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Photo Essay: A Creative Side of Las Vegas

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The afternoon that I escaped from the pool club party, I had a chance to see that Vegas is not completely about illusion and generic over-consumption. In its extravagance, Vegas provides room and opportunity for colorful bursts of expression and creativity. » At the Bellagio While walking down The Strip, I came across Bellagio’s “lake” […]

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An Existential Crisis in Las Vegas

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The first night in Vegas was tolerable enough. We’d had dinner at a fairly reasonably priced Mexican restaurant in the Venetian. Sure, I was thrown off by fake sunny skies indoors at night, but the food wasn’t all that bad and it was washed down nicely with the pitchers of margaritas we’d ordered. We went […]

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Wanderful Words No. 23: A Las Vegas Preview

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“The lobby fairly reeked of high-grade Formica and plastic palm trees—it was clearly a high-class refuge for Big Spenders.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas The Vegas bachelorette weekend has come and gone. A few hours after I returned to San Francisco, I was desperately trying to rehydrate my body while […]

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Fear and Loathing Before Las Vegas

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I can’t recall exactly how old I was when I went on my first and only trip to Las Vegas. I do remember that I was a teenager who was too young and too caught up in being surly to appreciate the beauty of the desert. I was reluctantly along for the ride on a […]

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