Paul Szydelko

Senior Editor


A Southern Nevada resident since he graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism in 1986, Szydelko has been the lead copy editor at Vegas Seven since its inception. The former sports reporter, news reporter and managing editor of the Henderson Home News worked on the copy desk of the Las Vegas Sun when it was an afternoon daily and sampled the Strip’s many tourist attractions as associate editor and senior editor of Las Vegas Magazine. The San Diego native lives in Henderson with his wife and two daughters.



Up Next: The Dubya

In honor of the Delano’s opening coinciding with Ken Burns’ 14-hour PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History beginning September 14, we wondered if the all-suite South Beach-inspired hotel (formerly THEhotel) might consider carrying the presidential theme further. Read More

The Dog Days of Summer

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Next-Level Care for Canines (and Cats, Too!)

A miniature pinscher’s skull, fractured by an inadvertent practice golf swing, requiring weeks of intensive care. … Another dog born with a serious birth defect, surgeons and therapists working with a prosthetic company to improve its life. … Still another, accidentally run over by its owners, necessitating amputation of a rear leg and a hip replacement on the other side. Read More


The King?s Ransom

Sandra Luther was 16 years old in the summer of 1964 when her mom let her spend afternoons at the famed MGM Studios in their Culver City, California, neighborhood. She was hanging with a guard named George when this nice-looking man approached. “George, who’s that?” she asked. “Elvis Presley,” he said. “I didn’t scream or holler like all the girls did in the ’50s,” Luther says. “I waited until he came down to where the gate was and I said, ‘Mr. Presley, could I have your autograph?’ He said, Read More


Dr. Derek Duke

Dr. Duke, who operated on magician Roy Horn after the onstage tiger attack in 2003, has practiced in the Valley for 14 years. He earned his degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1993. Duke serves on the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Community Board and on the honorary board of the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Here are the highlights from his recent interview with Paul Read More


Dr. Marietta Nelson

With a passion for broader health issues, Dr. Nelson has been a delegate for the American Medical Association for more than a decade, a past president of the Nevada State Medical Association and was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Southern Nevada Health District board. Nelson, who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1979, has practiced in the Valley for 27 years and runs the Eye Clinic of Las Vegas. Here are the highlights from her recent interview with Paul Read More



Iris by Cirque du Soleil

As Cirque du Soleil has defined the modern circus, Hollywood has defined moviemaking. So it’s difficult to imagine a more fitting venue for Cirque’s homage to cinema than the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in Hollywood, which has hosted the Academy Awards since Read More