Mr. Rogers Delivers the Write Stuff

Illustration by Christopher A. Jones

Illustration by Christopher A. Jones

Thomas Wolfe tried to tell us that you can’t go home again, but since when can you trust a man in a white suit to deliver credible information? If Mike Myers taught us nothing else, it’s that even Colonel Sanders was full of lies, “because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly, smartass.”

(The six other So I Married an Axe Murderer fans on the planet just got a little charge out of that. The rest of you, let ’em have this one. They’re due.)

Actually, people circle back around all the time. Like Intermountain West Communications owner Jim Rogers. On September 24, the former interim chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education forked over a hefty $10 million donation to UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute, the school’s prestigious creative writing center.

Which, come to think of it, could help to produce more Wolfe-esque writers. Confidential to the Class of 2017: Stay away from the white suits.

Marie Osmond saw her Hallmark Channel series Marie face the cruel executioner’s ax of cancellation this summer, but now it’s looking like the show could rise, mummy-like, from its television sarcophagus. (Can you tell we’re getting ready for Halloween?)

Osmond is apparently shopping the show for syndication, which means she’s likely to find a new network with more eyeballs than her previous home. Like Univision. Or that one station that always has a nun talking to the camera. Or the CW.

Obtaining a Liquor License is Such a Drag

The thing about running a successful bar is that it’s helpful to sell liquor legally. Unless you’re really committing to the whole modern-speakeasy phenomenon. So that’s going to be a bit of a problem for Drink & Drag, which along with the shuttered Krave Massive, saw the City Council deny owner Kelly Murphy tavern licenses last week. That leaves the future of the clubs, and your Friday night “Balls in the Gutter” league, very much in flux. … In other nightlife-vs.-the-legal-system news, Judge Susan Scann ruled that signage for The Act around the Venetian had to be restored as per a marketing agreement between the club and the property. The club claimed that signage around the property and on the Venetian’s website had been removed, and elevator access to the club had been restricted at some point prior to the lawsuit. The club was previously ordered to tone down its vignettes, though. So its “Balls in the Gutter” showcase probably is a no-go. … Paris Hilton’s little sister, Nicky, has joined the 30-and-over club. So she’s 30, has a reasonably adult job and is reportedly dating a scion of the Rothschild family. Meanwhile, her big sister duped Lil Wayne into bolstering her flop-sweat musical career and dates a guy who we’re pretty sure is in the eighth grade. Apparently, Nicky was savvy in learning about pitfalls.

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