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The CSN professor doesn't just write about Las Vegas as a place. She writes about it as three places separated by decades.

Author Laura McBride stitches together a truly local story in "Round Midnight"

May 11th, 2017

The CSN professor doesn't just write about Las Vegas as a place. She writes about it as three places separated by decades.

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    Doree Shafrir, senior culture writer at Buzzfeed, has written a novel of manners for the digital age.

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    The Friday-Saturday series of literary events showcased enlightening performances from national and local writers.

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    Curbed is the most recent publication to enter the fray with an ambitious package about Las Vegas.

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    Elvis, space aliens, the Colorado River and more

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    Her middle-grade novel, One Hundred Spaghetti Strings, is out this month by Harper.

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    Not only does author Laura Kipnis criticize the secretive, pseudo-judicial Title IX process, she also critiques the assumptions behind “rape culture” on campuses.

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    The Internet has given people algorithms that trace and bolster our affinities and media that refine our interests and buffer us from what we don’t ...

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    The tone is one of gritty realism, but Hamid narrates it in third person, evoking fables of the past.

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    Plus, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett play the Smith Center and the Nevada Women's Film Festival runs at Springs Preserve.

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    Aimee Groth begins her book as an enthusiast of Downtown Project but turns critical once problems arise.

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    It’s by short story writer George Saunders—can we get him onboard?

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    The frontman for indie band The Mountain Goats returns with an eerie tale that evokes 1990s nostalgia.

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    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    People woke up November 9 wondering how they could have missed the obvious. But Michael Lewis knew: The mind sees what it wants.

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    It wisely avoids the "Which is better?" question, instead illustrating how analog and digital scratch one another's backs.

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    This is a different kind of addiction memoir, one of of Negative Capability.

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    Topics like mirror-making (who knew?) and gay marriage made for compelling reads this year.

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    Two compelling nonfiction books consider the historical upheaval that makes literary art.

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    It takes a storyteller to put trivia into its historical context, to make a narrative out of what would otherwise just be speculation.

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