Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the early 1990s, you might have heard of an event that takes place in the Nevada desert—right about now, in fact. The Burning Man festival means different things to different attendees—an escape from the quotidian for some, a social experiment in minimal bathing for most—but what it really excels in is its large-scale art installations. Now you can relive some 16 years of amazing Burning Man sights with photographer NK Guy’s Taschen Books collection, Art of Burning Man ($60). Even if you’ve never been, you’ll gain new appreciation for the Burners’ unfettered self-expression.
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.