The People of Las Vegas

Amanda Fortini suggests that Las Vegas is deep and interesting, and a pretty decent place to live, if you care to meet people and look closely, beyond the glittering lure of unbridled debauchery on the Vegas strip.

Source: The Believer
Published: Jan 31, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

What Happened in Vegas

Las Vegas has long been more of a metaphor than a city, a place to lose yourself — or at least lose your money. But now also it’s a city tied up with a new identity of death and mourning, a city that is #VegasStrong. “The city passed all the expected emotions to pivot to strength,” writes Amanda Fortini. “What about #VegasSad, they joked, or #VegasAngry, or #VegasDepressed?”

Published: May 21, 2018
Length: 31 minutes (7,805 words)

The Great Surrender

A writer makes peace with the natural world after moving to Montana.

Source: GOOD Magazine
Published: Sep 28, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3,930 words)

The Facebook Divorce

Couples are broadcasting their breakups online while friends — and lawyers! — watch in amazement and horror

Source: Salon
Published: Sep 29, 2009
Length: 11 minutes (2,861 words)