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Picks: The Future of Cities in the 21st Century

[LECTURE] SATURDAY, JAN. 12

What better setting than Las Vegas — which, until about, oh, 2007, some folks straight-facedly referred to as the first city of the 21st century — to discuss the challenges and opportunities of urban centers? Writer, scholar and “urbanologist” Max Grinnell addresses the subject by way of his own wide travels. (Elsewhere this weekend, he will discuss aspects of travel writing; see www.lvccld.org for details.) 2 p.m., West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., 507-3964, free