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State of the Valley

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

Minority report

August 21st, 2008

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

  • As We See It

    Whether Robert Kennedy would have made a good president is unknowable. All that is certain is that during his campaign he convinced millions of Americans ...

  • As We See It

    The green crowd is at it again, this time pushing for wind farms throughout much of the West and Great Plains. TV commercials are appearing ...

  • As We See It

    It’s ridiculous, just plain ridiculous to assume that Gov. Jim Gibbons used any political influence to receive a special designation that lowered his annual property ...

  • As We See It

    We’re reeling from a series of jolts: $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, neighborhoods shaken by empty homes, rapidly rising food prices, growing unemployment and a war in its ...

  • Foreclosures

    The young couple stands in their Summerlin driveway, an impromptu yard sale illustrating their plight. They need cash. Their house, once the symbol of a ...

  • As We See It

    Sales are down. Tips are off. Work is disappearing. The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent from 5 percent in May, the largest jump ...

  • As We See It

    There’s always the Duke with his sing-song voice, the miles of attitude that stretched from mesa to mesa and that athletic swagger. Surrounded by marauding ...

  • Dining News

    Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.

  • Dining News

    Also, Tom's Urban is joining Shake Shack on the Strip, and the Foodie Fest is going big this month.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Joe Downtown

    downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they ...

  • Las Vegas

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the ...

  • Music

    The ladies represent, extreme PDA and why Future Islands' frontman sounded like Cookie Monster after a bottle of whiskey.

  • Music

    There, I said it. And I’ve got no shame in my blame game.

  • Film

    Superheroes, sequels and a sex tape: Weekly's look at the upcoming season's flicks.

  • Chef Talk

    "The only thing you can tell me to top this is I'm opening on the moon next week. It's really overwhelming."

  • Breaking News

    Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. The explosive was attached to a rental ...

  • Music

    Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

  • Music

    Following a Letterman video that went viral, the band made their Vegas debut Wednesday night.

  • Music

    MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil are partnering with the organizer for a mammoth, multi-stage event.

  • Weekly Q&A

    As managing director of Wynn and Encore salons since 2013, Claude Baruk is working on a massive reinvention of the former while transforming hair at ...

  • Fine Art

    Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.

  • Dining

    When every 'hood has a French bakery-café like this one, then we’ll know we’ve arrived.

  • Music

    Don't get caught in the proverbial (dust) storm!

  • Breaking News

    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said ...

  • As We See It

    The Linq boutique gave Breaking Bad's Walter White his signature head-topper.