We know. You’re probably thumb-typing “Nanny State” right now as you drive down the road. And we feel your pain: not texting while driving a half-ton hunk of steel at 70 mph will probably impede your work productivity, to say nothing of decimating your social life. Still, it’s time to keep one eye on the road. Starting Jan. 1, you can get a $50 ticket for a first-time offense, and officers will start pulling people over in October to offer no-fee reminders. Thank Sen. Shirley Breeden, D-Las Vegas, for sponsoring this one, and try to see the upside—or at least the road in front of you.
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 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.