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City Cast Las Vegas is a daily podcast and newsletter created by and for locals (and locals-at-heart) that’ll challenge the easy narratives... more

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Do These Vegas Icons Deserve 1-Star Reviews?

Las Vegas might be the tourist capital of the world, but not everyone comes away happy. So executive producer Sonja... more

27 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
How Corporate Vegas Was Hatched on Thanksgiving 1966

On Thanksgiving in 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in the dead of night on a secret train from... more

22 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Was F1 a Success?

F1 has come and gone — but our city is a house divided when it comes to the big race... more

21 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
What the Death at Rancho HS Tells Us About School Violence

Last week, 8 teens were arrested in connection with the brutal beating death of Rancho high schooler Jonathan Lewis, Jr.... more

20 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Fake Electors, Findings from the Deadly NLV Crash, and Vegas Weddings

Politico recently broke the news that NV Attorney General Aaron Ford is investigating the fake electors who attempted to overturn... more

17 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
How To Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving This Year

A traditional Thanksgiving conjures up images of stuffed poultry, multiple place settings, and endless hours in the kitchen. But we’re... more

16 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Is Las Vegas’ Formula 1 Investment Worth The Headache?

Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix is finally here and the reception to it so far has been… lukewarm. With... more

15 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Should We Limit Access to Crowded Outdoor Spaces?

Mother Nature’s blockbuster Southern Nevada residency is suffering from its own success: Humans are increasingly crowding the beautiful places. Today,... more

14 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Food Pantry Do’s and Don’ts

It’s giving season (though the need for food items is year-round) — and you might be surprised by some of... more

13 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Historic Union Agreements, Why DTLV Bounced Back, and Our New Host

After months of negotiations, at the 11th hour before F1 comes to Las Vegas, the biggest casino companies in Las... more

10 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Where To Take Your Date For Dinner in Las Vegas

Dating in Las Vegas is already hard enough without the pressure to plan the perfect night to impress that special... more

09 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Can This Indy & PBS Project De-polarize Public Conversation?

The Nevada Independent and local PBS have just launched a new joint endeavor called the Nevada Democracy Project. Its goal... more

08 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Who’s to Blame When Your Local Walgreens Closes?

Retail pharmacies like CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are shuttering hundreds of stores across the country. Las Vegas isn’t immune:... more

07 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Formula 1 Might Actually Be Worth the Hype

The moment that locals have been dreading all year is finally here: Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix. While the... more

06 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
The City’s New No-Go Zone, More Jara Drama, and Top Water Wasters

Following the footsteps of the County’s controversial ban on people convicted of crimes from entering the Strip, the City is... more

03 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Plan the Best Picnic Ever in Las Vegas

This time of year in Las Vegas, the weather is mid-seventies and sunny, breezy, and just plain gorgeous — in... more

02 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to November in Las Vegas

This month is going to be crazy busy in Las Vegas – we’re looking at you, F1 – so it... more

01 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
How to Pronounce Nevada Correctly (And Why It Matters)

Today is Nevada Day, the anniversary of when Nevada became a state — and every Nevadan worth their salt knows... more

31 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Why This Obscure Court Process Is Costing the County $83K and Counting

When someone who is clearly mentally unstable gets charged with a crime, everything shuts down and they get sent to... more

30 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Accused Teens Laughing in Court, Sex Trafficking at Motel 6, and Nevada Day

The two teens accused in the fatal hit and run case showed up in court this week for their trial... more

27 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
The Vegas Supper Club is Back and Better Than Ever

The idea of a “supper club” might conjure up images of midcentury glamour, big band music, and dapper outfits. But... more

26 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Vegas Is an Abortion Haven. What Happens Now?

In the wake of the Dobbs decision last year, 21 states banned or severely restricted abortion rights. But patients weren’t... more

25 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Sound Like a Vegas Local

Every city has its linguistic quirks (we’re looking at you, “HOW-stun” street in New York City) — saying things “right” is... more

24 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Why So Many Musicians Keep Skipping Las Vegas

No matter how much Las Vegas grows, we still see musicians on tour passing us over for cities like Boise,... more

23 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
A GOP Caucus Mess, Telles Trial Updates, and How Orange Cones Hurt Small Biz

By the time filing closed on Monday, 20 GOP candidates had put their name in the hat — or two... more

20 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
What Happened to the Iconic Vegas Buffets?

