Fifth Street

May 19, 2022

Editor’s note: It’s about to get hot up in this city. Mentally prepare yourselves with this selection of stories from the Desert Companion archives celebrating hotness (or the avoidance thereof) in all its uniquely Vegas forms. – Andrew Kiraly

CLIMATE DENIER
Feel the Brrr
In the furnace of a Vegas summer, nothing lets you escape reality like your BFF, the air conditioner
By Stacy J. Willis

SEX SCHOOLED
Fifty Shades of Meh
How my limp attempt at penning the next hot erotica franchise reminded me what writing is really about
By Oksana Marafioti

HOT DOGS
Should You Shave Mr. Fluffles?
And other burning questions about keeping your pets cool this summer
By Kailey Lyons

HEAT ISLAND
The Realist
Why aren’t our roofs white? Should we ban sprawl? And other questions asked by green urbanist and architect Steffen Lehmann

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By Doug Puppel

FLAME THROWER
Flavor on Fire
With a flair for the dramatic, Valencian Gold turns up the heat on traditional paella
By Jason Harris

 

 

 

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