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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

  • Features

    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Give, volunteer and donate locally in these ways.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    If the quarantine is making you lonely, or if you just want to help, it’s a great time to foster (or adopt) a pet.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Las Vegas-based fitness instructor and certified personal trainer Patricia Castro offers these workout-at-home tips.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    "All the things we’re doing to cope [with this shutdown] would not be possible were it not for an art sector in your community."

  • Art

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Las Vegas-based artist Bobbie Ann Howell makes art that is both beautiful and meaningful.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    While her Binion’s show is on hiatus, she’ll host smaller “unplugged versions” of the show at Spirit & Spark, her Henderson “boutique soul center.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    “The goal is to perform for 100,000 kids throughout the country before June of next year,” Russell says of latest production ‘American Son.’

  • Taste

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Trendy health ingredients and superfoods—green tea, chia seeds, kale, black cherry prickly pear and hibiscus—dominate the menu.

  • Taste

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    The menu offers elevated bar food, some of which has been customized to match the players’ favorite meals: Tuch’s Reuben Sandwich, Karlsson’s Vegan Burger, Reilly’s Cheese Curds and so forth.

  • Stage

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    “It’s all gravy from here, because my wildest dream came true a few years ago. All of this is icing on a really delicious cake.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

    Participants are set to include author Jonathan Lethem; On Being podcast host Krista Tippett; celeb chef Roy Choi; Iran-born poet Kaveh Akbar; Portland folk pop band Y La Bamba; hip-hop artist Jean Grae; and Big Dance Theatre Company.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

    “That program is an absolute godsend for anyone interested in a new outlook on life,” says Lerlene Roever, who participated as a handler for about seven years.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

    “My favorite pieces to watch are the ones that have very limited stories. I like the audience to think for themselves and experience something that could affect them personally, but [that] they could interpret differently.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

    In addition to an event calendar, DTP Companies’ Explore DTLV app features offers ticket purchasing and food ordering.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

    There are delicious pastries and cookies on offer, but the menu’s real stars are the savory items, like the chicken pot pies.

  • Stage

    Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

    Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet writer Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

    The venue, the brainchild of mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, took home Nevada’s lone 2020 Nightclub & Bar Award.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

    Titled The Sky Cracked Open, it’s a fun and uplifting collection, and she made it while battling cystic fibrosis.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

    The English Beat, Moksha, Ekoh, Otherwise and The Rhyolite Sound will take part in the free, four-day festivities.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

    The celebrity chef, fresh off a birthday celebration, looks to expand his culinary empire.

  • Stage

    Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

    Plus Hadestown, Disney's Frozen, The Cher Show and more.

  • Energy

    Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

    Not so long ago, when the world was still analog, architecture students came into college already having some experience building things. Previous generations took shop classes or tinkered in their parents’ garage.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

    “His art was very Vegas: street-smart, funky, colorful,” says gallerist Priscilla Fowler, who has displayed the work of 3 Baaad Sheep for years.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

    Determined home cooks can purchase wrappers at an Asian market if they want to make shumai themselves, but har gow requires a professional chef to make the dumpling skin.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

    Bring friends and order shareable favorites like the warm pretzel with four-cheese fondue or the mac and cheese with house-made bacon.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

    Rooting our microplastics, calculating the impact of fire on soils, learning about early Nevadans and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

    “People really do just want to be able to express themselves,” founder Keith Brantley says. “I’ve had people on several occasions come up to me and say, ‘I really love the Poets’ Corner because actually I can be me.’”

  • Print

    Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

    From fact to fiction, here are Cindi Reed's favorite reads about our favorite city and, sometimes, our favorite state.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

    Plus, the boozy, World Famous Mt. Charleston Coffee.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

    “The sunrises and sunsets you see from up here—if you don’t stop and look at those, I don’t think it’s even worth being up here.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

    Exhibits from Tim Burton and Banksy, Poor Richard’s new home, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Smith Center and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

    Plus: a guide to the Vegas Valley’s many doughnut purveyors

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

    On January 18, the previously roving studio —where writers of all genres and skill levels can take classes and workshops—will debut 3037 E. Warm Springs Road #200.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

    This year’s event is slated to host some 300 exhibitors, from major brands (Wrangler, Roper, Boot Barn) to indie crafters and small businesses (Monique’s Leather, Art by Amy Labbe, Rodeo Time Fudge).

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

    “I write [songs] by appointments, so I usually meet with some friends over coffee. You get in there and everybody kicks around your ideas. It’s like fishing: Either way you get a fish; it’s just whether you get a big one or not.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

    “In my audition, I had this high-pitched voice, I was trying [too hard] to play young,” says UNLV theater major Coco Lane Rigbye. “But with any role, you just have to play it honestly and think about what the character would be thinking.”

  • Features

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

    The show’s sixth anniversary edition takes place December 9 at the Pearl and will reveal the 21 charity partners for 2020.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

    Chatting with writer Robert Rodriguez, composer Tyler Bates and director Michael Schwandt.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

    New Orleans-bred chef Jennifer Landry brings a contemporary Southern style to the small-but-mighty food menu.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

    With so many surprises in store, the audience must stay on its toes. “Invariably, they come to the wrong solution, which is great because we can pull the carpet out from under them,” director Andrew Paul says.

  • Print

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

    Las Vegas-based author and educator Joanne D. Gilbert tells Miriam Brysk’s story in her new book, geared toward young adult audiences but with a narrative that should appeal to all.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

    Newcomers might consider starting during happy hour (5-7 p.m.), which offers $1 oysters, $5 classic margaritas and more.

  • News

    Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

    With some of the best natural walls in the world at Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and beyond, Las Vegas is home to some major rock climbing talent. As a resident of the Valley since 2013, David Allfrey is one of them. The North Face-sponsored pro climber has ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

    You could get engaged at the new MGM Grand restaurant—the ring delivered in a glass of Champagne from the 16-page wine list—and then return with your bedazzled friends for a bachelor or bachelorette party.

  • News

    Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

    Her job is to identify, manage and protect archaeological sites within Red Rock Conservation Area and Sloan Conservation Area. Then she develops some of them for the public to see and experience.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

    Hungry gamers can munch on pizza and nachos, and thirsty ones will discover a far deeper beer list than you’d expect in a place where booze isn’t the main draw.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

    A selection of his visual journals are on display alongside sculptures, paintings, monoprints and mixed-media creations in an expansive solo show up though October 26

  • News

    Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

    When the Golden Knights debuted in 2017, fans were still getting used to the rules surrounding hockey. But now that the beloved team is in its third season ...

  • News

    Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

    There are many reasons to visit a psychic or spiritual adviser and no shame in doing so, but how do you find a good one?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

    Las Vegas' theater companies are stepping things up this spooky season.