Once upon a time, buffets were as synonymous with Las Vegas as Elvis and gambling. But as our city’s tastes... more

19 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Vegas Ready for Another Cyber Attack?

When news broke of the cyber attacks on MGM and Caesars last month, Las Vegas was left reeling — and... more

18 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Your Ultimate Vegas Farmers Market Guide

Las Vegas might not be surrounded by lush green farmland, but believe it or not, the Vegas Valley is something... more

17 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Get Your Halloween Chills in Vegas

Whether you’re a scaredy cat or a full-on horror freak, Las Vegas has a range of events for everyone who... more

16 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
An F1 Traffic Solution (Maybe), CCSD’s School Choice, and Baby Tortoises

Just weeks before F1 is set to launch, the LVCVA has proposed a workaround for the 10,000 employees who will... more

13 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
The Best Oktoberfest Parties in Las Vegas

The two-month-long Oktoberfest celebrations are well underway in Las Vegas and there’s more to it than just drinking beer! Today... more

12 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
How Chandler Jones Is Starting a Conversation About Involuntary Commitment in Vegas

Over the last few weeks, now-former Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has had what appears to be a... more

11 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Fall Camping Near Vegas

With temps finally in the double-digits, Las Vegans have so many more options for camping nearby: We can pitch our... more

10 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
U2 at the Sphere, School Start Times, and New Street Vendor Rules

The Nevada State Board of Education (SBE) approved a proposal Wednesday which would require schools to apply for a waiver if they... more

06 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Why National Food Awards Ignore Vegas

National publications frequently run best-of roundups heralding the country’s top restaurants and bars; recent examples include the New York Times and Bon Appétit,... more

05 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Where to Celebrate Fall in Vegas

You can tell autumn has come to Las Vegas by the skin that’s still on your hands after you grab... more

04 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Ghost Towns and Haunts Near Las Vegas

Today is the first in a three-part series on fall getaways and now that October is here, no one can... more

03 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
What We Know About The Tupac Murder Arrest

Twenty-seven years after Tupac Shakur was murdered on a Las Vegas street, a local man has been arrested in connection... more

02 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Strike! Strike! (Maybe.) Plus, the Fontainebleau, and Barry Manilow

On Wednesday night, members of Culinary 226, the city’s biggest union, voted to authorize a strike. Their demands range from better... more

29 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Why Our Local Comedy Scene is Having a Moment

It’s not hard to find comedy in Vegas — if you’re willing to pay for it. There’s always some big-name... more

28 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Places to View The Sphere

The newest (and brightest) addition to our skyline, The Sphere at The Venetian Resort, is truly a Las Vegas spectacle... more

27 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Public Art We Love to Hate

Have you ever walked past a sculpture, mural, or… object in Las Vegas and wondered… why the heck did my... more

26 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
What We Get Wrong About the Tunnels Under Vegas

Books have been written, news segments filmed, and political speeches made about the storm tunnels under Las Vegas and the... more

25 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
The Sphere’s New Robot, Elon Musk’s Hate Campaign, and Goodbye Bellagio Trees

A lot of outrage has been swirling around the Las Vegas community this week. First, Elon Musk incited a hate... more

22 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
How to Spend Your Entire Paycheck on Dinner in Vegas

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that we cater to every price point: From taco trucks and... more

21 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
What the MGM Cyberattack Means for the Strip

Computer systems have been down for almost two weeks at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. What the company called a cybersecurity... more

20 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
The Bizarrest Day Trip From Vegas to Tonopah

Oddly enough, there are a lot of specially designated highways in Nevada, and with this perfect road trip weather, we... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
What Are the Rules for Attending Vegas Concerts?

