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    Rebels Top Adams State, 72-67 in Final Exhibition

    It wasn’t pretty. It probably wasn’t very comforting to Rebels fans. And without Bryce Dejean-Jones and Khem Birch, it certainly wasn’t easy. But the Rebels did manage to move some fingers away from the panic button with a 72-67 exhibition win over Adams State on Tuesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. With the Read […]

  • Dining

    Elvis Lives… in These Las Vegas Restaurants

    By Al Mancini

    While it’s been more than 36 years since the final curtain came down, Elvis will always be part of this city’s legacy. And for a guy who loved to eat, it’s very appropriate that he’s being remembered in so many of the town’s restaurants. Here are a few places you can feed your hunger for Elvis nostalgia.

  • Reading

    Lethem’s Literary Saga ‘Dissident Gardens’ is Skilled Yet Too Sweeping

    By M. Scott Krause

    I struggled quite a bit with Jonathan Lethem’s Dissident Gardens, which is odd considering I’m probably Lethem’s target audience: a Jewish male in my mid-40s, a Hebrew school graduate and a fan of Lethem’s previous work (most notably, Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award in 1999).

  • Diner's Notebook

    Raku Sweetens the Deal, the New Year’s Chicken and a Faraway Buffet

    By Max Jacobson

    Japan is the theme this week, as it should be for multiple reasons. Anthony Bourdain recently did an episode of CNN's Parts Unknown on Japan. In it, he proclaimed the revelation that almost every chef he knows in America, Europe or Asia picks Tokyo as the one city they'd like to spend the rest of their lives eating in.

  • About Town

    An Arena For All Seasons

    By Sean DeFrank

    The most prominent moment in the 30-year history of the Thomas & Mack Center very nearly didn’t happen. It was April 5, 1984, less than six months after the arena opened.

  • Dining

    Soda Fountain Is a Throwback to Early Las Vegas

    By Max Jacobson

    Downtown may be where it’s happening these days, what with the openings of such new places as MTO Café, Pizza Rock and the Downtown Grand, but the fringes of the Downtown area are beginning to vibrate on a similar frequency.

  • Going for Broke

    Gridiron Odds Are Stacked Against UNLV

    By Matt Jacob

    UNLV’s Bobby Hauck has been around college football’s coaching block long enough that he certainly doesn’t need any help when it comes to the fine art of motivating players.

  • Ask a Native

    So There Sort of Was a West Fremont, After All

    By James P. Reza

    Last year I answered a question about “West Fremont Street” (specifically, why Las Vegas doesn’t have one), and added that we don’t have an official East Fremont Street, either.

  • Showstopper

    Do You Believe in Criss Angel?

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Kudos to Criss Angel, whose new, filmed-in-Vegas Spike TV series, Criss Angel BeLIEve (named after his Strip production), both humanizes and deifies him, framing him simultaneously as a guy and a god.

  • Soundscraper

    Portuguese Ballads, Pirate Metal, Canadian Punk

    By Jarret Keene

    Hopefully you didn’t blow your concert-going wad at the Life Is Beautiful festival, because there are so many intriguing live-music possibilities this week.

  • Next Exit

    Civilized Discontents

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    The mysteries of life are sometimes there for the taking—if only we can read the signs.

  • Videography

    Panic! at the Disco Goes Topless for “Girls/Girls/Boys”

    By Jarret Keene

    I've never been in the naked presence of Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie. But thanks to his band's video for their latest single, I feel I can cross this item from my bucket list.

  • Music

    CD Reviews: Dom Kennedy, Black Milk and Nipsey Hussle

    By Andreas Hale

    After putting the industry on notice with the Yellow Album mixtape, Leimert Park’s Dom Kennedy decided not to align himself with a major label. Instead he released the independent follow-up, Get Home Safely.

  • Tour Buzz

    Tour Buzz: Selena Gomez, Zoé and Ringo Starr

    By M. Scott Krause

    Selena Gomez, the anti-Miley Cyrus, brings her Stars Dance Tour to Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 9. That means no twerking and no dangling tongue, just the (mostly) squeaky clean pop of "Come and Get It" and "Slow Down."

  • Music

    Concert Review: Dizzy Wright

    By Andreas Hale

    Wright capped off his 45-city tour in the place where it all started. This was a raucous homecoming party where the Funk Volume MC gave those who have supported him one hell of a show.

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