97°F
weather icon Clear

Literary Las Vegas: Anais Thomassian

Don’t let the title lull you — though children play a prominent role in many of the tales in “Baby Juice,” Anais Thomassian’s collection of short stories and poetry is not for kids. Best known as her alter-ego Penny Pibbets in the acro-cabaret variety show “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace and in “The Penny Pibbets Show,” Thomassian’s book explores macabre humor in everything from apocalypse and alien invasion to cannibalism, infidelity and balloon artistry. For more on the artist, follow her on Twitter @pennypibbets.

Excerpt:

The Devil and Death

He knocks, politely

They share a cup of tea.

“Your roses look incredible!

what is your secret?” asks one

“Fertilizer.” says the other

They laugh about the weather,

the election,

the war,

until the wee hours.

The crumb cake long finished.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke.

Lie like a rug

An area rug can be an art piece that adds dazzle to a drab room or a blank canvas that highlights unique pieces in the room. There are a wide variety of materials, designs, heights and colors to choose from, and each requires

Fixing double-tapped circuit breaker is straightforward

When adding a circuit breaker or tandem breaker, you must prioritize safety first. You will be working inside your main electrical panel and if you lack experience at this, you may want to call in a professional.

Explore a hidden wonderland on Glen Canyon raft trip

One of the most enchanting stretches of the Colorado River begins at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam and winds about 15 miles downstream to Lee’s Ferry.