I think this old comic book of mine is worth a million dollars! Where can I get it appraised?
Before you go rummaging through your attic for X-Men #1, take a deep breath and consider getting your four-color treasures signed and graded to ensure their value. (Grading involves evaluating the condition of and sealing the book in a protective cover.
The holidays aren’t officially over until that final ritual: Hauling the desiccated husk of what was formerly your Christmas tree curbside for trash pickup, no doubt leaving behind a splintery trail of pine needles to rival the typical forest floor.
Time to switch up the ritual and recycle that bad boy instead.
If you take the temperature of our zeitgeist, the thermometer doesn’t lie — zombie fever is red-hot and spreading like a, well, plague. From TV (“The Walking Dead”) to movies (“Survival of the Dead”) to novels (“World War Z”) to comics (“The Last Zombie”) to video games (“Dead Island”), it’s the Age of the Undead.
Bluegrass, bazaars and
the (actual!) London Bridge
The crisp, clear weather of the wintertime desert beckons road trippers all season long. Drive this 485-mile loop on the third weekend in January, and you can enjoy bluegrass music and a legendary RV encampment, in addition to all the glorious vistas and natural wonders.
The countless iconic photos of fun and frolic in the heat of Las Vegas live, ironically, in the cold — 65 degrees Fahrenheit, to be exact. The shivery climate of the backroom photo vault of the Las Vegas News Bureau is meant to slow the creep of natural decay that makes the photos curl and turn yellow.
“What should I do?” Matt McKenzie, head bartender at Giuseppe’s Bar & Grille on Durango, says that’s by far the most common question he hears. People ask him for help with their predicaments at work, with money, in relationships — yeah, especially that last one.
The Brazilian steakhouse piles on the protein without cutting corners
I don’t want to like the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant concept. It’s not really a steakhouse at all, because the process at a steakhouse is to sit, drink, choose your favorite cut and pair it with a potato, and then get down to business.
In December’s whirlwind of holiday parties, the weirdest thing kept happening, the kind of thing that trips your neck hairs and makes you think some sort of cosmic convergence is afoot. (Or maybe it was just the champagne cocktails that I was, unwisely, drinking from a goblet the size of a toaster oven.
Nevada's higher ed system sets its sights on non-traditional students who dropped out when they were almost done
Giving up college within 30 credit hours of graduation might make some people feel like quitters, but to the Nevada System of Higher Education, the thousands of people in this situation represent a gold mine of potential for upping the education level of the state’s populace.
This fall, the Nevada System of Higher Education started a program enthusiastically dubbed “Don’t Wait, Graduate!” It’s designed specifically to lure non-traditional students, who’ve earned a majority of the credits they need to graduate, back to school to finish their associate’s or bachelor’s degrees.
A bill that would preserve Gold Butte has opened up a debate about conservation and community values
Nancy Hall is unfazed by the rattling, the shaking, the jarring, the relentless kabump-kachunk-kabump that is turning her dusty Toyota Tacoma into some demonic carnival ride on this Saturday morning. If you were sitting next to her as she navigates this merciless Gold Butte back road, you’d marvel, too — because look at you: You’re instinctively gripping the seat, the arm rest, the oh-Jesus handle — anything — while also clenching your jaw lest your molars fly out of your mouth.
When the Flamingo opened, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was so determined to be classy that he required the staff to wear tuxedoes. One day, or so the story went in “The Green Felt Jungle,” he found a man clad in a tuxedo relaxing on a chaise lounge.