Las Vegas-based Linda Lou is a Guinness-drinking humor writer, spirited blogger, and occasional stand-up comic. Her memoir, Bastard Husband: A Love Story, chronicles her experience starting over in Sin City after a mid-life divorce, threaded with reflections on the relationship that led her there. In addition, she has had numerous personal essays published in anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery. Linda speaks frequently about writing, the creative process and topics related to the empowerment of women over 40.
The Sand Dollar Blues Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas With live music seven nights a week, the Sand Dollar’s bands is a locals’ favorite. The bands are always top-notch and between sets you can kick some butt shooting
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas Enjoy a steak dinner, sip some delicious microbrew beer, watch some live entertainment, and gamble a little—all on a $20 bill! Be sure to order “the secret special,” a locals-only
The McDonald Ranch Hiking Trail in Green Valley I almost hate to spill the beans since it’s such a well-kept secret, so let’s keep this little gem between us. This trail, in Sun City McDonald Ranch, a 55+ residential community,
Dr. Lionel Handler, Dermatologist Everyone who lives in the desert needs a good dermatologist. We’re exposed to a lot of sun here, and over two years ago, a small black dot on the side of my nose was diagnosed as
The early settlers of Mount Charleston have some interesting stories to tell, and local oral historian Lisa Gioia-Acres is busy recording them for posterity. But just as interesting is Lisa’s own story, which shows us why knowing the past is