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  • Health

    Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

    For Sabin Orr, having a stroke at age 33 was only the beginning of a nightmarish slog through the health-care system.

  • Economy

    Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

    Arts district leaders and a local businessman are battling over one Downtown motel.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

    Vegas: “[T]oss a chip out on the table, you’re treated the same as anybody else. Nobody gives a damn where you come from. Where you’re going is all that counts."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

    For animal-rights activists, Dora To’s business was an example of pet-store owners purchasing their puppies from puppy mills—breeders that, although they may operate legally, still do not take care of the animals they raise.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

    American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods chronicles Chinese communities in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and … Las Vegas?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

    A crusade to fight graffiti becomes a city-wide arts group.

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009

    Explore the endless possibilities of synthesizing graphic design and text.

  • Stratosphere

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

    The Stratosphere helped create, and continues to complement, Naked City.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

    Place Gallery opened last week and the new space suggests that the local arts scene here is starting to turn around.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

    A look at Metro’s year-to-date homicide stats reveals that, when it comes to murder rates, there’s little separating Downtown from Summerlin?

  • Environment

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

    An environmentally friendly casino has to be a contradiction in terms. Giant buildings that welcome and encourage the extravagant, wasteful behavior of thousands of guests at the same time hardly seem like a recipe for saving Mother Earth.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

    In a state with an alarming suicide rate, murder-suicides appear to be increasing as well.

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    Shot at Nellis Air Force Base by photographer Nicholas Price, Cleared Hot! is an intimate, black-and-white portrait of life behind the scenes in the Air Force.

  • Health Care

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    It’s been a busy year for Rudy Manthei. The prominent Las Vegas ophthalmologist has been fighting for malpractice reform, then may have helped put the brakes on the pain and suffering cap. Later, he was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Don't forget he was also was also named as a defendant in a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed this spring.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    Parolees looking for a second chance are finding it more difficult than ever.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

    I live near the far southwest corner of the Valley. We are, one likes to think, just about beyond the reach of graffiti and crime. But not quite.

  • Budget

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

    Can Nevada bridge the gap between tight budgets and effective counsel for the poor?

  • History

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

    The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, tucked inside an average building on the UNLV campus, is the kind of place that can be hard to find even if you’re among the small percentage of Las Vegans who have been there before.

  • Nevada

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

    It was a joke. Right? When Harry Reid, during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, told a Review-Journal ad man, “I hope you go out of business.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

    After 13 years of hell-raising as executive director of the Las Vegas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Gary Peck is finally calling it quits, in what the ACLU calls an amicable parting.

  • Local Music

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

    Classical mixed with hip-hop? Well, that’s something you don’t hear about every day, and that’s exactly the appeal for young Las Vegas violinist Anthony Williams, intent on taking the rigorous technique of his classical training and spreading it across the freer forms of jazz and hip-hop.

  • Politics

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    Judging by the fired-up crowd at an informal town-hall meeting at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Friday evening, hosted by conservative KDWN 720-AM, supporters of Barack Obama’s health-care reform agenda have their work cut out for them.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    Deciding to save Elton John’s Red Piano signs was the easy part. Now what?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    A few weeks ago, Dolores Fuller, the so-called “Queen of the B Movies,” suffered a stroke, and she’s been in pain ever since. But last weekend, the 86-year-old actress donned a sequined gold sweater at the Montara Meadows Retirement Community on East Tropicana and retained an astounding amount of her formidable presence.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    The artist Frank James is precise. Very precise. Set your watch by him precise. In his living room there are three tables; and on these tables are scale models, each about the size of a footlocker, that James assembled by hand: a church, a house and the Tabernacle of Moses. The church alone took him 8,985 hours to make.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    The federal program to jump-start the auto industry still carries many question marks.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    Even as the black arts community in Las Vegas struggles to establish itself, many artists bristle at the term.

  • City Hall

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Dreams of downtown revitalization die hard in this town. While cranes and crews dot the landscape at the center of town, the vibe Downtown gives us is the same as always—a sort of holding pattern, forever awaiting better days when a seamless urban whole at last rises up beyond its disparate pieces.

  • Transportation

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    When it comes to reopening F Street, the historic center of black Las Vegas, the $70 million price tag is only part of the story.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Comic Oasis has most everything a comic-book customer might want—killer selection, a laid-back atmosphere and a friendly staff. Now, the shop has something else to crow about—a nomination as the best comic book store in the world.

  • Environment

    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Native to the Ukraine, quagga mussels turned up in North America in the Great Lakes in 1989, and then eventually hitched a ride by boat to Lake Mead. Apparently, they really like it here.

  • Architecture

    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Despite its reputation, Las Vegas is, visually speaking, a surpassingly orderly place. The Strip anchors the city’s fantasy side, and the low-slung subdivisions and shopping centers hold down the rest.

  • Transportation

    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    With all the fuss about the proposed $4 billion DesertXpress high-speed train traveling only as far as Victorville, no one has given much attention to where the train would stop at the other end—Las Vegas.

  • Art

    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Komkrit Thusanapanont’s ethereal, light-infused landscape photography of the American Southwest proves that the most spectacular thing about Las Vegas is not the Strip but the majestic Wilson Cliffs in Red Rock Canyon.

  • Mob Museum

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    The battle over the mob museum heads to court

  • As We See It

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    A North Las Vegas fire captain is indicted for torching his own ride.

  • Clark County

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    The Clark County manager began her career as an engineer, explains the intricacies of county versus state and how the two work together, plus child-welfare integration issues.

  • Nevada

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    As Nevada’s national political profile rises, it finds itself on the front lines of a growing number of issues. The latest is the Employee Free Choice Act, a law being debated in Congress that would make it easier for employees to unionize by bypassing secret-ballot voting in favor of simply signing an authorization card.

  • Economy

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Is the Director of UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research the "Prince of Gloomy News"? Or is that just the role of the economist?

  • Health Care

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Chief health officer of the Southern Nevada Health District dispels common misconceptions, adressing the swine flu outbreak and the quality of health care in Las Vegas.

  • Tourism

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    With news that the Michelin Guide has decided not to publish 2010 guides to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, citing the bad economy, we’ve decided to pitch in.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    This is not the real story. This is our story. In our story, there comes a day when Michael Jackson realizes he will never outdo himself. And in our story, he doesn't fight it.

  • Yucca Mountain

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    To search for Yucca Mountain one first needs a map. Wait. That’s second. The real first step is to call up the Department of Energy for some information on how to get there. Where is it, exactly? And what does it look like?

  • Art

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    The authors of the famous architectural book revisit Sin City.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    Usually when newspapers or magazines are struggling financially, they look to cut back on costs. They may curtail their freelance budgets. Local entertainment magazine What’s On seems to have another strategy—not paying its freelancers.

  • Religion

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    President Obama’s June 4 speech in Cairo was widely hailed as a new start for the troubled relationship between the West and the Muslim world.

  • Government

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    With news that Sen. Harry Reid has thrown his support behind the $4 billion DesertXpress high-speed train from Las Vegas to Victorville, residents of Victorville are feeling mighty good about themselves.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Bronson tells the story of petty thief Michael Peterson, sentenced to prison in 1974, who changed his name to Charles Bronson and over the next three decades gained notoriety as Britain’s most violent prisoner.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Asylum Seekers begins with a promising premise: Six social misfits seek to opt out of society by competing against each other for one spot in an asylum.

  • CineVegas 2009

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Stingray Sam follows the titular character, a two-bit cowboy lounge singer on the planet Mars, and his buddy, the Quasar Kid, as they rocket across the galaxy trying to save a kidnapped girl.