I believe we’re past the point where we have to decide if we can accept zombies as a fact. Once people start getting their features chewed off, it’s time to begin sawing down the shotguns, sharpening the truncheons and stocking the bunker with fats, carbs and sugars. And we’ve only one slight hope: Assuming that we still have Internet access after half of Summerlin is, ah, repurposed, we’ll have Map of the Dead to direct us to the needful things. This site, a red-skinned overlay of Google Maps, helpfully points out the convenience stores, hardware stores, pawn shops, liquor stores, cemeteries, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, shopping malls and more that are closest to your address—an index of everything a warrior of the wasteland could ever want to maintain a quality of life. The reasoning behind every marked site is carefully explained (“Church: Hallowed ground won’t help, but thick wood doors might”), and a “No Danger Zones” overlay is available (though it doesn’t seem to actually do anything). Map of the Dead is ostensibly a teaser site for a smartphone game that’s coming this summer, but we know better, don’t we? The evil is coming. Protect your face and I guess your brains, too.
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.