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  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    A primer on the faces and storylines taking center stage in Brazil

  • Las Vegas

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Metro Police identified a woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas as Alison Michelle Ernst and arrested her on a count of ...

  • Food

    Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

    Chef Jose Andres, who helped popularize the Spanish tradition of tapas in the United States, has restaurants in four U.S. cities and Puerto Rico, helms a nonprofit organization and teaches college classes. While managing all of those responsibilities, Andres and his wife, after 23 years in the country, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a ceremony Nov. 13 in Baltimore. Andres already operates Jaleo, É by Jose Andres and China Poblano in Las Vegas, and the offerings from the James Beard Award-winner will expand in 2014. Andres is culinary director for SLS Hotels and is currently planning the lineup for SLS Las Vegas.

  • Animals

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

    OD’s descent from carefree traveler to patient relegated to perpetual captivity started in 1999. Before that, he lived an adventurous life, hopping eastbound Atlantic currents to feast in the Mediterranean, before cruising back to the Florida Keys for a hot date. He traveled, ate, mingled with ladies. But in 1999, his life changed. That, coincidentally, was also the year his current home, the Shark Reef Aquarium, opened its doors at Mandalay Bay.

  • Business

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    For binational, same-sex couples, the Supreme Court’s decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case has jolted their lives with forward momentum.

  • Las Vegas

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    The man accused of firing a gun while driving down the Las Vegas Strip, killing another driver and causing a fiery crash that killed two others, made his first appearance in a Nevada court today.

  • Las Vegas

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Alisha was 17 years old when she was kicked out of school, lost a basketball scholarship and subsequently was recruited into prostitution by Raymond Sharpe. Sharpe, by that time, was already a pro at picking up teenage girls and trafficking them throughout the country as prostitutes, according to court records.

  • Community

    Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

    At first glance, a lion dance, the costumed ritual that brings good fortune at Chinese New Year, may seem rather simple. Yet, from the music to the steps, everything is carefully coordinated. Any absent-minded mistake could mean dooming a client to bad luck for an entire year. The “dancers” are really martial artists, superb athletes with stamina and agility.

  • Food

    Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

    Look up Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas on Yelp.com, and more than 500 entries will come back. It is safe to say that most Las Vegas residents know where to find a carne asada taco or even a good chicken mole. Restaurants representing Mexico’s Latin American neighbors, though, are a little more elusive. Diners who stick to Mexican restaurants are missing out on arepas, pupusas, empanadas, soups and ceviches that can only be found by exploring Las Vegas offerings from the rest of Latin America.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

    “No competition comes without controversy, and this one is no exception.”

  • Music

    Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

    Sean Hayes' first Vegas appearance was at Backstage Bar & Billiards September 20, 2014.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    At Boulder City's Hemenway Park, bighorn sheep take refuge from the sun on hot summer days, and get surprisingly close to humans in the process.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    At Boulder City's Hemenway Park, bighorn sheep take refuge from the sun on hot summer days, and get surprisingly close to humans in the process.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    At Boulder City's Hemenway Park, bighorn sheep take refuge from the sun on hot summer days, and get surprisingly close to humans in the process.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    At Boulder City's Hemenway Park, bighorn sheep take refuge from the sun on hot summer days, and get surprisingly close to humans in the process.