Concert crowds in Las Vegas vary with each tourist passing through our city. We’d love to blame them for the... more

18 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
MGM Cyber Attacks, the Teachers Union Takes a Hit, and Mosquitoes

In the wake of a massive cyber attack, the state’s largest employer is dealing with chaos at all of its international properties:... more

15 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
17 Essential Vegas Restaurants

Transient is everyone’s favorite word in Las Vegas. It means that nothing and no one lasts long in this city.... more

14 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Our Biggest Las Vegas Gripes

As our host Dayvid Figler likes to say, Las Vegas is a city that people love to hate. And no... more

13 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
What Makes Vegas Roads So Dangerous?

It’s been a big year for roads in Las Vegas, from “Dropicana” to F1 ensuring there is no shortage of orange cones... more

12 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Inside 10 Years of Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful is a spectacular party — the three-day arts, music and culture festival takes over downtown, and in... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Teachers Targeting the Stadium, the Animal Foundation, and Tacos

The embattled Animal Foundation faces yet a new challenge this week, after a local rescue filed a lawsuit against the... more

08 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
What a Massive Grocery Merger Means for Vegas

What happens to a city like Las Vegas when supermarket competition goes away? Grocery store giants Kroger (which owns Smith’s)... more

07 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Have Vegas Dog Owners Gone Too Far?

We love our furry four-legged friends, but when it comes to public etiquette, have Vegas dog owners gone… too far?... more

06 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
An Insider's Guide to Downtown Staycationing

The staycation is a great Vegas move — being a local means never having to leave town to become a... more

05 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Uber Drivers are Protesting, Lions in Peril, and MLB in Vegas

Our city’s fractious relationship with wild animals is once again back in the news: This time, it’s the Lion Habitat... more

01 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
The Best Pizza in Vegas

A slice by any other name would still taste as sweet — or would it? Today, co-host Vogue Robinson sits... more

31 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Busting the Biggest Mob Myths in Vegas

Most people know that the mob was heavily involved in shaping Las Vegas and our casino culture. That history combined... more

30 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Real Lives of Celebs in Vegas

Vegas has always been a celebrity magnet, from the Rat Pack days to the red carpet Kardashian era. So what... more

29 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Obscure Law That Shaped Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998, or SNPLMA, is one of those wonky, obscure federal laws that... more

28 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Hilary’s Real Impact, Bedbugs and Bats, and the True Tale of Billy Walters

A lot of y’all scoffed when Hurricane Hilary actually reached our desert shores. Despite the state of emergency, the storm’s... more

25 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
How To Run a Food Business From Home

Cottage kitchen laws allow people to run certain small food businesses out of their private residences and since 2018, Brett... more

24 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Are CCSD Teachers About to Illegally Go On Strike?

Once again, school district drama is in the news: Southern Nevada’s largest teachers’ union, the Clark County Education Association, has... more

23 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
What Does a Name Change Mean for Nevada State College?

Nevada State College’s president, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, says the state college has been acting as a university for many years... more

22 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Worst Places to Send Tourists in Vegas

We love our city, but let’s be real, we don’t love everyone who shows up here. So what are the... more

21 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How Vegas Nurtures Nonprofit Leadership, with Compassionate Las Vegas

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest episode from our friends at Compassionate Las Vegas, hosted by Will Rucker. In... more

20 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Pizza Robots! Plus, Why 115 Move Here Daily, and How We’re Helping Maui

Clark County is busy setting up new rules for “PDDs,” or personal delivery devices — these are the food delivery... more

18 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Where Are All the Good Vegas Soul Food Joints?

If you’re looking for the best grits, collard greens, and fried catfish in town, contributor Brent Holmes has some soul... more

17 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Could This Gambling Ring Take Down a Casino Boss?

It has all the makings of an HBO special: A pro-athlete turned illegal sports betting bookie. A secret black book... more

16 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
The Biggest Casino Heist in Vegas History

You saw the news earlier this summer about a string of casino heists — a guy posing as the owner... more

15 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Doesn’t Clark County Have Brothels?

