When does clutter turn into a compulsive hoarding disorder? In Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), pioneering hoarding researchers Randy Frost and Gail Steketee describe various manifestations of what is now recognized as a mental disorder that afflicts six million Americans. Hoarding is much more than acquiring numerous possessions. Those with the disorder typically cannot stop acquiring stuff (which often includes things others recognize as useless or garbage) and ultimately fill up rooms, houses, even multiple living spaces to the point where they sever personal relationships and endanger their own health and safety. Fascinating and disturbing stuff.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products