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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

Battle of the Dance Las Vegas

And Then There Was Sound

The "Battle of the Dance" rages at the Flamingo Las Vegas Theatre

I can’t describe the sound in the Flamingo Las Vegas Theatre as those feet moved. All I know is that it took over from every other sense: the visual pulse of color on the stage; the cozy feel of the lush, velvety booth; the lingering taste of an acceptable Merlot …more And Then There Was Sound

God Billboard in Las Vegas

God Dresses In Borrowed Robes

A highway sign in Las Vegas is unlike any other

God patiently awaits you on Highway I-15 in Las Vegas. It’s a big, graphic “God”—towering, in fact—on a billboard just a few blocks from The Strip. In a city where provocative sloganeering is a minor literary genre, the God billboard takes a clever, understated tack. With white lettering, a green …more God Dresses In Borrowed Robes

Kiki de Montparnasse

Very Good Lingerie In A Very Naughty Town

"Fashion Night Out" scores at Crystals Las Vegas

Consider it an Amsterdam Red Light district upgrade, Vegas style: two lingerie-clad beauties lounging in a velvety store window at the Crystals CityCenter mall. Too bubbly to be prostitutes—or even portraying prostitutes—they chatted to each other, seemingly oblivious to onlookers, while the delicate filigrees of their French lace and satiny …more Very Good Lingerie In A Very Naughty Town