It’s a funny thought, but when the land race for the newly minted “.xxx” domain has ended (you can get yours at buy.xxx, and maybe you should as a preventative measure if your last name is “Cox” or something along those lines), I believe that the only sites that will continue to use the word “porn” in their name are those that use it to mean “a fetish for common objects,” such as StairPorn.org. This wholly work-safe site is all about staircases: floating steel, strong timber, lacquered concrete. Some of them go straight up and down, as stairs have done since before your great-grandparents’ time, and some are cantilevered, like the inside of a seashell. There are dogleg stairs, spiral stairs and even ramps, every one of them photographed in crisp, sensual detail. This is, like, the Andrew Blake of staircase pornography sites. If you miss the gentle cascade of stairs in your Summerlin McMansion or were thinking of maybe looting some from abandoned homes (but you didn’t get the idea here, feel me?), StairPorn.org is a fount of ascending ideas.
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.