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C. Moon Reed never meant to make Las Vegas her home, but she found a kindred spirit in this upstart town. From trolling red carpets for celebrity gossip to writing in-depth feature stories and slightly self-indulgent personal essays, Reed has explored the kitschy yet endearing pioneer spirit of the Silver State. She is a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. Follow her on Twitter @cmoonreed and at Facebook.com/cmoonreed.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

    We checked in with Melanie Walker, luxury organizer and owner of NEAT Method Las Vegas, for some strategic advice.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

    “Once the virus arrived, I started to think through, ‘How do I get around this? How do I actually make a connection with people?’” says September artist-in-residence Daniel Melo Morales.

  • News

    Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

    It’s hot as Hades outside, and fall seems like a distant dream. But before you escape to the nearest pool or lake, take a moment to consider your safety.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

    Medical doctor Daniella Etel Courban’s new creation is now open on the second floor of Downtown’s Arts Factory.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

    Friends and family chalk his poker success up to a combination of innate intelligence, preternatural card sense and a sense of determination and sportsmanship.

  • News

    Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020

    Making ice cream might seem super complex and intimidating, but it’s actually pretty easy. And since store-bought ice cream is often low-quality and filled with gummy preservatives, even a beginner’s efforts are going to taste spectacular by comparison.

  • News

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

    Prom, graduation, SAT testing—the global pandemic has disrupted all our usual rites of passage. And naturally, that has reverberated into the realm of college admissions. How do prospective students apply to their dream schools when they lack standardized test scores, completed semesters or extracurricular activities?

  • News

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

    Both UNLV and CSN plan to host about 80% of their courses online, with the remaining 20% in person. Per state requirements, the two schools will require face masks to be worn in public. Expect additional safety improvements such as social distancing stickers and protective plexiglass. Other tweaks, like staggered start times, should help prevent hallway traffic. And those who test positive for COVID are asked to report it to their school.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

    Coming soon: A space cadet Zoltar will take your order, and a vending machine will sell tinfoil hats and $1 comic books.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

    The custom builds are tailored to the needs of a specific chef or cuisine: four extra fryers for a fried chicken truck; a large wok on a big burner for a Chinese food truck; three ovens for a bakery on wheels and so on.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

    Find a book club, podcast, comics workshops and more online.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

    Find it at Wynn Las Vegas and at Tenaya Creek’s Downtown taproom.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Checking in with Nevada Ballet Theatre, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, theater companies and more.

  • News

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

    What’s that weird rash? Who knows? Sure, you can use a phone filter to make your skin look great, but it’s better to address the problem and enjoy clear skin.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    “We don’t have to agree, but we have to sit at the table and have the tough conversations in order to move the needle.“

  • Features

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    “We’re advocating for bold ideas and policies that actually improve people’s lives. We don’t do this in service to one political party. It really is in service to the community.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    The funky, whimsical “Window Into the Multiverse” mimics a tear in the fabric of the universe. It’s a little bit M.C. Escher, a little bit Lisa Frank and a little bit ‘National Geographic.’

  • Taste

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    Dining at home doesn’t have to be disappointing if you choose quality ingredients. Here’s how—and where—to do it most effectively

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    The pantry and the UNLV Nutrition Center recently received a $250,000 federal grant as part of the CARES Act.

  • Print

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    The self-published Bicycle Man: Life of Journeys allows avid readers to plow from beginning to end, and casual ones to sample stand-alone stories.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    He found support through a Facebook group for folks who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s where he got the idea to donate plasma.

  • Screen

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    It won the Best Cinematography award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and filmmaker Hisonni Johnson says it has been selected to screen at eight film festivals thus far.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    How to get started, bikes to consider and accessories you’ll need

  • Features

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Seek out high-quality veggies, splurge on certain ingredients and shop your own pantry first.

  • News

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    July might be known for fireworks and cookouts, but summer fun carries a deadly danger.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    The area northwest of Laughlin is full of biodiversity, Indigenous rock art and stunning vistas, and it’s considered sacred to 11 Native American tribes.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Locally made cookies, custard, doughnuts and more.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Cool brews from CraftHaus, Hop Nuts, Big Dog’s and beyond.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    “[Submissions] could be a physical door, or a spiritual awakening. It could be a path not taken or a dream not pursued,” gallerist Nancy Good says.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    He’s famous for his ability to cram his entire body through tennis rackets with their strings removed, among other twisted feats of balance and hilarity.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    The five-hour event will allow for social distancing as guests survey a series of hand-drawn lithographs of Latino businesses; prints inspired by the banana leaves used in Guatemalan tamales; blankets made from sewn-together tortilla chip bags; an enormous (10-by-11-foot) Nacho Cheese Dorito; and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Artist James Stanford’s piece, titled “From the Land Beyond,” features imagery from Old Vegas casinos, and has a cinematic, dreamlike quality.

  • Print

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    ‘How to Be an Antiracist,’ ‘Station Eleven,’ ‘The Vanishing Half’ and more.

  • News

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    In 21 years, they’ve been on 13 assignments. Right now, it’s Nellis Air Force Base. “We move a lot more than most people. We’ve criss-crossed the globe back and forth.”

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Put on your “noticing eyes” to find a few interesting household objects, then place them in “any orientation that you find interesting.”

  • Features

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    We consulted expert Mark Steele, a fourth-generation restaurateur and founder/owner of the Las Vegas-based Restaurant Hospitality Institute.

  • News

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Some Las Vegas-area voters arrived Tuesday night at one of three polling places ready to cast their ballots in the primary election. Instead, they patiently waited. And waited. 

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    “Dance is all about the extension of lines that we create with our bodies and how can we make these lines look never-ending and effortless. I think costume design does the same thing.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    “One of the beauties of going to a brick-and-mortar is the art of discovery. Online, it’s harder to stumble across something.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    From Golden Knights and Raiders to HRC rainbows, Frank Sinatra and even ‘The Golden Girls.’

  • Dining

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    The City has closed off two streets to traffic to create a pair of urban dining areas, complete with socially distant tables, chairs, shade and portable trees.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Opened on May 24, 1955, it lasted just six months before being shut down. But in that time, it broke a key color barrier.

  • Art

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Kim Bavington quit a graphic design career for the more fulfilling job of teaching art to kids. Now, she's embarking on another life change.

  • Community

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    The Valley is threaded with an entire network of urban trails ... and the best part is, they’re still open.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Online sites for cooking, making instruments and … riding roller coasters?

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Is it art? A practical joke? An elaborate wish? Or a real product? Right now, it’s too soon to say.

  • Business

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    The new reality of the global pandemic really hit home for Opportunity Village president and CEO Bob Brown when he went grocery shopping.

  • Print

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Howard Hughes, the PEPCON disaster, a poetry collection and more.

  • A&E

    Friday, April 24, 2020

    “We realized that it’s actually easier to just partner with a designer, just buy every copy of the game in existence and just publish it ourselves.”

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Treat a video date like a real one. “It’s very similar to a regular date, where you want to focus on what’s in front of you,” DeAlto says. Ditch the distractions and pay attention to the person on the screen.