For over 50 years, Nevada has been the only U.S. state with legalized prostitution — but it’s only allowed in... more

14 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
A Food Pantry Controversy, AI in Public Meetings, and the Semi-Legal State of Street Vendors

It’s been a turbulent week in Las Vegas! First, a downtown food pantry is at risk of shutting down after... more

11 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
The Ancient Technique Driving Modern Mexican Cuisine

A new trend is sweeping Mexican food — and it’s actually ancient. Nixtamalization is a cooking method that uses calcium... more

10 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Our Fave Local Bands Competing for an LIB Stage

Life is Beautiful is hosting the second year of the Rising Stars Competition, which will give local musicians the chance... more

09 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Library Card

Many people think the library is just a stuffy place for books and some librarian telling you to keep quiet,... more

08 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Could Vegas Finally Get an NBA Team?

The wild success of this year’s NBA Summer League in Vegas, with sold-out seats and all eyes on rookie superstar Victor Wembanyama,... more

07 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Should Our Politicians Have Age Limits? Plus, Cardi B’s Mic, and Badlands Drama

Ever wondered why the Badlands Golf Course litigation continues to drag on — with a multi-million dollar price tag for... more

04 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Why Tinned Fish is Taking Over Vegas Restaurants

Tinned fish first started trending in 2017 with cafes and restaurants in major cities adding them to the menu, then... more

03 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Vegas Has So Many Orange Cones

Our city’s love-hate affair with orange cones is basically canon at this point (remember that RTC “Love the Cone” ad campaign a few years back?).... more

02 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How $1 Billion Will Help NV Fight the Opioid Crisis

After four years of litigation against big pharmaceutical companies, Nevada has won $1.1 billion in the fight to hold drug... more

01 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Houses

You’ve probably seen the “We Buy Ugly Houses” fliers on the streets of Las Vegas promising quick cash in return... more

31 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Fines for the Governor, Police Dogs, and End of Summer

According to CCSD, it is officially the last week of summer — school starts on August 7th (yes). So today, co-hosts Vogue... more

28 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
How Speakeasies Shaped Las Vegas

Need an indoor activity to get you out of the house during this seemingly never-ending heat wave? Nestled into multiple... more

27 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
The Rules of Tipping in Las Vegas

Tipping is a deeply-entrenched part of Vegas culture, perhaps more here than in any other city. But lately, it seems... more

26 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
The Vegas Magic Behind These Viral Videos

Rick Lax has found the perfect formula for making viral videos, whether that means deep frying a whole watermelon or... more

25 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Sen. Jacky Rosen on Bipartisanship and Bean Salad

Before 2016, not a lot of Nevadans knew the name Jacky Rosen. But today, she’s finishing up her first 6-year term as... more

24 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Food Vendors, Teacher Protests, and Heat Wreaking Havoc

It’s an annual complaint, sure, but can we all acknowledge that this year’s extreme freakin’ heat is on everyone’s minds... more

21 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
A Competitive Eater’s Guide to Vegas Food Challenges

You’ve seen the videos: The best competitive eaters out there can scarf down dozens of hot dogs, donuts or tacos... more

20 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Celebrity Myths Busted

Celebrities are already prone to rumors, but when they step foot in Las Vegas it’s almost too easy for the... more

19 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Gen Z Vegas vs. Millennial and Gen X Vegas

At least according to recent home-buying trends, Millennials are thriving in Las Vegas right now. But how about Gen X... more

18 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
The Loop is Expanding. Is that Good for Vegas?

Last week, Wynn Resorts announced that the drilling for their section of the Vegas Loop was complete, putting them on track to... more

17 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Tourists Gone Wild, Trump Negs NV, and Feisty License Plates

This week’s news has been dominated by people misbehaving — mainly, tourists gone wild. There was the nearly-naked brawl at the Wynn,... more

14 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Where To Dine Outside in the Vegas Heat

Outdoor dining has grown over the past few years but with Las Vegas’ scorching summers, you may think we have... more

13 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Are the Rurals Paying the Price for Clean Energy in Vegas?

