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Baude on James Turrell

Baude on James Turrell

Master of light and color, rod and cone, artist James Turrell may have been blinded a little by his own success. With major retrospectives running simultaneously in New York, LA and Houston, the man famous for turning light into an artistic medium also recently completed a monorail installation at the …more Baude on James Turrell

Road at La Cavée, Pourville

The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

The Bellagio's Impressionism exhibition provides insight into Las Vegas

Not far from a boisterous pack of blackjack tables, I contemplated Seacoast at Trouville (1881) by Claude Monet. What, I wondered, would the great French Impressionist paint if we could manipulate the laws of physics, snatch him from the 19th-century, and set him down on the Strip. Would Monet chronicle …more The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

Shane's Studio

The Magic Head Shot

A Groupon Special opens the door on Shane O'Neal

The front desk at Shane O’Neal Studios is vacant. No way the bell can be heard above all that giggling. I ring a couple of times anyway before setting off down the corridor into 8000 square feet of studio space. The Groupon headshot deal didn’t mention the pole-dancing cage with …more The Magic Head Shot

Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Pool

Chillax By The Pool

TropFest short film festival debuts in Vegas

It was my first time at a Las Vegas Strip pool, and I wasn’t there to swim. I was there for the movies. Reclining in my lounger, nibbling on my hummus, I took it all in: a young couple, holding hands, floating side-by-side on beige-canvas rafts, their eyes trained on …more Chillax By The Pool