Wizard World Comic Con is coming April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Expected guests include Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney and David Morrissey of The Walking Dead; Elvira; Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street; Tom Felton from the Harry Potter movies; and others. wizardworld.com
On a map, the emptier parts of Lincoln and Nye counties look like the tail end of nowhere. Not so. From petroglyphs to the area’s distinctive basin-and-range geology, there’s enough there to prompt a preservation movement that includes legislation by Sen. Harry Reid to set aside more than 1,200 square miles.
Spring has sprung, and so has the annual release of new fragrances from top-name perfumers. This year’s trends feature natural notes that come straight from the kitchen — rhubarb, tea and mint. Smell the magic.
Luxury intersects hard-nosed necessity on Main Street, where unsentimental auto lots and bail bondsmen mingle with vintage shops and high-end home decor. The unlikely mix tells a story of transformation on one of Las Vegas’ oldest streets.
When Patrick Gaffey first encountered Bishr Hijazi’s Arab Ensemble, it consisted of Hijazi, playing the oud, and three percussionists. “You could see that he could use somebody who could play a little bit more legato,” says Gaffey, the county cultural-program supervisor who runs the Winchester Cultural Center.
With the explosive growth of the valley’s Hispanic population in the past two decades, options for Mexican food have exploded, too. Sure, you know about tasty street tacos and salsa-smothered enchiladas, but what about huaraches and panuchos?
A fertile field doesn’t lay fallow for long. When the spot in Restaurant Row linking the Venetian to Palazzo became vacant, a stranger came to town — a stranger to us, anyway. The 50 Eggs restaurant group is well known in the Miami area for its hip, conceptual American South and South East Asian restaurants.
I am generally a calm person. I mean, don’t you dare check with my wife about that. But I will concede to a distinct lack of calm whenever I have to call customer support. I’m not proud of going all Joe Pesci from Goodfellas on these poor anonymous souls doing their crappy jobs for AT&T, BofA and 1800FLOWERS.
So, who knows. Perhaps the great historic conflict defining humanity in the 21st century won’t be over global economic inequality or the soggy shakeout from climate change or privacy in an era of the commercial-military digital surveillance Googleplex
Let’s think water: In a March story headlined “Real thirst,” Heidi Kyser reported on companies that bottle treated, alkalized Vegas tap water and sell it as a healthful drink, in particular the brand Real Water.