Tod Goldberg’s review of My Week at the Blue Angel in Las Vegas CityLife:
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Christina Lamb of the Sunday Times wrote a story about the tunnels and Nick Kindon cut a cool video clip. Unfortunately, you need to subscribe to the paper to read the story and see the clip. Oh well. Here’s the link:
Nevada Magazine included My Week at the Blue Angel in its annual roundup of books. Also included in the roundup: Dead Neon, which is co-edited by my friend Jarret Keene; The Making of Modern Nevada by the late Hal Rothman; and Raw Edges by Phyllis Barber (who wrote one of my favorite Las Vegas-related books, How I Got Cultured).
The latest episode of MTV’s “The Buried Life” mentions Beneath the Neon. About six minutes into the show, the hosts say they read the book and two of them decide to explore the underground flood channels. They meet Rick (aka “Iron”) and help him reunite with his daughter, whom he’d not seen for several years, and meet his granddaughter.
The tunnels and Rick are only featured briefly (about six minutes in and at the very end), but it’s a touching story, nonetheless.
Vegas Seven included My Week at the Blue Angel in its roundup of Las Vegas-related books being released in the fall, along with books written and/or edited by Pj Perez, Jarret Keene and the late Hal Rothman. It also included the release of My Week at the Blue Angel in the 7 Don’t-Miss Events sidebar.
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric aired a piece about the tunnels and outreach tonight. I thought reporter Seth Doane and producer Jack Renaud, who were extremely professional during the filming, did an outstanding job with a limited amount of airtime. Judge for yourself:
I should’ve posted something about this awhile back, but I was busy and it slipped my mind: As a consultant, I helped launch a weekly magazine – Vegas Seven. It’s slick, well-produced and covers a variety of subjects, including politics, sports, nightlife, food, fashion and business.
I’m no longer consulting for Seven, but I plan to write for the magazine occasionally. In fact, I have two stories in the latest issue: a CityCenter-related essay and a feature on Michael’s Used Books.
Vegas Seven is free and available at bookstores, libraries, grocery stores, etc., throughout the valley and at www.weeklyseven.com.
The Associated Press produced a story, slideshow and video essay about the tunnels, which have been picked up by a lot of media outlets across the world. Here the Yahoo! News version (including the story, slideshow and essay):
This poetic and inspirational story about escaping the tunnels ran on the front page of the L.A. Times a few days ago. It’s accompanied by an audio slide show, in which I make an un-introduced appearance: