served, again; Eclectically dead; Big B's: 1996-2006

  • Peggy Plots Your Planets

  • Partying Miss Nevada USA isn't the only one who sought a second chance

  • All the ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT You Can Eat

  • Platinum makes Thursdays McDreamy

  • Children of Men

  • An Essay on the Virtue of Sin City. And of America.

  • Freedom Writers

  • Two comics stretch our sense of time and place

  • Todd Field sells immature condescension in Little Children

  • One step forward and two steps back for adult animation on cable

  • It's pool builder vs. contractors board – but is it a fair match?

  • Perfume is as close to Smell-O-Vision as it gets

  • Nas, Eminem, Daughtry, Taylor Hicks, The Evens

  • A Prive affair