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Stacy J. Willis

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  • Sexuality

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The Boulder City historian has struggled with identity and betrayal on the way to today.

  • Nevada

    Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

    If a girl wants to smoke a little weed and hook up with a tax-paying brothel professional before marrying her lesbian lover, shouldn't she be able to do that in Nevada?

  • Sports

    Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

    The Saints have this never-been-to-the-Bowl, post-Katrina rally thing going, and the Colts are rocking a should’ve-been-undefeated season. Lucky for us, Vegas has home-team bars for both.

  • Politics

    Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

    The state’s first openly gay lawmaker, State Sen. David Parks, is an even-keeled, buttoned-up legislator who’s now changing his focus to the Clark County Commission.

  • UNLV

    Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

    Find out what's really wrong with America?

  • Economy

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

    Things suck, economically. But that's not all.

  • Religion

    Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

    Tours of the nearby fundamentalist stronghold were perhaps inevitable. So we took it.

  • Crime

    Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

    By the time the photo of murder victim Contance Wiesner popped up on reporters’ screens—noon on January 11—eight people had been murdered in Vegas this year.

  • Technology

    Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

    We are this close to Armageddon!

  • Guns

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

    It’s something to behold: a bunch of your fellow citizens triggering away for sport and trusting one another not to screw up.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

    The Nevada Department of Transportation finished work on the I-15 ... early?

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

    Federal money has agencies scrambling to figure out ways to prevent homelessness.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

    Will the new Las Vegas city ordinance requiring that all cats and dogs be spayed or neutered apply to other household pets?

  • Politics

    Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

    Perception: Rory Reid has a head for policy and a personality for, um, policy. Reality: Papa Love is in the house!

  • The Strip

    Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

    A few months ago, the corner of the Strip and Flamingo turned into the scene of a beating, and ultimately a murder.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

    A mine proposed less than three miles from Anthem is drawing fire from residents and politicians alike.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

    Welcome to “Rochester” Nevada, located in Henderson... at least that's what Google Maps says. Stacy J. Willis reports on the textures of life there.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

    The best thing about a library is that when the world breaks into pandemonium you can hide in the stacks.

  • Politics

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

    Hello, rising wave of intolerance, I haven’t seen you in a while. I was tempted to believe that momentarily we had dispatched with the villainization of gay people; because, yawn.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

    Pahrump—a town known for legal brothels and guns—is battling over the city’s image.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009

    One Pahrump couple puts their fascination with death to good use—making custom coffins

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009

    The spokesman for the Valley’s largest mortuary talks about cremation, neckties and his first embalming experience.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

    Notes on Alice Waters, local growing and the slow-food movement.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

    How the story of Tire Works, Nina Radetich and the state of Nevada adds up to a farce about integrity.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

    Lemons, pig ears and then human flesh - the journey of aspiring tattoo artists.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009

    Stacy J. Willis responds to news that the Las Vegas City Council might remove the pay phone at Las Vegas Boulevard and Oakey because it attracts “unsavory characters" (Review-Journal).

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009

    The Monopoly World Championships are coming to Las Vegas. Get your thimbles and wheelbarrows ready!

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

    One writer's ethical dilemma over Yelping in exchange for discounted chicken tandoori.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

    An uncomfortable speech at the Fifth Street School Wednesday night or writer Stephen Elliott, barefoot and wearing a gray T-shirt, at a backyard literary event. You pick who had the better night.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

    Adorable, drooling pit bulls are less adorable when they're not on the leash and we're not stoned.

  • Politics

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

    Harry Reid calls plans to dump California trash in Winnemucca a “threat to Nevada’s dignity.” Could there be others?

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

    Is the fighting chinchilla our new “yo quiero” chihuahua? Our AFLAC duck? And what the hell does it have to do with Vegas?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

    Get your tween up on that stripper pole, preferably with grandma and a chunky boy clutching a bucket of Diet Pepsi in the other hand. The pole belongs to us! The people!

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    Showmanship and boxing have always been united, but with Floyd Mayweather Jr. the nature of the show shifts, and at some point, objectively, the boxer is less boxer than multitasking reality star.

  • Crime

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    She’s a sweet little old lady, and her existence among the darkest lives in Vegas—daily with the homeless, criminal, mentally ill, lost, screwed-up, prostituting, pimping, addicted, hurting, violent people—is an alarming and exciting thing. It can’t be this simple: Nice Episcopalian housewife and mother of three spends her life holding the hands of the criminal and destitute because Jesus showed up and told her to.

  • Health

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

    Back to school, and swine flu warnings abound. The paranoiacs among us are freaking out.

  • Health Care

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

    A health-care forum yields little drama, while a workshop on the domestic partnership law proves—too pragmatic.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    Local MugShots is giving Las Vegans a one-stop shop for all the city’s bad guys.

  • Housing

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    Vegas has always been a peculiar place to call home. Upon deciding to move here, people often get a queer look from friends and family—Vegas? To live?

  • Art

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    This moment is brought to you by Clark County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Winchester Park Public Art Committee and the Regional Transportation Commission...

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    Easy-money fever at the state line, with stubbly Howard and the Lexus kids.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    There’s something super summery about Caribbean flavor in August. So imagine our delight to find that Las Vegas’ Super Summer Theatre is producing Once on This Island.

  • Economy

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009

    The riches-to-rags stats just keep pouring in. This time, it’s the sad decline in the number of Las Vegas millionaires, coupled with a boom in the number of Nevada food-stamp recipients.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Turning any media into print online seems a little off-kilter, but sometimes you just want to read a story.

  • John Ensign

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    To know more about Ensign the man, it helps to take a look at the company he keeps.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    When Dean Dupalo saw mobile billboards featuring half-naked girls in his neighborhood, he felt a line had been crossed. “I could understand them traveling up and down the back streets, but certainly not roaming around residential areas,” he says.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    If you haven’t driven over the hoover Dam lately—and by driven we mean inched along at a torturously slow, environmentally damaging pace in traffic backed up to Vancouver—now’s the time to disregard all that, pile in the station wagon and add to the havoc.

  • Crime

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Four missing people over 30 years, four lives with no closure. Police think a Las Vegas businessman may be involved. But with no bodies ever found, will we ever know what happened?

  • Environment

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Or is there something essential about Searchlight’s anti-wind-farm sentiment?

  • Art

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Political feminism? The elegantly feminine? Back-stabbing mean-girl themes? A dozen local artists are taking on the challenge interpreting “It’s a Girl Thing” in a new exhibit at Reed Whipple Cultural Center.