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"The Strip Sense" Columns

  • 5/7/09: The Danny Gans Lesson (An appreciation)
  • 4/30/09: Now we're cooking (Top Chef)
  • 4/23/09: Between A Rock and a Chinese Place (Woo Restaurant)
  • 4/16/09: Funny While It Lasted (Brothel Tax)
  • 4/9/09: Who Could Have Predicted This Mess?
  • 4/2/09: When The Fun Stops (MGM Mirage Too Big To Fail?)
  • 3/26/09: Losers’ Las Vegas
  • 3/19/09: Catch The Rising Stars (Erich Bergen of Jersey Boys)
  • 3/12/09: M is for Minutiae (Olds do M Resort)
  • 3/4/09: Real magic (Siegfried & Roy's finale)
  • 2/26/09: Sun dance festival (Cirque dance auditions)
  • 2/19/09: Is it Oscar vs. Obama or Oscar vs. Oscar?
  • 2/12/09: How Danny Got His Groove Back (Danny Gans)
  • 2/5/09: Yes. Las Vegas, there is homophobia
  • 1/29/09: Si, vamanos (Hispanic marketing)
  • 1/23/09: Lawyers, guns … and money (Mob Museum)
  • 1/15/09: The headliner who got away (Joey Arias)
  • 1/8/09: One Hot Mamma! An Appreciation
  • 1/1/09: Can You Feel The Length Tonight? (Lion King)
  • 12/25/08: In the margins: Extras from Wynn interviews
  • 12/11/08: A journalistic travesty (RJ v LVCVA/R&R)
  • 12/4/08: A real magic trick (David Copperfield)
  • 11/26/08: 18 Is Enough (legal gambling age)
  • 11/20/08: Elaine Wynn, embracing change
  • 11/13/08: Bad Beat: Try as it might, the poker world just can't make its sport respectable
  • 11/6/08: What Happens With Wanda: Notes on complete stranger who loves Criss Angel
  • 10/30/08: No ado about something
  • 10/23/08: Still the defiant one: The incurable angst of Tony Curtis
  • 10/16/08: Jerry-rigged Vegas: A Springer residency here could be a huge boost
  • 10/9/08: Don't "Believe" the hate
  • 10/2/08: Flower Tower: Vegas May Be Ready For A Gay Hotel-Casino
  • 9/25/08: He Dunne it: How a famous writer taught me to savor my O.J. Star Blight
  • 9/18/08: Star blight: Despite Dion’s run, Vegas is still basically where passé stars come to roost
  • 9/11/08: Sheldon Adelson has-gasp!-a little bit of liberal in him
  • 8/28/08: What happens in Beijing: How a local newspaper squandered a terrific opportunity
  • 8/21/08: Digital Vegas: Podcasts need to be portable to be relevant
  • 8/13/08: Weirdest Grudge Match Ever: ACLU v NERC
  • 8/7/08: Leave Boyd alone! The gaming giant's delay of Echelon is the prudent move
  • 7/31/08:The price is … strange Room rates take a curious plunge right around the anniversary of 9-11
  • 7/24/08: Fee for all: Should cover charges in Vegas be equitable for both sexes
  • 7/17/08: Trump-atross? The mogul’s Strip tower is loaded with question marks
  • 7/10/08: Flush in the Pan: Watching live poker isn't for everyone
  • 7/3/08: The world needs a poker star
  • 6/26/08: Boom cycle: Can Las Vegas ever be overbuilt?
  • 6/19/08: Cirque has class: Why the famed troupe holds the answer to fixing public education
  • 6/12/08: Nevada’s gay duh: Leaving millions on the table in the name of—ready for it?—morality
  • 6/5/08: The Manilow Principle: Why some shows are better the second time - and why some are not
  • 5/28/08: Perez is burning: My personal screed against America's celebrity blogger
  • 5/21/08: Pimp My Puppet: Terry Fator's path to success.
  • 5/15/08: The Diva's In The Details
  • 5/8/08: Working His Way Back To You: Frankie Valli Gets Vindication
  • 4/29/08: Space battle: Wynn is gearing up for the next round of building more stuff
  • 4/23/08: Risks with no rewards: The perilous world of Vegas entertainment
  • 4/17/08: What’s in a dot?: The punctuation of the Strip
  • 4/10/08: Having Their Say: Vegas Moguls React To WSJ Scribe’s Tome
  • 4/3/08: Gaffe Factory: WSJ scribe's book full of errors
  • 3/27/08: Mob mentality: For better or worse, Las Vegas continues to revel in its gangster past
  • 3/20/08: It’s a Vegas world: We just travel in it
  • 3/13/08: Vegas' Cultural Revolution: Who's Tacky Now, Bitch?
  • 3/6/08: In defense of the ultimate juice job: Save the monorail?
  • 2/28/08: The return of Tina Walsh: Her long, perilous road back to stardom.
  • 2/21/08: The next big thing: Audience interactive production shows?
  • 2/14/08: R.I.P. Broadway West: We Hardly Knew Ye
  • 1/31/08: Live, from the Monte Carlo fire: Via an apartment in New York
  • 1/24/08: What's Gay Got To Do With It?
  • 1/17/08:You are being insulted: Why aren’t candidates campaigning in casinos?
  • 1/10/08: The most powerful man in Nevada is...
  • 1/3/08: New Year's Wishes: May Old Frenemies Be Remembered.
  • 12/27/07: What's in a Vegas name: How About Some Fresh Aria?
  • 12/20/07: Poor Danny Gans: Money For Nothin' and Tix For Free
  • 12/13/07: Two Million Reasons: Why Some Vegas Lovers Live Elsewhere
  • 12/6/07: An appreciation of Celine
  • 11/28/07: Big, bad and ugly: The four worst ideas in Vegas
  • 11/21/07: Bigger, brighter, better: Vegas has a fine regard for history
  • 11/21/07: More tales of the thin-skinned city
  • 11/15/07: Vegas isn't San Francisco: The foodie stars shine brighter on us
  • 11/8/07: So Hans is gay: Tales from a disastrous coming-out
  • 10/25/07: I turned 35 and graduated from cultural relevance
  • 10/21/07: Bye, Hansie!
  • 10/18/07: An appeal to Mr. Adelson: Let It Go
  • 10/12/07: Fighting For Our Right to O.J. and Paris
  • 10/11/07: Rose in semi-bloom: There’s no crying in—or out of—baseball
  • 10/4/07: Finding Good Taste in Vegas Where You Least Expect It
  • 9/27/07: Oy Vegas! Is Sin City Getting Kosher?
  • 9/20/07: Coming Soon: Cirque du O.J.
  • 9/14/07: A 'Strip Sense' Sampler
  • 9/7/07: Let the Wacky Fossett Theories Begin!
  • 8/30/07: In Vegas, Let the N-Word
  • 8/24/07: The $4 Interview With Doomsayer Jerry Lewis
  • 8/17/07: Casino chips ahoy!
  • 8/10/07: When Hansie Met Siggy (and Roy)
  • 8/3/07: Our Panorama Fortune Awaits
  • 7/27/07: News Flash: Vegas NOT under attack in NBA mess
  • 7/20/07: Is Poker Over?
  • 7/13/07: Poker Railbirds, Explain Thyselves
  • 7/6/07: Thin-Skinned City
  • 6/29/07: Don't Sell Vegas' High-Tech World Short
  • 6/22/07: A colossal stinker is in the making at Planet Hollywood
  • 6/15/07: Don't Worry, Deafie, It's Plenty Loud
  • 6/8/07: WHHSH = Nails On A Blackboard

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