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Life Is Beautiful Presented by Renaissance Hotels
Advertorial content: Las Vegas is home to a culture all its own—one that's constantly shifting with the passing of time. The Vegas of yesteryear is still alive and well: showgirls roam the streets, Elvis impersonators can be found on the Strip at...
FOOD-DRINK
Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell, Las Vegas
There are few people in the spirits world with a name as recognizable as Salvatore Calabrese. Yes, he held the world record for most expensive cocktail (pricey because of the rare, vintage cognac he used dating back to 1778). But more importantly...
DESIGN
The Mint 400, Las Vegas
This weekend, Las Vegas is going to be louder and dustier than ever, as this year's The Mint 400 (aka "The Great American Off-Road Race") rolls into town. The race—which started back in 1967 to promote the former Mint Hotel (now part of Binion's...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Volvo V60
For fans of Scandinavian automotive engineering, the past few years have been rocky to say the least—with Volvo's future uncertain after ownership changes and Saab declaring bankruptcy and ceasing production. Recently however the Swedish auto industry...
OUTDOORS
Road Trip: Las Vegas
There is nothing quite like a road trip to Vegas. Depending on the chosen route from LA, drivers will come across all kinds of strange and interesting places along the way to the flashy resort city. While not technically on the way, we suggest driving...
TECH
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bally Technologies
Slot machines—games of purely random chance—are often seen as mechanical gambling devices and not much more. During a visit to Las Vegas we had the opportunity to dig a little deeper with Bally Technologies' Director of Game Development, Brett Jackson...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Dig This
For our latest video we snuck away from the bright lights and big money of the strip and made our way to Dig This in Las Vegas, NV. Their unassuming office sits next to a large dirt lot, vacant except for a line up of bulldozers and diggers which...
CULTURE
Las Vegas Neon Museum
By Corey Lewis A wide lens on Las Vegas today shows a city that, while taken over in recent decades by a sterile, mega-mall homogeny along its new main drag, is still no stranger to design, studded with architectural monuments from Rafael Viñ...
DESIGN
New Work from Tim Bavington
Drawing inspiration from guitar riffs and heavy beats, Las Vegas-based painter Tim Bavington translates melodies from ear to eye with his vibrant works. As long time supporters of Bavington, we jumped at the chance to stop by his studio on a recent...
FOOD-DRINK
Julie Anne's Granola
On a recent trip to Las Vegas we discovered locally-made Julie Anne's granola. Frustrated that she couldn't find granola she liked, Julie Hession decided to make her own and launched the line in 2008. Today there are five flavors available: Sweet...
DESIGN
SFMOMA Diaspora Playing Cards
Las Vegas, a city that can be as lonely as it is lively, is accurately depicted in SFMOMA Architecture + Design Forum's newly commissioned design project, appropriately entitled Diaspora. A double deck of artfully designed playing cards, Diaspora...
CULTURE
JetVegas, Zune Giveaway
Thrillist and Jetblue joined forces to create the boozy whirlwind forever to be remembered as JetVegas. It was a sponsor-laden 36-hour boondoggle from New York to Vegas and back, enjoyed by 150 media-types and those who love us. Whether we subscribe...
CULTURE
Neon Graveyard
An insight into the flashy history of Las Vegas, Neon Graveyard is a photographic collection of disused billboards and signs shot by Carl Lukasewich at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center.
TECH
CES Videos Posted
Today we posted the last of our videos from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This one captures the frenetic montage of sights and sounds that one can not avoid when attending the world's largest trade show. Here's a list of all...
CULTURE
CH Video from CES
If you care about electronics and gadgets you no-doubt followed Engadget, Gizmodo, I4U and the countless others who covered the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas less than 2 weeks ago. We were there too and posted a couple of our finds, but...
DESIGN
Hanspree Televisions
One of the things that's struck our eye here at CES in Las Vegas are these fun and inexpensive television sets from Hanspree. They come in dozens of shapes and styles for kids, sports fans and design freaks and are well priced. While the occasional...
TECH
Sneezing Hula Girls
CES wasn't the only show in Vegas last week. The Adult Entertainment Expo was there, too. While the show was mostly dedicated to porn, there were a good number of gadget vendors as well. Most of the warez were run of the mill sex toys, but these...
TECH
Back to the Basics: Calculators
CES was certainly a fascinating experience. Just when I thought I had seen everything I passed this display of, well, calculators. Thank goodness there was still room and respect for some of the most basic of gadgets. I have a few more things to...
TECH
CES Style: Booth Girl Gets Her Gadget On
Yes, I too am at CES in lovely (sarcasm) Las Vegas. While I saw some really great stuff today, I'm totally exhausted. I promise to share all the goodies, but until then I leave you with this image. Apparently the booth-girl costume Creative...
CULTURE
Tim Bavington
The latest series from Vegas based artist, Tim Bavington, is up at Mark Moore. Bavington's luscious air brushed stripes are said to be derived from rock and roll guitar riffs-- as such, they are an abstracted data visualization. Rockin-techno...