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Almost since the dawn of the Internet, books have warned of its dangers.

Two new books consider whether technology is actually advancing society

July 16th, 2014

Almost since the dawn of the Internet, books have warned of its dangers.

  • This new collection houses 15 stories ranging from one-page gags to long, literate works of young losers and heartbroken men.

  • Michael Hastings’ posthumous novel, The Last Magazine, takes a no-prisoners approach to the roman à clef, the tip of his spear this time the failing ...

  • What if Han Solo was a big, green alien who looks more like Swamp Thing than Harrison Ford?

  • "“We lived in a misunderstood city, in a place that thrives only by convincing outsiders that it is something it is not..."

  • It'll keep you laughing right up until the moment you realize you’ve been reading a tragedy all along.

  • “I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside” is a swell way to open a book.

  • The novel focuses on the struggle one Haitian women endures when kidnapped by a gang of men.

  • Nayman ardently goes point by point through the film’s intended greatness.

  • Kirn's new memoir focuses on the killer, as well as his own desire to be near him.

  • Las Vegas' own Cashman Field makes a few mentions in the latest sports book.

  • When sports mascots are attacked, it ain't pretty.

  • It's a bit long, but full of great bits.

  • The cartoonist works as a designer on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time.

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  • Dining

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  • Dining

    Plus, a friendly note from you neighborhood taqueria.

  • Music

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  • Dining

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • A&E

    Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • Features

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • Entertainment

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Music

    Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Dining

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • Nightlife

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Dining

    The old-school snack is back, at least for a little while.

  • A&E

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • As We See It

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • A&E

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Music

    Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.

  • A&E

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.