I’ve heard three people (two men and a woman) strongly recommend The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown & Co., $26) by Chad Harbach in just the last two days. This beautifully written debut novel describes the intertwined lives of small-college baseball players, faculty, friends and family through strong characters and a plot that carries the reader fluidly through the novel … and wanting more at the end. Don’t let the baseball metaphor worry you. If you love baseball you’ll love it … and if you don’t, you’ll still love this wonderful book. This is strong, very readable literary fiction.
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.