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Film review: Jobs

Most people recognized Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates from Psycho. But he is also known, unflatteringly, for his performance as baseball player Jimmy Piersall in Fear Strikes Out. It was a...

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Lee Mallory

Three questions with poet/performer Lee Mallory

Recently transplanted from Orange County, where he reigned over the poetry scene and coordinated readings for two decades, Lee Mallory is wasting no time in establishing himself here. He’s top-...

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Fear and Loathing on the syllabus -- an early look at our next issue!

When school cranks up again in a few weeks, UNLV Professor Gregory Borchard will teach a class keyed to the work of Hunter S. Thompson, the large-living, charismatic author of Fear and...

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Life is More Better Beautiful - Now with Vampires!

A day after Billboard magazine announced additions to the lineup for Las Vegas' LIfe is Beautiful festival in October, the planners revealed one more band to the group: Vampire Weekend joined the...

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Junk food queen

In which we shamelessly ride Alissa Nutting's coattails

Writer Alissa Nutting -- formerly a fellow at the Black Mountain Institute and a delightful presence on the Las Vegas literary scene -- has just published this summer's hottest, possibly most...

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Kristen Wiig, left, and Annette Bening

Review: Wiig can't carry 'Girl Most Likely'

Girl Most Likely is a movie about a woman who doesn’t know who she is. Not in the amnesiac sense, although that might have some thrust with Kristen Wiig. It is also, unfortunately, a movie that...

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Rob Ruckus, left, and Dirk Vermin (COURTESY: A&E)

Dirk Vermin talks about his tattoo-themed TV show

Earlier this week, we reported that the new TV series Bad Ink, starring Pussykat Tattoo Parlor owner Dirk Vermin and fellow musician Rob Ruckus (both of local punk band The Vermin), premieres on A...
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Muse, Phoenix, Krewella, Miguel, others highlight giant radio festival

Corporate radio stations still suck, to paraphrase Kurt Cobain, but Clear Channel's third iHeartRadio festival — skedded for Sept. 20-21 at MGM Grand Garden Arena and The Lot across from Luxor —...

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From The Big, Big World of Garilyn Brune

Art and sex: a Thursday night discussion

Sex -- so ripe with issues of identity, culture, beauty, politics and humanity -- is a fertile topic for artists with the skill, vision and courage to really explore it. But for some reason (wink...

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Dirk Vermin, left, and Rob Ruckus (COURTESY: A&E)

Dirk Vermin's 'Bad Ink' coming to TV in August

It's official: Dirk Vermin and Rob Ruckus are going to be television stars. 

The premiere for Bad Ink — the show centered on Vermin, the Pussykat Tattoo Parlor proprietor/artist and frontman...

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