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.
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.
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.
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
By Kate Hinds
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.
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)
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.
Friday, April 15, 2011
By Julia Botero
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.
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,
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 ...
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 ...