How did we get into this economic mess? In The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010, $28), Michael Lewis, a financial insider with both personal experience on Wall Street and as an accomplished investigative reporter, chronicles the run-up to The Great Recession. Lewis manages to make the financial world—subprime mortgage bonds and derivatives and those who created them and those who saw them as the risky investment vehicles they proved to be—understandable, fascinating and darkly risible. I guarantee you will come away both much better informed and angrier than you already are.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products