There are two things about Snopes.com that amaze me. The first is that this venerable urban myth-busting website, which was already kind of old news when I got on the Web in May 1996, is still around and going strong. The other thing that amazes me is that so few of us actually make use of it. As I write these words, a rumor is circulating that Facebook intends to begin charging its users subscription fees; not only does Snopes debunk that untruth, it actually did so back in 2009, when the rumor emerged for the first time. Checking Snopes daily can be tiring, particularly since the site is kind of difficult to navigate—but the Snopes Twitter feed (@Snopes) is a wonderful thing that busts up rumors and untruths almost as quickly as Twitter and Facebook can propagate them. I can’t say if Twitter makes you smarter, but thanks to @Snopes, at least it won’t make you stupid.
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.