Truthfully, you should stop reading this right now and go see Amy Lee Finchem at COLAB at Art Square. She can explain the importance of architecture and landscape architecture better than I ever could. It’s my feeling that the reason many of us don’t like the look of the town we live in is because, prior to now, none of us had the education to tell good architecture from bad. (Also, we were busy parking cars for six figures a year and didn’t give a shit how Las Vegas looked, so long as it paid cash.) But now the education is there—go see Amy!—and the tools to better one’s understanding, like John Hill’s terrific Daily Dose of Architecture blog, are within easy reach. There’s frankly no way to look at the photos of thoughtfully designed built spaces on Hill’s blog and continue thinking that Las Vegas’ strip malls are anything but a blight.
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.