Architect Eldon Davis has died. He's the father of iconic Googie California coffee shops -- those high-flying, hard-angled midmod gems, both whimsical and dramatic -- that also employed a touch of Vegas flair.
Even Nicolas Cage -- you know, the actor known for acting like Nicolas Cage acting like an actor -- can't escape the claws of the Vegas housing bubble-cataclysm thing (sorry, "bubbleclysm" just wasn't working).
If Southern Nevada starts sipping desalinated water from Mexico -- and it looks like we're still a little interested -- make sure you make a toast to good ol' fashioned corporate colonialism. From DC Bureau:.
You mean to tell me the nation will be spared the image of overtanned, Lee press-on pseudo-cougars mewling and nattering from Las Vegas? Phew. We thank the media pantheon for this tiny bit of relief to a national image we're always hauling to the repair shop.