Before many of you were born, there were two decades called the 1970s and the 1980s. These were dark times for teenagers, when phones were anchored to the wall, term papers couldn’t be cribbed from the Web and what passed for sexting had to be conducted through regular mail. And when these Polaroid-wielding, plagiarizing miscreants went to school, they didn’t go armed with MacBooks, but with Pee Chee folders—yellow cardboard folders adorned with fellow teenagers engaged in sport. (We’re talking non-Polaroid sport.) Pee Chee folders were the Converse high-tops of school supplies: They offered little practical support, holding only a few papers, but they were fun to deface with markers. The fittingly named Flickr community “School Sucks!” collects a nice sampling of Pee Chee folders modified by bored teenagers, and it’s a real window to an era—a time when we didn’t have iPhones to play with during class, and when we really loved Slayer.
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.