Last week, conservation groups filed a lawsuit to stop exploratory drilling for lithium in an area super close to Ash Meadows,... more

12 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Little Ethiopia

Last month, the Clark County Commission voted to officially designate the neighborhood around Flamingo and Decatur“Little Ethiopia,” creating the county’s first-ever... more

11 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Trips to Escape the Summer Heat

It’s 110F this week, so outdoor recreation is basically out of the question for the next two months, right? Wrong!... more

10 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
The Sphere’s Dazzling Debut, Election Workers Protection, and Heat Danger for Outdoor Workers

The 4th of July celebrations kicked this week off with a bang as the MSG Sphere fully lit up for... more

07 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Miss These Restaurants? Go Here Instead.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that living in Las Vegas for any extended period means experiencing grief: Our city... more

06 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
How Sex Shops Could Make Vegas Better

Las Vegas is a city that sells sex… but when it comes to our sex shops, we’re actually kinda… basic.... more

05 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Dumb Vegas Questions, Answered!

Tell anyone you’re from Vegas, and you’re bound to get dumb questions: “Do you live in a casino? Does everyone... more

03 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
That Wild Casino Con, New Union Efforts, and an Ethics Upset

Not only have we learned that this month’s mind-boggling casino con was allegedly committed by a 23-year old, it’s apparently... more

30 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
How Vegas Became a Thai Food Hotspot

Las Vegas has some Thai food heavy hitters: Weera, Ocha, Archie’s, and of course, the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of... more

29 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
What It’s Really Like Living in Mt. Charleston

Well, folks, it’s been a record-breaking year, but it looks like triple-digit temperatures are finally on deck this week. As... more

28 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Casino Myths Busted

Is there something about Las Vegas, city of spectacle, that makes us especially prone to mythmaking? Journalist Corey Levitan thinks... more

27 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Removing Turf Won’t Save Us

Earlier this month, a ProPublica investigation uncovered a massive flaw in SNWA’s calculations: Their turf removal program, which was estimated... more

26 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
$15k Adele Tickets, Apartment Fires, and Aliens Land in Vegas

It’s been a WTF week of news in Vegas starting off with the major fire that overtook an unfinished 5-story... more

23 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Housing, Schools & Death

This year’s legislative session felt particularly grueling, with the addition of not just one, but two hotly-debated special sessions tacked... more

22 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Must-Try Japanese Food in Las Vegas

For a desert city, Las Vegas has surprisingly fresh fish. Combine that with our supply of international culinary talent, and... more

21 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Family-Friendly Summer Fun in Vegas

Yes, Vegas is known for its vices — and our gambling, smoking, drinking, clubs, and weed are exclusive to the... more

20 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Vegas’ Second Championship, the Last Las Vegas Eccentric, and Best BBQ in Vegas

We are going into this Friday roundup celebrating our Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup! Co-host Vogue Robinson is joined... more

16 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
The Secret History of Ice Cream in Las Vegas

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Today on City Cast Las Vegas, co-host Vogue Robinson sits down with food historian Sarah... more

15 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
The Great Vegas vs. Reno Debate

As Nevada’s two largest metropolitan areas, Las Vegas and Reno have a sibling-like rivalry — our beef with Reno just... more

14 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Dance in Vegas With Your Shirt On

Las Vegas relies on the performers and creators who work to maintain the Vegas level of spectacle that keeps tourism... more

13 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Summer Entertainment on a Budget

Events are popping up left and right this summer but as Las Vegas leans towards more big ticket events, where... more

12 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
More A’s Drama, Food Awards Snub Vegas, and a Million Bucks on Display

Just when you thought this legislative session was over — it arises once again, zombie-like, to sine die another day. Since Wednesday... more

09 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
How to Fix School Lunch

The legislature recently passed a bill that extends American Rescue Plan funds for universal free breakfast and lunch to ALL Clark County School District kids, at least... more

08 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Why This VGK Comeback is a Huge Deal for Vegas

Vegas is a notoriously superstitious town — so we’re all just over here, trying to hold in our excitement as... more

07 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Your Meds Could’ve Been Cheaper

