One for the archives: Sun editorial cartoonist’s life’s work gifted to UNLV
Mike Smith answered his newsroom phone expecting to talk with a reader. That’s commonplace when his editorial cartoons are published in the Las Vegas Sun, as callers either reach out with a compliment or criticism.
Sometimes the best chroniclers of history are just regular people armed with a Brownie — or a Polaroid, an Instamatic, a 35mm point-and-shoot or, these days, a digital camera or cellphone — taking family photos.
AARON MAYES’ ‘BUILT’ CONSIDERS THE CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPE OF LAS VEGAS
A swimming pool fenced against an expanse of empty desert; an aerial view of seemingly infinite suburbia; a flooded wash; black ribbons of highway on-ramps. This is the Las Vegas—both mundane and exquisite, yet always monumental in its mastery of hostile land—local photographer Aaron Mayes is recording for posterity.