Sarah Jane Woodall describes herself as “a foul-mouthed, flat-chested bon vivant and adventuress”—and while those things are probably true, I can’t help but feel that she’s missing an opportunity to go big. A fetish model with substantially more than “a few stories to tell,” Woodall is Vegas’ own leggy, bedroom-eyed Zelig. In reading through her Wonderhussy blog, it’s difficult to imagine a type of Vegas function she hasn’t infiltrated and subverted through her sexuality and guile. Whether she’s sidling through the Viva Las Vegas weekender anachronistically dressed as a Mary Quant-like British mod, playing “Anti-Virus Girl” at a recycling convention or wrestling topless in fake blood for an audience of wildly appreciative zombie aficionados, Woodall always manages to re-frame the action around herself, and the resulting blog reads like the most fantastic and improbable of fictions. But everything Woodall says she’s done, she has done … and I know this because every last paragraph is illustrated with a spanky photo or two, nearly every last one of them Not Safe For Work.
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.