Clouds are awesome, both in terms of scale and in the meaning that they’re, well, awesome. When the skies are filled with them—as they have been, spectacularly so, these past few monsoon-season weeks—nearly every one of us takes the time to look up and consider them. Not even the Olympics can draw that many willing viewers. Recently, “travel culture” site Matador Network gave clouds their due with a dazzling pictorial featuring 60 cloud formations from globe-spanning locales: wave clouds from the Indian Ocean; cirrocumulus clouds from Chilbridge, England; roll clouds over Punta del Este, Uruguay; and many more. With no reservations whatsoever, I strongly recommend that you check out this work-safe collection of sexy, sexy cloud porn. Your day simply isn’t complete until you’ve seen a mammatus storm over Norman, Okla., or stared slack-jawed at a curvy lenticular funnel shimmying toward Palm Springs, Calif. After seeing these, you’ll consider the orange-and-cream fluff over Las Vegas with renewed appreciation. Maybe we should start a Cloud Olympics.
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.