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    Fanboys, Unite at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

    By Mike Grimala

    Judging by last year’s turnout—20,000 fans in three days—South Point is going to be packed wall-to-wall with comic-book nerds for the second annual Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con. So you’ll be able to walk freely among your own kind, discussing the latest developments in Marvel Earth-295 without fear of judgment.

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    Containing Vegas

    By Deanna Rilling

    Does the empty Borders in Town Square make you sad? All those well-organized shelves, emptied and packed off to wherever used industrial-strength bookshelves go. Although the books aren’t coming back, the obsessive organization is making a triumphant return to the erstwhile Borders space. The Container Store—a Texas-based chain dedicated to taming the chaos in your home, office and car—will open its first Nevada outpost May 12. Here’s why that’s a good thing:

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    Why Tony Hsieh of Zappos is the right guy to own the 51s.*

    1. He would inspire the players to decorate their lockers. 2. Manolo Blahniks for the shortstop. 3. Glow-stick Louisville Sluggers on rave night. 4. Call-center Fridays. 5. Catch a foul ball, get a free copy of Delivering Happiness. 6. Don’t catch a foul ball, get a free copy of Delivering Happiness. 7. Three words: Seventh-inning yoga.

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    Why Downtowners Think 2012 Will Be the Year of Downtown

    By Akilah Jordan

    1. The Mob Museum opens Feb. 14. What’s better for stirring community pride than a monument to our criminal past? Related Story The Future of Natural History The future of downtown Las Vegas’ Cultural Corridor on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard may lie with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

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    Why the Big Mob Bust Didn’t Go Down in Vegas

    By Greg Blake Miller

    The FBI recently arrested 125 reputed mobsters in a single day. Eight hundred federal agents were in on the investigation, proving that it takes nearly seven G-men to arrest a wiseguy. Still, there were so many hoods that the feds needed to commandeer an entire gymnasium to book them. The gym, unfortunately, was in Brooklyn, leaving Las Vegas authorities scrambling to determine why we didn’t get to host the big event. As always, Vegas Seven is here to shed light: 1. The corner booth at Piero’s was booked.

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    Why We’ll Miss 2010

    By Greg Blake Miller

    1. It was not 2009. 2. The exciting inauguration of Las Vegas’ groundbreaking Open Spaces Construction Initiative: Build ’em big, leave ’em empty. 3. It was a time when Brian Sandoval didn’t need a plan. 4. The Cosmo—coming soon! 5. State services—funded at 2010 levels! 6. It was not 2011. 7. Oh, never mind.

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    Buffet Battle

    As of Nov. 7, The Next Iron Chef has moved to Las Vegas. That week was all about chocolate desserts. This week, Nov. 14, will be about re-interpreting the classic Las Vegas buffet. The show airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on the Food Network. Here are seven reasons why you should tune in: 1. Contestants have one hour to make five dishes that feature the secret ingredient, which in the past has been everything from trout to truffles to cognac. What’ll it be this time?

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    History Capital of the World

    By Greg Blake Miller

    The Urban History Association is an international scholarly organization devoted to the study of cities, their plans and their pasts. This week, it will hold its biennial conference in a city that many scholars believe has neither a plan nor a past.

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