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Apr 20, 2018

If the second two meetings went like the first two, support for the Crescent Peak Wind project is scarce. A total of four scoping meetings were held April 9-12 in Searchlight, Needles, Las Vegas and Henderson as part of the environmental impact statement process.

Apr 19, 2018

Steve Wynn would have been remembered in Nevada history as a major entrepreneur—a major innovator in the hotel, casino, tourism and entertainment industry. Now, he’s also going to be remembered as part of the #MeToo movement amid the accusations of sexual harassment, and worse.

Apr 19, 2018

The editor of the American Journal of Political Science, William G. Jacoby, who has been accused of sexual harassment, posted his denial of those allegations on the journal’s website. His use of the journal to try to discredit the allegations against him outraged many political scientists, who were already frustrated by the handling of the case by the Midwest Political Science Association, which oversees the journal.

Apr 19, 2018

The American Journal of Political Science is of one of the field’s most esteemed publications. So visitors to the journal’s main webpage were everything from incredulous to irate about what they saw there earlier this week: instead of just political science news, editor William G. Jacoby had posted a message denying the sexual harassment allegations he’s facing.

Apr 19, 2018

For America’s best-known porn actress, one of the great challenges of her career was making sure fellow performers kept their clothes on.

Apr 19, 2018

Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice and We Step Into the Sea: New and Selected Poems by Claudia Keelan

Apr 16, 2018

Wes Duncan has made it a point on the campaign trail to say that he left the attorney general’s office because he didn’t want to run for public office as a state employee.

Apr 12, 2018

If for no other reason, the Believer Festival—coming to assorted venues April 13 and 14—deserves our admiration and support for not scheduling a single overlapping showcase. “No one should have to choose between events,” says Joshua Wolf Shenk, executive director of the festival’s sponsoring entity, the Beverly C. Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. Unlike the Coachellas of this world, Believer Fest unfolds leisurely over just two days and four events. Life itself should be so easy.

Apr 10, 2018

Your good-looking lab partner at university is more likely to think the world is fair than your less genetically-blessed peers, a new study has found.

Apr 9, 2018

Turns out, bookmakers have feelings, too. And that makes things a little complicated when it comes to the improbable success of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Apr 5, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paved the way for social justice and his actions are still making a difference 50 years after his assassination in 1968.

Apr 4, 2018

In 2000, Aimee Mann and her husband Michael Penn co-headlined an unlikely but engrossing show at the old Joint, the two sharing the stage, performing each other’s songs and having comedian Andy Kindler do bits in lieu of awkward stage banter. It was called Acoustic Vaudeville, and it felt like a singer-songwriter showcase turned into a variety show.

Apr 2, 2018

Beautiful people tend to believe that life is fundamentally fair and just, according to new research conducted with college students.

Apr 2, 2018

The study analyzed an unlikely connection between attractiveness and the belief in a just world, finding a strong correlation between the two.

Mar 29, 2018

Stacie Armentrout felt nauseated watching surveillance video of Stephen Paddock roaming Mandalay Bay in the days before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip.

Mar 26, 2018

Today, it’s part “Twilight Zone” and part Radiator Springs from the Pixar animated blockbuster “Cars,” but a century and a half ago, Eldorado Canyon was the epitome of what one would consider the Wild West.

Mar 23, 2018

Single men hoping to find love may have more luck if they own a dog, studies suggest.

Mar 23, 2018

Something happens whenever Aaron Morrill takes his large and fluffy mutt, Donut, for her daily walk, and it’s something that always catches him a bit by surprise.