Tonight I present the latest episode from the YouTube PBS Idea Channel. Las Vegas has always portrayed an air of opulence and wealth. But in recent years, this seems to be more of a marketing ploy than the genuine culture of the city. Homes and hotels alike have increasingly become abandoned by their owners, and many new construction projects have been halted before completion. As a city with such a distinct history and narrative, one might begin to wonder if we have outgrown the super-consumption lifestyle that Las Vegas represents. Does that make Las Vegas America’s ruins? Enjoy!
And here are the comment responses to the “Eleventy Reasons Listicles Are Great” episode.