Matthew Gray Gubler’s family has been prominent here for generations. He graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Visual and Performing Arts. He styles along the city streets in a vintage Mercedes-Benz diesel station wagon. He’s worked with Bill Murray and Wes Anderson. He co-stars in (and has directed two episodes of) the thinky TV drama Criminal Minds as an FBI profiling nerd. And he’s almost as likely to be found scribbling in a notebook at his neighborhood coffeehouse as he is rubbing elbows with the most interesting people in film. We even saw him taking in a band at Beauty Bar. If you still think Las Vegas’ most interesting export comes from the world of music, look deeper. Despite his model-actor pedigree, the 31-year-old Gubler is the Hollywood opposite: engaging, egalitarian, smart and sincere, a genuine Las Vegan who wears old school on his sleeve. And—as one staffer who Googled him at a recent Vegas Seven editorial meeting observed—he’s hot as hell.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.