Sometimes even the most innocent stories manage to take subtle cheap shots at Las Vegas. In a recent Los Angeles Times article about the Las Vegas Astronomical Society’s quest to establish an observatory complex atop Mount Potosi, writer John M. Glionna describes our city as “one of the most light-polluted places on the planet.” Despite the dig, the story does take an insightful look at how the stargazers deal with the excess of artificial light coming from the Valley, how Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory provides a positive example, and the LVAS’s determination to introduce kids to the wonders of our night sky.
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.