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  • Green Felt Journal

    The Past Is Still With Us

    By David G. Schwartz

    Monte Carlo’s transition to Park MGM speaks to new Las Vegas identity.

  • Drinking

    Arena Cocktails Get an Upgrade Thanks to Tony Abou-Ganim

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Tony Abou-Ganim on how his comprehensive cocktail program will benefit T-Mobile Arena.

  • Stage

    The Stuff Jreamz Are Made Of

    By Jessi C. Acuña

    Five years into their Vegas domination, Jabbawockeez continue to “go to battle."

  • Ask a Native

    What’s Happening With Gold Strike?

    By James P. Reza

    I heard MGM Resorts International sold the Gold Strike. So what happens to it now?

  • Found Material

    Over the Rainbow; Under the Influence

    By Geoff Carter

    It might be difficult to believe, but the MGM Grand—now home to Hakkasan, Wet Republic and a number of other adults-only venues—was once a large-scale representation of a beloved family film.

  • Dining

    Not Your Mama’s Cauliflower

    By Jessie O'Brien

    Typically, when we think of cauliflower we think of the neglected, boring white florets that somewhat resemble broccoli, but which don’t even enjoy that much-maligned cruciferous vegetable’s moderate fame. No more.

  • Green Felt Journal

    MGM’s Park and the Future of the Strip

    By David G. Schwartz

    Who will be coming to Las Vegas in 2019? If current trends continue, the average visitor to Las Vegas should be somewhere in his mid-40s, and will enjoy shopping, drinking, dining and live entertainment more than gambling.

  • The Rise, Fall and Reboot of UNLVNow

    By Greg Blake Miller

    Watching the ascent and descent of Las Vegas stadium projects is an oddly soothing hobby for Valley news-watchers, something akin to parking on that narrow strip of blacktop along Sunset Road and watching the planes come and go at McCarran: You know what’s going to happen, but the audacity of it all is still exhilarating.

  • A Small Bite

    Tasteful Tidings

    By Melinda Sheckells

    If ever there was a brand perfectly matched to the current Las Vegas scene it is Hakkasan, the behemoth restaurant-nightclub scheduled to open this spring at MGM Grand, a collaboration with Angel Management Group. Its London outpost received a Michelin star and since then locations in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai and Miami (plus recently added New York and San Francisco) have garnered a reputation for offering a dining experience well matched to lovers of modern Cantonese cuisine. On a recent jaunt to San Francisco I was given a preview of what’s in store for the Las Vegas iteration.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    THE ROYAL VISIT: It’s always a delightful social occasion when the Lady Gaga comes to our province to entertain us peasants using the tools of her office: the extraterrestrial drag, the enormous meat grinder, the simulated childbirth and more. Just knowing that we’re going to get a show with this level of refinement and sophistication should make you want to become a better person. Seriously, though: Who else is working on this level these days? David Bowie is retired. GWAR is fun, but if you’ve seen them once, that’s plenty.

  • Halloween Costume Contestss

    The Seven Biggest Hauls

    By Deanna Rilling

    For some, Halloween is the one time of the year when it is totally acceptable to dress like a slut. And, yes, even some of you guys use it as an opportunity to show off your dedication to the gym. But for others, it’s a major cash cow where months of elaborate costume constructing (or […]

  • The Seven Biggest Hauls

    By Deanna Rilling

    For some, Halloween is the one time of the year when it is totally acceptable to dress like a slut. And, yes, even some of you guys use it as an opportunity to show off your dedication to the gym. But for others, it’s a major cash cow where months of elaborate costume constructing (or strategic body-paint planning) result in a major payoff that could earn you more in one night than many people’s annual salary. Here are your seven best chances to score some major moolah.

  • Diner's Notebook

    Javier’s slinks into Aria, Light Group’s Ultimate steak challenge, and the All-Stars sizzle

    By Max Jacobson

    Shhh! While no one was looking, Javier’s, a popular, chic Mexican restaurant import from Newport Beach, Calif., opened quietly at Aria in the space once home to Union, a Light Group steak house. The new restaurant features ceviche, carne asada and Mexican classics from all over the map. Let’s wait and see if it makes a major splash. Or not.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    IL RITORNO: “Come back, come back, Madonna … We still need you,” cries an old Italian man at the end of the video for “Open Your Heart.” I love that bit because the old man’s scripted outburst speaks to a larger cultural truth. Every time we open ourselves up to a singer who resembles her—Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Robyn … say when—it’s like a little prayer for Madonna’s return, and she keeps coming back, even though she really doesn’t have to.

  • National

    The Last Days of Disco

    By Daniel D’Addario, The New York Observer

    Even as Madonna brings her world tour to the MGM Grand Garden for shows on Oct. 13 and 14, longtime fans will have a sneaking suspicion that she’s already sung her swan song.

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