While Nevada legislators passed a law that could make your prescription meds cheaper, Governor Lombardo vetoed the measure late yesterday.... more

06 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Shows in Vegas This Summer

The heat may be turning up but the entertainment in Las Vegas is not slowing down! For this first episode... more

05 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Free Parking, Battle Bots, and Transgender Protections

Nevada, considered a relatively trans-friendly state (thanks to our largely libertarian streak of live and let live), has recently seen a rise... more

02 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
The Great Las Vegas Donut Throwdown

Picking the very best donut in Las Vegas is probably an impossible task. But — in honor of National Donut... more

01 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Buy a Home in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas housing market is bucking national trends, at least slightly: While other cities are continuing to see their... more

31 May 2023 · 25 minutes
We’re On Track to Get the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail

Every few weeks, it seems like we get a new headline telling us that the much-publicized high-speed rail line between... more

30 May 2023 · 23 minutes
A Commercial Center Scandal, Punk Rock Bowling, and a New Pokémon Neighborhood

The Commercial Center debacle is the (erm) gift that just keeps giving: To celebrate the renaming of the adjacent Karen Ave. to... more

26 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Is Las Vegas Vegan Friendly?

Vegan or plant-based eating has been picking up steam recently and by all accounts the trend is here to stay.... more

25 May 2023 · 18 minutes
What the A’s Deal Could Mean for the Vegas Economy

Well, it looks like the Oakland A’s are one step closer to getting public financing for a new stadium in... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Las Vegas’ Love Affair With Pickleball

The new racquet sport of pickleball has been sweeping the nation — here in Las Vegas, demand for the sport... more

23 May 2023 · 17 minutes
How CCSD Became a Hotbed for School Choice

A showdown over school choice is brewing up in Carson City: Governor Lombardo is prepared to veto the entire state... more

22 May 2023 · 22 minutes
New Airport Tech, Vegas Goes Hollywood, and a Questionable Poll for the A’s

In this week’s news roundup, we discus some big money moves happening in Vegas. First, Nevada lawmakers are considering a... more

19 May 2023 · 31 minutes
K-BBQ Isn’t the Only Korean Food in Town

Korean food has seen an explosion of popularity in Vegas (and the U.S. broadly) over the last few years, but most of... more

18 May 2023 · 21 minutes
What this Ozone Warning Means for Las Vegas

You might remember from middle school science that protecting the ozone layer in our atmosphere is vitally important — but... more

17 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Where Mayor Goynes-Brown Wants to Take North Las Vegas

Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown made history last year when she was elected to the North Las Vegas mayoral seat — and... more

16 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Monster Fish are Canaries of the Colorado River

Deep in the Colorado River, monsters lurk in the murky waters — monster fish, that is, some the size of large... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Phone-Free Concerts, Farewell to HOV Lanes, and a High-Speed Train

This week’s roundup deals with two of Vegas’ favorite topics, traffic and entertainment. The possible elimination of HOV lanes has... more

12 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Where to Drink Natural Wine in Vegas

The world of Las Vegas wine has traditionally been dominated by master sommeliers and snooty connoisseurs — at one point, 10%... more

11 May 2023 · 21 minutes
15 Essential Rules for Surviving Las Vegas

Take it from these old-timers: Navigating and surviving Las Vegas can be tricky. We’re an odd big-little town, where tourists... more

10 May 2023 · 25 minutes
What Rep. Dina Titus Thinks Vegas Should Be Talking About

Congresswoman Dina Titus has been representing Nevada’s First Congressional District since 2013, and before that she served in state government... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Touring Musicians Keep Skipping Vegas

Las Vegas is arguably the spectacle capital of the world — and yet, when it comes to popular-but-not-quite-stadium-sized musical acts... more

08 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Commissioner Textgate, School Choice, and State Offices Seeks New Building

The Nevada Democratic Party saw two of their members, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones and Chairwoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno, make headlines... more

05 May 2023 · 28 minutes
What Restaurants Can Learn from Vegas’ Classic Eats

Las Vegas is only 117 years old, which is young in comparison to Los Angeles’ 241 years. (Not that we wanna be... more

04 May 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Run Away with the Circus

The circus arts are a major attraction for Las Vegas, but have you heard of the Las Vegas Circus Center?... more

03 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Our New Monument a Historic Mistake?

