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FOOD REVIEW: ROSE. RABBIT. LIE.

Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm

You have probably seen the billboards, the blogger posts, the banner ads, the news spots, and maybe even the TV commercials (apparently people still watch TV?). Even a faux demonstration of grammarians protesting the gross...

EATING YOUR WORDS

Jan 08, 2014 2:19pm

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

Jan 29, 2014 3:44pm
ARIES (March 21-April 19)On my fifteenth birthday, I finally figured out that eating dairy products...
<p>Josh Brolin makes delicious pies that makes the ladies fall in love with him.</p>

TASTY PIE LOVE STORY

Jan 29, 2014 3:39pm
Here’s an odd bit of trivia: If you caught last year’s documentary about J.D. Salinger,...
<p>Jevijoe Vitug&amp;#8217;s &amp;#8220;To be titled Afghanistan&amp;#8221;</p>

MOVEMENT AND CHANGE

Jan 29, 2014 2:07pm
On occasion, we pause long enough to watch the clouds shifting above. Meanwhile, always...
<p>Felicity Jones, left, as Nelly Ternan, and Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens, in a scene from The Invisible Woman. Jones performance as the younger woman in the famous author&amp;#8217;s life holds the Fiennes-directed movie together.</p>

DICKENS’ PASSION

Jan 22, 2014 10:13am
The Invisible Woman: Come for the acting chops and directorial flourishes of Ralph...

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“TEACH ME”

Oct 31, 2013 7:47am
“Teach Me” is the winning story from this year’s Flash Fiction contest, sponsored by the Vegas Valley Book Festival. The author is Lisa McGlaun.Entrants had 90 minutes to write a 500-word story based...
<p>Life Is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudry and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh walk the festival grounds downtown Saturday.</p>

ART IS BEAUTIFUL

Oct 31, 2013 7:44am
One of the components that made Life Is Beautiful visually engaging was the art set against the backdrop of Las Vegas’ urban landscape, once grimy, now bejeweled with creative projects. Sides of...
<p>Scott and Jeff Kraynak, &amp;#8220;Animal Crackers&amp;#8221;</p>

FIRST FRIDAY ROUNDUP

Oct 31, 2013 7:38am
Scott and Jeff KraynakAnimal CrackersTwo bison take aim at herds of humans from train windows while Manatee’s on jet skis cruise around mangled human corpses. Men in suits peer out from between the...
Westray (Brad Pitt) outlines the harsh truths of the Counselor's (Michael Fassbender) predicament.

RECEIVING BAD COUNSEL

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:05am
There are lots of ways it could have gone wrong, and The Counselor flirts obsessively with most of them. A meeting of the minds between director Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy – who wrote the...
<p>Artist James Henninger at his Arts Factory gallery Oct. 18.</p><p style="text-align:right;">photo by LauNCE RAKE</p>

STAIRWAY TO HENNINGER

Updated: Oct 24, 2013 2:49pm
It took a god of rock three years to find James Henninger.When we say “god,” there are not many people (and fewer living) that we could be talking about, but Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant has to...

BEATLES VS. STONES BY JOHN MCMILLIAN

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:12am
The conventional wisdom claims both bands loved each other; any rivalry was only hype. Historian John McMillian marshals evidence, gleaned from chronicles, biographies, interviews, and his own...
<p>Scott Flansburg, the Human Calculator</p>

Beautiful numbers

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:08am
Scott Flansburg is good with numbers. Very good.For the last 20 years, the man nicknamed the “Human Calculator” has entertained (and along the way, taught) with math. He is the Guiness World Record...
<p>Kara Maria, &amp;#8220;Animal Heart&amp;#8221;</p>

EXPLORING INTERCONNECTIONS OF INK, PLATE AND SKIN

Oct 16, 2013 5:37pm
In a pinch , lacking paper and needing to remember some word or number, we might jot it down on palm or arm. The brief participation these notations offer only pokes at the long-standing tradition...
<p>PHOTO BY FRANK CONNOR/DREAMWORKS II DISTRIBUTION</p>

MORE WIKIMEEK THAN GRIPPING

Oct 16, 2013 5:34pm
The real story revealed in The Fifth Estate isn’t the rise of Julian Assange or the threat of Wikileaks; it’s that, by and large, nobody cares.The film is bubbling over with characters exclaiming or...
This undated publicity photo provided by The Penguin Press shows the cover of the book, &amp;quot;Bleeding Edge,&amp;quot; by Thomas Pynchon. (AP Photo/The Penguin Press)

BLEEDING EDGE, BY THOMAS PYNCHON

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 2:58pm
To longtime fan(atic)s of Thomas Pynchon’s fiction—to that cohort of smart-ass baby boomers who followed him through the 1960s and 1970s in novels like The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow as...
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