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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Riviera

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Like an old museum with a bad curator, the Riviera has its historic charm and bad updates.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    We've all heard it: "Everybody leaves Las Vegas"

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    SMU's Arts Vibrancy Index aimed to determine the "hotbeds of America's arts and culture."

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

    In the shadow of the Strip, the jumbled stretch of road tells another Vegas story.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Alterwitz, 'Santa Confessional' and a UNLV MFA avalanche.

  • Print

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Bringing together Black History Month and Nevada Reading Week.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    “It’s kind of built like the Fort Knox of Las Vegas."

  • Sexuality

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    We all know that Italy was full of sex-monkeys during the Black Death ...

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Nothing like a Friday night of tying up your guests.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    A beloved songbook and a Broadway vocalist? That's 'S Wonderful.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Part of Mark Brandvik's Green Felt Jungle Gym exhibit

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    One work from Three Bad Sheep's Just Make Me Pretty exhibit at TastySpace.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Through the looking glass: Just Make Me Pretty runs through May 14 at TastySpace.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    Dennis Oppenheim’s public art piece “Paintbrushes” Downtown.