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Joshua Ellis (portrait by Jeferson Applegate)

Africa, tech and danger: A few questions for writer Joshua Ellis

If you're reading this on CityLife's blog, you probably already know who Joshua Ellis is. Not only has he written for this paper plenty of times, about technology, marginal people, music, the...

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Fear and Loathing on the syllabus -- an early look at our next issue!

When school cranks up again in a few weeks, UNLV Professor Gregory Borchard will teach a class keyed to the work of Hunter S. Thompson, the large-living, charismatic author of Fear and...

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Maile Chapman introduces Dave Hickey, Katie Arnoldi and Andrew Kiraly

Dave Hickey at the Vegas Valley Book Festival

We'll bring out Dave Hickey in a minute, but first: This past Saturday's Vegas Valley Book Festival at downtown's Fifth Street School was, as the cool kids say, boffo. There were a lot more...

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Cornel Bonca reviews the new David Foster Wallace bio

D.T. Max chooses as the epigraph to his altogether absorbing biography of David Foster Wallace a passage from one of Wallace’s most self-revealing stories, “Good Old Neon”: “What goes on inside is...

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Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins

Maile Chapman reviews Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

Reading Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins, is a pleasure for the way her stories coolly observe what one character calls “the love of destruction” in the human heart. We see this hunger for...

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Book launch as freak show: P Moss unveils 'Vegas Knockout'

You never quite know what you're going to get when visiting the Double Down Saloon -- even when it's advertised. 

Last night was the book launch for Double Down owner and CityLife Books...

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