Geoff Carter

Geoff Carter

Senior Writer


Geoff Carter has been writing about Las Vegas since 1994, when he joined the staff of Scope, the alternative magazine that would later become the Las Vegas Weekly. He wrote for virtually every publication with “Vegas” in its name—including Vegas.com, the Las Vegas Sun and the self-published Geoff Carter Lives in Las Vegas and is Awesome —until 2002, when he took a ten-year “weekend” trip to Seattle. He returned to Vegas in May 2012 to become one of Vegas Seven’s senior writers and to be the editor of DTLV, the authoritative, yet mellifluous voice of downtown Las Vegas. His work has also appeared on MSN.com, in Time Out’s 1000 Songs to Change Your Life and in the Seattle Times. And he won an award once, but he gave it to his dad.

The Week

Illustration by Cierra Pedro

Las Vegas Isn’t Struggling, It’s Transforming … and We Get to Help It Happen

In the summer of 2000, I saw the classic anime film Akira for the first time. Inspired by its representation of “Neo Tokyo”—a towering, neon-lit dystopia patrolled by motorcycle gangs in clown suits and kids jacked up on amphetamines—I took my camera down to the Strip to shoot photos that resembled what I’d just seen. In essence, I tried to make real-life Las Vegas look like Japanese animation. Read More

The Latest


The (New) Bus Stops Here

On September 13, 2012, a 24-year-old drunk driver lost control of his car at the corner of Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard. He crashed into a bus stop on the southeast corner of the intersection, killing four and seriously injuring several others. Intoxication and speed were obvious factors, but so was the position of the bus stop. Read More