Here’s a fresh take on what has already become a rather tiresome topic. Hamlet’s Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age (Harper, 2010), by William Powers, makes the case that in our screen-obsessed age, we need to take time to disconnect from all our assorted gadgetry. What makes this analysis new? Powers takes us back to ancient, Elizabethan and Benjamin Franklin’s colonial times to note that there has always been a tension between the gadgets of the day and our need to periodically disassociate from them. Well researched and well written, this book is designed to help the reader “build a good life in the digital age.”
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.