"The problem with the house is we change everything.”
Roxy and Logan Hendrickson have been rushing to make some last-minute finishes for the photo shoot, working on tiling the breakfast nook the last couple of days, which is typical of the young couple’s energy and ambition.
On the eastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley is a minor miracle known as the Clark County Wetlands Park: nearly 3,000 acres of wetlands, complete with duck-filled ponds and flowing water. Open since 2001, the park has traditionally greeted visitors with … a pair of drab trailers in a gravel parking lot.
Raise your fork to Eastern Avenue, an underrated street of incredible eats Where most great cities have pockets of restaurants, neighborhoods for noshing, dining districts, the Vegas valley is, as always, a little different. I like to think we like to go big.
April 10. This monthly foodie crawl takes diners on a literal taste of the town, sampling signature dishes at four different local restaurants — while also rubbing elbows with fellow fans of fine cuisine.
Someone was gently tsk-tsking me recently on having a “scarcity mindset,” that fearful executive hoarder mentality that assumes your time, energy and money are under constant threat of theft by everyone around you — people who, in this jaundiced world-view, aren’t so much actual people as soul-devouring vampires. (Not exactly the most charitable way to think of, say, a friend who asks for a ride home because his car’s in the shop — oh no! I’ll be home late for Netflix!) The theory is that what starts out as a healthy awareness of the value of your own time, money and energy curdles into a pucker-hearted scrooginess that turns holistic frugality into a obsessive vice, cutting off opportunities for growth and new experiences and, more significantly, turning you into something of an unfun jerkhole.
What do you call the design style of this underground house? Subterranean Modern? Paranoidism? Suburban Apocalyptica? Maybe Cold War Just-In-Case-ism? This underground home — a legendary if largely unseen feature of the Vegas Valley cityscape — was built in the late 1960s by Avon founder Girard Henderson. Like many Americans at the time, Henderson shuddered to imagine a nuclear holocaust raining destruction on the U.
Get a chicken, grow some veggies, walk to work: These pragmatic Las Vegans show that it’s easy to start being green Las Vegas may be Spanish for “the meadows,” but “green” is not a word generally applied to the southern tip of Nevada — unless you’re talking about extremely controlled environments like Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden or a manicured golf course. But now that it denotes ecological responsibility instead of mere hue, “green” offers Las Vegas a fresh chance to claim it.
Former grand dame of gaming Elaine Wynn now sets her sights on a new venture: fixing the state’s education system
For those accustomed to seeing Elaine Wynn in glamorous Vogue photo spreads or as the elegant, one-time grand dame of the Bellagio or Wynn resorts, it may be a little discombobulating to discover she’s actually a hardcore policy wonk.
Yet it came as little surprise to anyone in the education world when she accepted Gov.
You know him as Ira Glass, but call him DJ Life for this gig. In “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” he’ll create a “This American Life” show by mixing live onstage stories with pre-taped quotes and music.