After years of effort from activists, government officials, and Indigenous tribes, President Biden finally protected Avi Kwa Ame by declaring... more

02 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Will Lawmakers Finally Fix Our Rent Problem?

As the Nevada 83rd legislative session continues multiple bills have been introduced in an effort to curb rising rent cost... more

01 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Illegal Towing, Neon Sign Drama, and Chauffeur to LA

This Friday news roundup is a fun one: co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler are joined by Nevada Current reporter... more

28 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Baking Bread and Following Dreams in Vegas

Recently Vegas has joined the ranks of cities throughout the nation to approve cottage kitchen laws. These laws allow for... more

27 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Is Las Vegas a Poetic City?

We are nearing the end of poetry month and the City Cast Las Vegas team couldn’t let it go by... more

26 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Tax Season Isn’t Over in Las Vegas

Tax season may have officially ended last week, but some Las Vegans may still be feeling the heat. According to Fidelity... more

25 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Should Schools Regulate Graduation Attire?

Graduation season is upon us! We’re starting to see high schoolers and college grads descending on scenic spots around Las... more

24 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The A’s, the HOAs, and Animal Foundation Scrutiny

The A’s have just signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new stadium near Tropicana and Dean Martin.... more

21 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
Cooking with Cannabis Gets a Fine Dining Twist

Cooking with cannabis has moved beyond the college dorm weed brownie. Today on City Cast Las Vegas, co-host Vogue Robinson... more

20 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Will A.I. Take Over Vegas Hospitality?

Artificial intelligence has arrived in Las Vegas, and it’s here to stay. Both Resorts World and the Cosmopolitan already use... more

19 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Nevada Allow Human Composting?

The two most common legal options for funerals in Nevada (the traditional burial and cremation) are not the most environmentally... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Was Lake Mead a Mistake?

The dams built along the Colorado River some hundred years ago paved the way for Western cities to boom. Las... more

17 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Side Eye to the Sphere, a Huge Lottery Debate, and Weed in Vegas

It’s one of the more hotly-debated legislative items this session: Nevada is one of just five states without a lottery.... more

14 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
The Filipino Food Movement Starting in Las Vegas

Many of the foods we think of as quintessentially Filipino (chicken adobo, lumpia, and pancit) are actually the result of centuries of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Tips and Tricks for Your Patio Garden

Many Vegas natives wouldn’t think gardening in our climate makes a lot of sense, but as our spring weather finally... more

12 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
How E-Bikes Level the Cycling Field

When Jordan Clark saw an e-bike in the lobby of his hotel a few years ago, he wasn’t sure he’d... more

11 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
A Comedian’s Guide to Psychedelics

Nevada lawmakers are discussing a bill that would decriminalize psychedelics like shrooms and ketamine. Advocates argue that this will help... more

10 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The Huntridge Relighting, a New Hsieh Lawsuit, and Rooftop Beer

The historic Huntridge Theater will light up its marquee neon sign tonight for the first time in two decades (event details here) — which developer... more

07 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
How a Front Yard Fridge is Fighting Food Scarcity

During the pandemic, Victoria Flores started a food pantry from her home to help her community on the Eastside have... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
The Wackiest Bills Proposed in the Legislature

The 2023 legislative session saw over 900 new bills introduced that ranged from serious to seriously curious. So how do... more

05 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
How CCSD’s Most Controversial Safety Policy Could Change

When AB168 passed in 2019, it required school districts across the state to integrate restorative justice into their disciplinary plans... more

04 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Airbnb Owners Challenge the County’s New Rules

We’re a city where visitors outnumber locals many times over. Tourism is the lifeblood of our economy, but it’s also... more

03 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Hate Symbols, Poker Cheaters, and One Year of City Cast Las Vegas

Monday was the last day for members of the Senate and Assembly to introduce bills for the 2023 session and... more

31 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Is This Chinatown 2.0?

