Vegas Seven

  • Going for Broke

    Shots Not Falling For Bettors in NBA Playoffs

    By Matt Jacob

    In what other sports league does a downtrodden franchise (the Golden State Warriors) more than double its victory total over a two-year stretch, including posting consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in more than two decades … and then fire the coach who guided the turnaround?

  • Next Exit

    The Dream of Holacracy: Managed by None, Accountable to All

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    It’s not that the growth-oriented, stock-focused corporate structure is likely to disappear soon. It earns too much for too few to let it crumble into little accountable groups of makers and shakers. But we can rearrange the way we speak about it and the way we think about our own relationships within it. We can rebrand.

  • Style

    Handbag Globalism Comes to Crystals

    By Laurie Brookins

    For handbag lovers, it’s another sign that Las Vegans don’t need to go far for world-class shopping: On May 14, the French luxury brand Céline opened its first Las Vegas boutique, a 4,300-square-foot space in The Shops at Crystals. The store launches with designer Phoebe Philo’s spring/summer 2014 collection of ready-to-wear leather goods and accessories. […]

  • The Week

    Republicans, Marriage, Weed and the Breaking Loose of Hell

    By Wendoh Media

    Shortly after the Nevada Republican Party removed disapproval of gay marriage from its platform, 50-mph gusts of wind ripped across the Valley in the dark, causing trees to topple and lights to flicker. Headless chickens started turning up in an alley on East Charleston Boulevard. More than 100 entities asked the Clark County Commission for […]

  • Reading

    Three Books You Need to Read This Summer

    By M. Scott Krause

    Dave Egger’s new book has an impossibly long title, but I’m dying to read it. "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" is essentially a novel-length dialogue between two characters.

  • Tour Buzz

    Tour Buzz: Cheech and Chong, Christina Perri, Jeff Bridges and the Abiders

    By M. Scott Krause

    Why Can’t Weed Be Friends? Do you like getting funked up? The idea of pairing Cheech & Chong and WAR sounds like a match made in stoner heaven. On one hand, you’ve got a string of hits by multiplatinum artists WAR (“The Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”). On the other […]

  • Videography

    Dizzy Wright Gets the Best Car Wash Ever in “Everywhere I Go”

    By Zoneil Maharaj

    Captivating visuals aside, Dizzy stakes his claim as one of hip-hop’s slickest spitters with his clever double-time delivery over a synth-heavy beat as thick and bouncy as the girls in the video.

  • Showstopper

    Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motor City Are Love Letters to Beloved Genres

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Memories can be magic on a large scale—say, Motown memories by Human Nature in their slick Strip production—but they radiate a different charm when fit to scale, as they are at the Riviera’s Le Bistro lounge in Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motor City.

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    Are These DTLV Properties Signs of Another Bubble?

    By Wendoh Media

    Are these pricey McNeil Estates real estate listings harbingers of another housing bubble or signs of a healthy market? We investigate. Read More

  • The Latest

    Seven Insta-Pics That Will Prove You Went to Helldorado Days

    By Camille Cannon

    Helldorado Days galloped into Las Vegas in 1934 as an effort by the Elks Lodge to boost our post-Hoover Dam building economy. Through the years, it held fast to its Old West style; even when it returned from a seven-year hiatus in 2005, it was all about hats and hooves.

  • Movies

    One (Slightly) Smarter Summer Movie Season

    This summer, not only do the brainier flicks have box-office brawn, but the big-budget sequels, threequels and buddy comedies seem unusually sharp.

  • 2014 Summer Guide

    Viva Viva Las Vegas!

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Half a century past its release on May 20, 1964, "Viva Las Vegas," starring swivel-hipster Elvis and a hot-to-the-touch Ann-Margret—with special guest star, Las Vegas, portraying itself as the sexiest city in all of creation—is a red-letter signpost on the journey through this town’s pop-culture timeline.

  • Nightlife

    Pure Confirms Closure, Remodel

    By Jason Scavone

    The venerable old warhorse of Las Vegas nightlife, Pure, is delivering on the long-speculated remodel that was all-but-confirmed by the conspicuous lack of new events posted to the club’s website after May 25.