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Vegas vs. Venice: Let's get it on!

Philadelphia arts blogger comes to Vegas -- oh boy, you see where this is going, right? Or maybe not: Instead of the usual parachute 'n' bush, this short piece brims with a few fresh lines and interesting insights -- better than that of your usual drop-in journo.

Fake Paris, fake Venice, fake New York! Buildings with gold-mirrored windows! Buildings that lean outward! Notice all the exclamation points!!! Las Vegas is the architectural equivalent of using all caps when you comment online. It screams “YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME!!!!” constantly, whether you believe it or not.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.