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  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    J. Patrick Coolican takes a tour with the experts.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    "Hewetson wins big points for bringing students from illiteracy to proficiency."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

    "We can either use our hard times to set up the next period of growth and prosperity, or sit around waiting for the good ol’ days to return."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican spends some time with Robert De Niro, Pee-wee Herman and more.

  • Mob Museum

    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican examines the "things were better when the Mob ran this town" argument.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican detects an old-boys club in town.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

    "To have a cubicle army, Florida might say, we must have Foster the People for their earbuds."

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

    A guy is taking a photo of a kink woman in latex who is in turn taking photos of lifelike polymer sex dolls, also in latex.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

    Although construction of large resorts is on hold, numerous properties are in the middle of big renovation projects.

  • Technology

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

    "Finally, I can check Facebook in the pool."

  • 12towatchin2012

    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

    If he can get enough Republicans elected, he could wind up majority leader.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

    The Daily Beast ranks Las Vegas No. 14 of America's drunkest cities. Is this accurately reflective of our city?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican offers a forecast (with provisions) for 2012.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

    Metro has changed its focus from prostitutes to pimps.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

    The burning question: was the water really tainted?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

    Columnist J. Patrick Coolican hits the Stiletto Dash, a phone bank and Freakshow wrestling.

  • Politics

    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican gives his thoughts on the upcoming political season.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

    J. Patrick Coolican explains how a terrible economy translated to great property values

  • Gaming

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

    With online gambling seemingly on the horizon, how about an app that keeps us in check?

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

    A recent dinner at Quail Hollow Farm in Overton was squashed by regulators. Was it necessary?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

    Local writers explore the idea in a new book titled 'Fade Sag Crumble.'.

  • UNLV

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

    American higher education’s significant weaknesses give UNLV an opportunity to distinguish itself.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican spends a night on Fremont Street with supporters of the movement.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

    “It’s a Mob story. It really is.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

    At his Italian eatery, your pasta is served with Gaetano Palmeri's choice fillets of wisdom.

  • Business

    Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

    The spread of sports betting kiosks at bars certainly seems like a great innovation: Your beer, your sweat-inducing chicken wings and your action on your team. And all without the annoyance of being in a casino.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

    A tour of sadness, defeat and ’90s pop culture at Vegas Valley yard sales.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

    Did you know that dispensaries are illegal? Find out more here.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

    How much did your last cab fare cost? There's a chance it could have been less.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

    Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican gives a few reasons why MTV should take the pop culture phenomenon to the city.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

    A trip down U.S. Highway 50 to understand what's so dangerous about social isolation.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2011

    Saturday, June 25, 2011

    Midnight at the CosmicMeadow stage and Röyksopp, a nutty Norwegian electronic duo, has the crowd in a dancing thrall when the fun really starts, as acrobats in head-to-toe sparkly gold hit the trampoline in front of the stage. A bit later, Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, directs a frenzy of music behind one of the most sophisticated light shows I’ve ever seen.

  • Architecture

    Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

    A mania for land and blindness to consequence left Las Vegas' landscape altered forever.

  • Economy

    Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

    Welcome to the state of NevadAARGH! We’re staring down the nation’s worst budget gap, we have a Legislature uniquely ill-suited to fixing it, and somehow voters have heard almost zip about it

  • Politics

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Tea Party of Nevada Jon Scott Ashjian’s candidacy is good news for the Democrats—sort of