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Backward glance
by Geoff Schumacher & Scott Dickensheets | posted August 6, 2014

Big year!


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Baby, it's hawt outside
by Scott Dickensheets | posted July 10, 2014

Feeling hot, hot, hot


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Stadium
by Andrew Kiraly | posted June 12, 2014


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Counting coupons
by Staff | posted May 12, 2014

Since The Sunday, the fledgling weekly from the Greenspun Media Group, debuted in February, one element has been constant amid its sometimes-baffling design, sometimes-gripping journalism (Ed Komenda's excellent report on Bundyville; Jackie Valley's package on heroin): a graphic on the cover touting the value of the coupons within. This week's whopping total: $2,339!* But has every week been so coupontastic? We unleashed the full nutrient-rich, protein-packed, slightly mathy mojo of I, Charticus to find out:

Handy chart!

* Of course, of that $2,339 value, $2,000 of it is accounted for by a single coupon, for a dental service offering a discount on braces.


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Fitness soup
by Heidi Kyser & Andrew Kiraly | posted March 26, 2014

Each spring, in the name of bikini bodies, people take with renewed enthusiasm to the gyms, roads and trails of our hallowed Valley. This annual fitness ritual has taken a silly turn in recent years with the advent of the mob event, which seems to assign equal privilege to burpees and beer-drinking. What will this year’s fad be? Mix and match elements from the three columns below to find your perfect spring competition!

POP-CULTURE PHENOM  | ENTERTAINMENT FORM | FITNESS EVENT

Zombie                                               burlesque                                    5k

Color                                                  barre                                            10k

Glow                                                  circus                                           obstacle course

Mud                                                   clown                                           -athlon

Iron                                                    pole dance                                   boot camp

Bubble                                               bumper car                                  MMA

Speed-dating                                     rave                                            marathon

Craft beer                                           festival                                       death dome


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On unlawful seizures
by Andrew Kiraly & Scott Dickensheets | posted March 12, 2014


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Regarding recent news from Boulder City
by Andrew Kiraly | posted February 18, 2014


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An observation
by Andrew Kiraly | posted February 5, 2014


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Analysis of prospects for a downtown arena
by Andrew Kiraly | posted January 23, 2014


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Readers polled, their obscure answers examined
by Scott Dickensheets | posted January 14, 2014

In an online readers’ poll for February’s upcoming Best of the City issue, we harnessed the awesome power of the Internet to ask you about the valley’s best burgers, best sushi, the best thing about Henderson (it wasn't the sushi) and so forth. And we tossed in a bonus question: The Best! Thing! Ever! In Las Vegas. Because who doesn't want to know that? These are the results we're concerning ourselves with here.

Now, ever is a pretty long time, but many of you rose to that challenge, nominating stalwart features such as the Strip, our groovy weather, all the great dining and the arts scene downtown. Hard to quibble with those selections (more about those in the issue itself). A few of you, on the other hand, offered more … inscrutable suggestions. Below, in handy chart form, we note a few of these offbeat answers and try to parse the mind-set from which they emerged.

Survey results charticle

 

Note: Yeah, we know “horn hi yo” is some kind of obscure craps reference. Still sounds like randomly generated syllables to us.

Look for more orthodox survey results in the February Desert Companion, coming out soonish.


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