Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Lost Vegas: Remembering attractions inspired by the Mirage volcano

The Mirage volcano wasn’t designed to be iconic. It wasn’t intended to inspire imitators and ultimately change the face of the Strip. It was built to obstruct the view of other casinos → Read More

Love him or loathe him, Elvis manager Colonel Tom Parker was good for Vegas

With Tom Hanks portraying Col. Parker, moviegoers can join the decades-long debate over his treatment of the superstar singer. → Read More

14 summer movies you’ll have to see in theaters

Summer movie releases for 2022 include ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Top Gun.’ → Read More

CinemaCon: Leaders promise better days for movie theaters and fans

CinemaCon began Monday evening as Sony teased the next “Ghostbusters” and “Venom” movies and brought out Bad Bunny, who’s bringing his “World’s Hottest Tour” to Allegiant. → Read More

How many of these Las Vegas casino name changes do you remember?

Rebranding resorts and casinos is a practice nearly as old as Las Vegas itself. But there’s more to track now with Bally’s, the Tropicana and The Mirage all undergoing makeovers. → Read More

Dam Short Film Festival, and others, contend with COVID

Dam Short Film Festival, and others, contend with COVID → Read More

Get zip-tied on the Strip during Jack Reacher obstacle course

The free activation is in celebration of the new ‘Reacher’ series on Amazon’s Prime Video. → Read More

22 things in Las Vegas to look forward to in 2022

Much like this time 12 months ago, it’s easy to hope that the new year will be substantially less awful than the last. → Read More

How to live like James Bond in Las Vegas

When it comes to locales associated with James Bond, Las Vegas isn’t exactly his home base. But if you know where to look, traces of the legendary spy can be found throughout the valley. → Read More

‘CSI’ is back to showcase ‘latest and greatest of Las Vegas’

The new incarnation, “CSI: Vegas,” debuts Wednesday, 21 years to the day after “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” began, and with a more diverse cast. → Read More

HBO series shows Pahrump’s zany, heartfelt TV station

Started with borrowed money and operated on a shoestring, Pahrump’s independent TV station — and its eccentric, heartfelt characters — gets the HBO treatment. → Read More

CinemaCon still coming to Las Vegas despite COVID surge, Disney alarm

Disney has cited the increase in cases here as the reason it’s keeping its executives and stars away from the annual gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners. → Read More

Emmy nominations have Las Vegas flair

“Hacks,” the HBO Max comedy with 15 nominations, isn’t the only contender with local ties. → Read More

15 upcoming movies that may drag you back to theaters

This weekend’s “F9” kicks off something of a return to normalcy for the summer/fall movie season. → Read More

Resorts World By the Numbers

When it comes to Resorts World, two numbers are nearly impossible to overlook. → Read More

Pahrump TV station, employees headed to HBO

The station is the focus of the six-part documentary series “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump.” → Read More

How 5 local athletes coped with the COVID pandemic

From creativity to heartbreak to finding family members to lean on, this is how they endured. → Read More

A drop-by-drop look at Lake Mead vs. Lake Las Vegas

A look at how Lake Mead, one of the largest manmade lakes in the world, and Lake Las Vegas, one of the largest manmade lakes in Southern Nevada, compare. → Read More

Download Season 2 of the crime podcast ‘Mobbed Up’

The Aladdin hotel and its ties to the Detroit mob in the late 1970s are explored in new episodes of the podcast. Also featured: Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson’s feud. → Read More

Las Vegas Philharmonic unveils ‘bold statement’ in comeback season

Beethoven symphonies will be paired with works by living American composers each night. → Read More