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The Takeaway

When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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Selected Shorts

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chapter 1

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alec Baldwin reads Hunter S. Thompson's road trip classic.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chapter 3

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Anthony Rapp hits the Las Vegas strip in Hunter S. Thompson's classic.

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Selected Shorts

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Chapter 10

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michael Imperioli loses it in Hunter S. Thompson's classic.

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Selected Shorts

Fear and Loathing with Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the road with Hunter S. Thompson, a bright red car, and lots of illegal substances.

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Selected Shorts

Stephen Colbert Celebrates 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'

Friday, January 10, 2014

Stephen Colbert begins a five-show stint as our guest host with a ride on the wild side with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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Operavore

Review: Metropolitan Opera's Rat Pack Rigoletto Hits a Jackpot

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"As much as the opening scene's intentionally vulgar casino-style neon lights were greeted with stunned silence, the final curtain response suggested that it's a hit," writes David Patrick Stearns.

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The Takeaway

Las Vegas: the "Single Dad" City

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sin City has a new claim to fame, with the highest per capita rate of single fathers than any other city in America. Franz Strasser, a reporter for our partner the BBC, spoke to some of those single dads in Las Vegas.

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The Takeaway

Government Scandal Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Stay in Vegas

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In 2010, the GSA held a 300-person conference in Las Vegas that cost taxpayers $823,000. Martha Johnson, the former head of the GSA, described the conference as "a raucous, extravagant, arrogant, self-congratulatory event that ultimately belittled federal workers." Todd Zwillich explains.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Zappos Wants To Revitalize Las Vegas, NYC Officials Protest House Transit Funding Plan, and Cruise Ships Hit By Norovirus

Monday, February 06, 2012

Top stories on TN: NYC plans to make cell phone service available at more subway stations. The House Ways and Means Committee voted to to remove funding for transit from the highway trust fund. Houston ports say they need more truck drivers to move goods. And: a corrugated fence under a NYC bridge becomes an art project.

(photo by fluffy_steve_2 via flickr)

New York City officials will flood Grand Central Terminal today to protest a House vote to remove a dedicated stream of transit funding. (AM NY, Second Avenue Sagas)

Star-Ledger editorial: "The...GOP strategy pits cars and trucks against buses and trains — and mass transit loses. That ideological shift threatens to undo decades of New Jersey transit growth."

Toronto's mayor and city council are at odds over that city's transit plan. (Toronto Sun)

Egypt will prosecute a group of U.S. NGO workers -- including Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. DOT head Ray LaHood. (Washington Post)

The CEO of Zappos is spending $350 million of his own money to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. (Marketplace)

Nearly a third of Metro's 11,490 bus stops are not handicapped accessible. (Washington Examiner)

Three cruise ships that docked in Florida and Louisiana have seen outbreaks of a stomach bug known as norovirus. (AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Auto industry commercials scored big at the Super Bowl. (Wall Street Journal)

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It's A Free Country ®

Five Things to Watch For in the Las Vegas GOP Debate

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Republican candidates will meet yet again this evening in Las Vegas, capping off a marathon of debates that began in early September. The primary landscape looks very different now than it did back then, when Rick Perry was ascendant and 9/9/9 wasn't a catch phrase. Here's what to look for.

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WNYC News

Statue of Liberty Knock-Off Depicted on Postage Stamp

Friday, April 15, 2011

The image emblazoned on a new first-class postage stamp is modeled off of Las Vegas' Lady Liberty — not the original Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

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Transportation Nation

Transportation Spending is Target of Waste Watchdogs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation)  The enemies of pork barrel spending are taking aim at the latest transportation funding bill. That’s despite the fact that earmarks in the bill are lower than ever.

Spending watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste says the Fiscal 2011 appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development is carrying 459 pet projects as it makes its way to the House floor later this summer.

Those earmarks, including $500,000 for a solar-powered Berkeley, Calif., ferry service championed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,

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Studio 360

Foreclosed

Friday, June 04, 2010

Damaged homes are the focus of artist Alison Elizabeth Taylor's show at New York's James Cohan Gallery, called "Foreclosed." A native of Las Vegas, one of the cities hit hardest by the mortgage crisis, Taylor snuck into empty houses in the region. Her ...

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Studio 360

LeRoy Neiman

Saturday, October 02, 2004

The flashy colors and energetic brushstrokes of LeRoy Neiman’s paintings depict the glitzy worlds of Vegas and Monte Carlo. Early in his career, Neiman shared a gallery with Andy Warhol and later worked as the house artists for Playboy Magazine, traveling the world to capture the jet-set lifestyle of the ...

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Studio 360

Vegas

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Las Vegas has long stood as the icon of shamelessly vulgar design and entertainment. The real Las Vegas may be eternally cool...but tasteful? Not hardly. Flo Rogers spoke to some of the people who've been trying to push the city upscale.

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Studio 360

Vegas Comics Remember Their Underworld Bosses

Saturday, October 05, 2002

When prohibition ended, the Mafia was well-poised to maintain a grip on the country's burgeoning nightclubs, which featured comedians between the big band music and jazz. Shecky Green, Kaye Ballard and Larry Storch — some of the comics who worked those clubs in the '50s — recall what it was ...

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Studio 360

Now Playing: Guggenheim, Las Vegas

Saturday, October 13, 2001

The flashy desert town of Las Vegas is the latest outpost of the ever-expanding Guggenheim museum.

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