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National History Museum, Las Vegas

Egypt In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

King Tut brings Walter Benjamin's famous essay to mind

1400 BC or 2012 AD. The Sahara or the Mojave. Ancient Pharaohs or Casino Moguls. Face it: no matter how exquisite the desert, we need a little bit of flamboyant relief, something that is not beige. Even purists, swooning over lizard prints in the sand, benefit from a jolt now …more Egypt In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

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