Ever since Ikea popped up on the south curve of the 215, the surrounding empty dirt lots have been filling up with... more

30 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in Vegas

When you’ve got friends or family coming to town that you really, really like, you take them to the good... more

29 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Fake Cannabis Our Biggest Tourist Scam?

Last week, we asked our listeners and newsletter readers to tell us about the biggest tourist scams you’re all seeing... more

28 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The Arts District’s Best New Places

No place in Las Vegas has changed more in the past few years than the Arts District downtown. Over the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
The Monument Announcement, Tesla Tunnels’ Expansion, and Our Dream Airport

Some long awaited news finally came down the federal pipeline to Nevada: Avi Kwa Ame, the sacred land to Indigenous... more

24 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
The Evolution of Cheap Eats in Vegas

The days of the dirt-cheap buffet and the 99 cent shrimp cocktail are long gone — and with inflation on... more

23 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
The Unwritten History of the Strip’s Desegregation

70 years ago, iconic Black musicians like Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte might have graced the stage at Vegas... more

22 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Wait, the Trash Company Can Foreclose on Your Home?

In Nevada and 11 other states, an obscure statute allows the trash company to put a lien on your home... more

21 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Are Gambling Influencers Trouble for Casinos?

If you follow any kind of Vegas news online, the algorithms will inevitably surface  “gambling influencers” on your social media feeds.... more

20 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
A Registry for Animal Abusers, Death with Dignity, and Biden’s Visit

Should animal abusers be put on a publicly-available registry, much like sex offenders are? That’s what one bill recently proposed... more

17 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
How Vegas Perfected the Boozy Party Brunch

As Vegas creeps towards warmer weather, we find ourselves in the perfect season for brunch. But this is the entertainment... more

16 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Will The Beverly Succeed Where Village Square Failed?

On the heels of the February closure of Village Square, the one movie theater in town that would regularly play... more

15 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
A Stargazer’s Guide to Las Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas lights are visible from space and yes, you aren’t going to see much of the night sky... more

14 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Why a Tortoise Decides When Spring Starts in Vegas

Mojave Max is Las Vegas’s most elusive celebrity… literally. Like all desert tortoises, he spends 95% of his life underground.... more

13 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Jungle Palace For Sale, Kids Who Vape and New Craft Beer Legislation

Vegas icons Siegfried and Roy’s massive jungle-theme palace has been put up for sale for $3 million. Does this signify... more

10 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Can NV Pass These “Bare Minimum” Mental Health Bills?

We’re “Mariana Trench” deep when it comes to the state of mental health in Nevada, Dr. Jim Jobin, psychotherapist and co-host of PodTherapy,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Why is it So Hard to Write About Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is one of the most well-known destinations in the world, yet the best known works about the city... more

08 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Inside the Competitive Beard Scene in Vegas

Did y’all know that the four-time national goatee championship winner lives in Las Vegas? Patrick Dawson settled in Vegas and... more

07 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Invasion of the Redclaw Crayfish

It seems someone dropped Australian redclaw crayfish into the Wetlands Park, and that’s bad news for the native fish. They’re... more

06 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Marathon Madness, Rio Re-do, and a Telles Trial Twist

Co-host Dayvid Figler leads our Friday news round up with producer Layla Muhammad and publisher of thelist.vegas, Andrew Kiraly. They... more

03 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Do You Know These Vegas History-Makers?

March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our... more

02 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Where to Take Your Enemy in Las Vegas

We all have our list of places to take people in Vegas that we like, but what about those we... more

01 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Are Food Halls Replacing the Vegas Buffet?

At the end of last year, the Aria closed its buffet and opened up a food hall in its place. And not... more

28 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
How a Burlesque Baking Show Got Started in Vegas

Did someone say burlesque baking show?! Vegas entertainers Anaïs Thomassian, Melody Sweets, and Melissa King-Jules aka MsTickle bring us Sweets... more

27 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
City Cast Las Vegas
Do You Know These Vegas History-Makers?
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March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our city what... more