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  • Green Felt Journal

    Casino Future Not So Hard to Predict

    By David G. Schwartz

    In 1996 casino consultant Eugene Christiansen made a bold claim: “... look carefully at Treasure Island. You’re looking at the future—the future of Las Vegas.” He was more right than we ever could have imagined

  • the most fabulous thing

    Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Entrances Our DisneyBound Thor

    By Charlie Starling

    Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an immersive exhibit that affords you the opportunity to get up close and personal with props and costumes from Marvel movies.

  • Showstopper

    The LuWow Factor

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Vegas goes Hawaiian in new tropical treat, Island Heat LuWow.

  • Stage

    Is Adam Carolla an Asshole or Just Pretending?

    By Steve Bornfeld

    This man is not an asshole. Or as he explains: “The reason I can act like an asshole is because I’m not an asshole.” Comprehending the psychological crosscurrents of asshole-ology brings us to the faux-asshole in question, Adam Carolla, who’s triggered his share of controversy, yet doesn’t label his critics assholes … exactly. “There’s just […]

  • Showstopper

    Comedy Icon Bill Cosby a Reminder to Revere the Storytellers

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Cosby is Cosby-ier than ever. This icon’s rhythms are still comforting in their warmth and familiarity. Ditto his material, which remains squarely in his parents-and-kids/husbands-and-wives/battle-of-the-sexes wheelhouse.

  • Back to the Money Shot

    By Jason Scavone

    After two successful turns on the Comedy Central Roasts of David Hasslehoff and Donald Trump, Whitney Cummings  dropped not one, but two sitcoms in September 2011—2 Broke Girls, which she co-created and co-produces; and the eponymous Whitney.

  • 2012 Nightclub Awards

    Best Comeback Performance: Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

    Fans of Gilley’s at the dearly departed New Frontier hotel shed a whiskey’d tear in 2007 when the property was closed and then razed to make way for … absolutely nothing. Where were they to get their simultaneous fix of barbecue, line dancing and bull riding? It would be nearly three years before the answer would once again be Gilley’s. The beloved saloon was revived better—and cleaner—than ever with a parquet dance floor, lots of seating, a barbecue restaurant and a mechanical bull known for being the bucking-est in town, operated by an old pro with a mean streak.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Nightlifeless

    By David G. Schwartz

    If you’ve been on the Strip in the past five years, you know that nightclubs are front-and-center at most big resorts. Which begs the question: What’s a Vegas casino look like today when you subtract the nightclubs?

  • 2012 Nightclub Awards

    Best Comeback Performance: Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

    Fans of Gilley’s at the dearly departed New Frontier hotel shed a whiskey’d tear in 2007 when the property was closed and then razed to make way for … absolutely nothing. Where were they to get their simultaneous fix of barbecue, line dancing and bull riding? It would be nearly three years before the answer would once again be Gilley’s. The beloved saloon was revived better—and cleaner—than ever with a parquet dance floor, lots of seating, a barbecue restaurant and a mechanical bull known for being the bucking-est in town, operated by an old pro with a mean streak.

  • Music

    Do-si-do’s (and Don’ts)

    By Danny Axelrod

    With the return of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, country music fans can expect an abundance of concerts to get in loads of boot-scooting boogying. From Dec. 6-15, the NFR has sanctioned more than two dozen music and comedy opportunities, which will appeal to both die-hard aficionados and the relatively uninitiated. With this in mind, here’s a cross-section of performances, from the most-anticipated to a few you may have otherwise missed, to assure the most out of your NFR musical experience. Keen on Contemporary:

  • Gossip

    The Situation is 30, possibly

    By Jason Scavone

    Newly out-of-rehab, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino celebrated his 30th birthday party the way anyone would want to spend their 30th birthday party—avoiding booze and dressing like a 12-year-old. That’s, of course, assuming he’s actually 30 and not 48, as he looks on his show. Sitch was at the grand opening of Señor Frog’s at Treasure Island along with brothers Marc and Frankie Jr., sister Melissa and mother, Linda.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Señor Frog’s Fajitas

    By Grace Bascos

    This spring-break staple has been cranking out fun times and Mexican fare since its original opening in Mazatlan, Mexico, in 1970. The brand-new outpost at TI opens at 11 a.m. May 5 for “anything goes” mayhem. Don’t miss Señor Frog’s signature fajitas with your choice of chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetables sizzling with onion and red and green bell peppers. Refried beans, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and flour tortillas on the side finish the dish.

  • Cocktail Culture

    Itchin’ for a Bite

    By Xania V. Woodman

    As the lines between country and pop continue to blur, I’ve found myself listening to the unimaginable—country music—and rather liking it. Taylor Swift is the gateway drug, it turns out, as is Keith Urban and pretty much anyone who looks like him in a tight T-shirt and Levis. God bless ’merica!

  • Dishing With Grace

    Cannoli Cupcake, Pizzeria Francesco’s

    By Grace Bascos

    We know you just started your 2012 health kick. But if you feel like blowing it off, do it for the right reason. Like this dark chocolate- and vanilla-marbled cupcake, topped with a nest of creamy chocolate buttercream. The cupcake only gets better as it's stuffed with a traditional cannoli filling of chocolate chip-studded sweet ricotta flavored with orange and cinnamon.

  • Dining

    Where There’s Smoke

    By Max Jacobson

    Good ol’ boys who ride mechanical bulls and dance the do-si-do need a place where they can chow down on the Strip, and Gilley’s fills the bill. All my exes don’t live in Texas, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a cowboy sometimes, too. After all, man cannot live on foie gras alone.

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