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Dustin Wax
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Museum guy, arts advocate, writer, and anthropologist
Museum guy, arts advocate, writer, and anthropologist

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Tryin' to win me some silver!
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Butterfly house at Springs Preserve. Closed til Spring, but lots of fun. Featuring artwork by Las Vegas artists, including the Ali Fathollali and Nanda Sharifpour shown here.
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2014-12-17
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The Burlesque Hall of Fame needs your help! We are losing our storage facilities next month and need to move our collection of priceless artifacts from the history of burlesque: costumes, stage props, art, photos, and more. Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/bhof to pledge your support - and please share this link widely to tell the world of your commitment to the legacy of burlesque!
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I honestly don't think better gun control laws would make any difference in the number or severity of tragedies like the one in CO last week. Nor do I think conceal-and-carry or mandatory carry laws would change anything either. The bottom line is, we live in a culture that generates a stunning number of people who want to shoot other people -- and gun laws, whether restrictive or permissive, are not the cause of that. Address the radical individualism, social darwinism, aggressive competition, anti-intellectualism, and hyper-masculinism baked into our culture and you start to deal with the proclivity to shoot it out instead of talk it out. 

(Note: I say this as someone who doesn't particularly like guns, and who has never shot one. I think guns are pretty dumb, but I don't think guns, or the vast majority of their bearers, shoulder any more blame for violence in our culture than anyone else does.)
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Reminded of this post this morning, thought I'd share it. (Trying to get into the habit of actually using Google Plus...)
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The Burlesque Hall of Fame is now on Google+!
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Pictures from the new exhibition, "Las Vegas Stripped: 60 Years of Sin City Burlesque" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. I just put it in today and boy are my arms tired...
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May 19, 2012
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Yet another memento of my ongoing love affair with my laundromat.
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