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What’s happened to all the booth-babe skin at CES?

Jan 22, 2014 10:11am
Convention season is upon us.The holidays having dried up like a puddle of vomit in a parking...
staffordshire bull terriers and chihuahua

Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas

Jan 08, 2014 3:01pm
Viva, my ass! Sometimes my relentless optimism gets tested, and this past holiday season...

In my work, 26 is over the hill

Dec 26, 2013 8:39am
Here in Vegas, we’re not into old shit. If a building starts accumulating too much...

Tough times = Lowering standards

Dec 12, 2013 9:45am
For a hack like me who makes a living doing odd gigs, December can be a pretty slow month...

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Going gonzo

Updated: Nov 27, 2013 5:13pm
People are always asking me if I’m a Hunter S. Thompson fan, because clearly any Vegas writer worth his/her salt owes a huge debt to Thompson, author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and father of...
<p>PHOTO BY KELLY GARNI</p><p>The haunting, post-apocalyptic landscape of the Rock-A-Hoola sits unattended and largely undisturbed since closing in 2004. Over the years, the Mojave Desert has gradually reclaimed much of the landscape, with mesquite trees growing up between cracks in the concrete and sand drifting into the pools.</p>

Fun’s Over!

Updated: Nov 27, 2013 4:02pm
Many Las Vegans these days are keeping a hopeful eye trained on the High Roller – aka that fabulous, ridiculous Ferris wheel being constructed center-Strip - widely regarded as an omen of long-...

A Life Not Safe For NPR Broadcast

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:38am
I woke up one morning not too long ago at my usual dissolute hour, and rolling over to check my phone, found that someone had left me a voicemail.Arrgh, I hate voicemail!Just text me already, people...

Bless me, Vegas, for I have sinned

Oct 16, 2013 5:47pm
The other week, in a room at the Rumor Hotel, I punched, slapped and choked a man for fifteen minutes straight, despite his pathetic begging and pleading for me to stop. In fact, his desperate...

Strange journey as a stock photo

Oct 03, 2013 7:28am
The other day, I read about a model in New York who is suing a stock photography agency for selling an image of her to an HIV-rights campaign. Her photo appeared in a local paper beside the legend “I...
<p>Sarah Jane at Burning Man</p>


Sep 19, 2013 9:39am
This time of year is a real drag. Summer’s over, everything’s withering up and dying, and my birthday is right around the corner — reminding me of my own imminent withering up and dying. Shudder!...

Direct to your room

Updated: Sep 04, 2013 7:06pm
Some girls move to Vegas and dream of headlining a show. Some dream of marrying a millionaire. Some dream of opening their own restaurant. Well, ever since I moved here, I’ve had a very simple dream...
<p>Sarah Jane Woodall (portrait by Jeferson Applegate)</p>

Woodall: Notes from a trip to biker nirvana

Updated: Aug 28, 2013 3:10pm
In Vegas, we’ll take your money however we can get it — but cash is still king. Everyone from dealers, cocktail servers and the people in the casino count room to showroom ushers, street buskers and...

Sarah Jane: Me, sober!

Aug 07, 2013 4:28pm
Due to medical reasons, I was unable to drink booze or smoke weed for nearly the entire month of July — 26 loooong, miserable days of sobriety.Now, that might make me sound like an alcoholic, but I’m...
<p>That&amp;#8217;s Sarah Jane in the red jumpsuit</p>

King for a day

Jul 24, 2013 2:48pm
I’m not alone in observing that Vegas is nothing less than America distilled to its essence. We’ve taken everything America stands for, super-sized it and squeezed it into four glittering miles of...