Vegas Seven

Editor's Note

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    Vegas Seven Moving to All-Digital Platform

    By Seven Staff

    While this will be our last regular print issue of Vegas Seven, please find a continued commitment to storytelling on our websites.

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    Introducing the New Vegas Seven

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Judging this “book” by its cover, you’ll probably notice there is something different about the magazine this week.

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    Seven for Seven

    By Paul Szydelko

    We bring home seventeen awards from the Nevada Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, including seven first-place honors.

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    Vegas Seven Named Best Urban Weekly in Nevada

    By Matt Jacob

    First-Place General Excellence award among 18 honors from the Nevada Press Association

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    Fresh From the Oven

    By Greg Blake Miller

    It seems like there’s a stat for everything these days. Here at Vegas Seven, perhaps the most telling one is the PNO, or Pizza Not Eaten.

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    Missing Max

    By Phil Hagen

    The January 2 issue of Vegas Seven will be the last in which Max Jacobson will appear for quite some time, we’re sad to say. It may be many months—nobody knows.

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    Four Years of Fascinating People

    By Greg Blake Miller

    When we decided on Southern Nevada Water Authority boss Pat Mulroy as our Most Fascinating Person for 2013, we knew at once who was the perfect writer for the job: Heidi Kyser has spent years learning the circuitous ways and fierce conflicts of water policy in the West. Moreover, who better to match up with the well-read Mulroy, who did her graduate work at Stanford, than our very own Harvard-educated Kyser?

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    The Memory Artist

    By Greg Blake Miller

    When you turn to this issue’s cover story, you’ll be struck by the acuteness of author Steve Bornfeld’s memory, not only of the grand public events of November 22, 1963—a president slain, a nation in mourning—but of the textures of the workaday world where those events were experienced. Bornfeld was just 6 years old the […]

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    A Salute to Professor Green

    By Greg Blake Miller

    Vegas Seven's Michael Green, a professor at the College of Southern Nevada, recently took The American Historical Association's 2013 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award.

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    High Honors for Vegas Seven

    By Greg Blake Miller

    One of the pleasures of walking into the Vegas Seven office each day is crossing paths with a creative team that sees the world from idiosyncratic angles and shares its visions with style and joy.

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    The Green Hour

    By Greg Blake Miller

    At a time when—politically, economically, culturally—so much seems so wrong to so many of us, it’s easy to forget about the environment. It’s the ultimate peace-and-prosperity issue, the thing we think about when everything else isn’t on our mind. But as global weather patterns grow curiouser and curiouser (to paraphrase Alice, who visited a place even weirder than 21st-century Vegas), we no longer have the luxury of waiting for a calm moment.

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    A Tale of Two Rickeys

    By Greg Blake Miller

    One of the most ironic spectacles in recent weeks was the fulsome support Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey III gave to the idea of moving the Las Vegas 51s from Cashman Field to Summerlin. Just as millions of moviegoers were watching the tale of how Rickey’s grandfather spearheaded the integration of Major League Baseball, Las Vegans got a look at the letter Rickey III sent to prospective 51s co-owner Steve Mack advocating the team’s move to the suburbs.

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    Nostalgic Innovation

    By Greg Blake Miller

    As I read Geoff Carter’s roundup of the growing Las Vegas tech community, I was struck by the quiet nostalgia lurking behind so many of the Businesses of Tomorrow. Rumgr lets us buy (among other things) cool vintage stuff from the dude down the street, Romotive’s Romo the Robot is the realization of the childhood dreams of several generations— Danger, Will Robinson!—and Rolltech revives the clubby old competition of our fathers’ ugly-shirted bowling leagues.

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    The Year of Now

    By Greg Blake Miller

    No city wants to be compared to a compost heap, but it’s a fitting—and hopeful—metaphor for Las Vegas as it enters 2013. We’ve had a malodorous five-year experience as the core of a shriveled world economy, but something strange happened along the way: The seeds of Downtown culture—planted long before Tony Hsieh came along but fortified by his largesse—took root and green shoots appeared on Fremont Street and in Symphony Park.

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    Persistence of Vision

    By Greg Blake Miller

    These are the years of bottle service and vacant paparazzi smiles and the thrum of recycled music transmogrified by preening men in booths. The glamour of it all is palpable, the beauty of what happens here and goes away instantly. The commercials had it all wrong, right? Nothing stays here. That is the magic of a city built on the sale of shattered steadfastness and wild-eyed evanescent hope.

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