One for the Road

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Henderson natives (and brothers) Glen and Les Charles were already successful writers and producers for The Bob Newhart Show and Taxi when they began working on a new sitcom in 1981. That show, Cheers, became one of the most beloved in TV history, running on NBC for 11 seasons and winning 28 Emmy Awards from a then-record 117 nominations. GQ revisits Cheers on the 30th anniversary of its on-air debut, delivering a vivid oral history that includes remembrances from the show’s co-creators and its entire cast. Even now, the sitcom about the bar where everybody knows your name remains “the best TV show that’s ever been,” according to actress/comedian Amy Poehler. We’ll drink to that.

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The Stratosphere knows how to do iconic. In fact, to the untrained eye, it exists first as an icon, second as an amusement park and a distant third as a place to lose your money and sleep off your losses. So it was fitting that a sports competition that looked like a slick architectural installation came to the hotel-casino Sept. 19-23. The 3WallBall World Championships drew fierce outdoor racquetball competitors to its aquamarine parking-lot playland to compete for $500 and a stay in a Stratosphere suite. Sometimes, though, it’s enough to play for the beauty of the game.

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