A long time ago, in a Las Vegas far, far away from this one, James “Ask a Native” Reza and I sat in a conference room with the editor of the Las Vegas Weekly and defended the word “fuck,” which at that point would only appear in the magazine as an “F” with three asterisks—if it appeared at all. Reza and I had used the word thousands of times in the W***ly’s predecessor, Scope Magazine. It had appeared so often that it almost deserved a job description in Scope’s masthead. But the Weekly’s new editor—Reza’s successor—refused to have the word appear in the publication; she didn’t think it necessary to alternative journalism, which is like saying that wine isn’t a part of fine dining. That may or may not be the reason I love FuckingHomePage.com, an informational website that provides daily links and affirmations under headers anyone can relate to: “Website of the fucking day,” “Educate your ignorant ass,” “Life pro tip of the fucking day.” (Today: “Don’t pay so much fucking attention to celebrities.”) Then again, I may simply be a gosh-darned vulgar prick. – Geoff Carter
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.