21 Jump Street

(R)★★★☆☆

21 Jump Street (R) ★★★☆☆

Heartily raunchy and rather sweet, this remake of the old Fox TV show, which starred a young Johnny Depp, actually brings the laughs. Real ones. In it, odd couple cops, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), go undercover as high school students to bring down a drug ring. But high school’s changed since the duo’s teenage days, and they struggle to relate to the modern cliques. The directors don’t try too much, and the script is clever and funny. Worth the ride.

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Hallmarks of Hall Art

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Hallmarks of Hall Art

By Steve Bornfeld

Hey, as long as you’re there… Such casual sentiment does not a cultural destination make. Still, whether you’re at our shiny-nickel-new Las Vegas City Hall to apply for a business license (mazel tov!) or register for traffic school (condolences), peeking in on the art installations at our civic nexus is, if not appointment viewing, an interesting diversion. Symbolically important, too. Judiciously positioned around the hall’s first and second floors, the work by local artists is certainly varied, some even striking. Here’s a virtual tour:

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