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Las Vegas: If You're Looking For Subtlety... look elsewhere

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 3rd November 2005 9:47pm
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If you're looking for subtlety, look elsewhere.

This is the capital of sensory overload, where fantasy trumps reality every time.

Las Vegas is the quintessential American city of our time: the place of the lucky hit and the second chance, where ideas of permanence and authenticity have been banished, and everything turns on permutations of "now."

It's growing faster and sprawling farther than any city in the nation, providing a bizarre bellwether of our national desires and delusions.

Gambling made Las Vegas, but the city now makes more money from shopping, eating and entertainment than from poker machines, dice and roulette wheeles.

Yet for all its glitz and glamour, Las Vegas is also a place where couples flock for a wild and crazy weekend wearing western gear.



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