CATCH UP: Hickey left a mark here in Las Vegas and many wonder who will guide the art ship. That was asked at a November 2013 panel "What is the role of Art in our culture?" at the Las Vegas Book Festival. Panelist Dawn-Michelle Baude, a poet and UNLV professor, responded with "He's not here anymore. We have to move on."
MORE CATCH UP: From October 2013, Las Vegas Weekly's Kristen Peterson interviewed Hickey.
MORE: 'Dave Hickey is back — and he's still stirring things up' Los Angeles Times
ADD FEBRUARY 2: At C-Monster, Carolina Miranda posts "A few words about the David Hickey talk" to sharply say: "Let’s be clear: I was at the talk because I do have some healthy respect for Hickey as a writer. He stays away from the word salad gobbledygook that is my art world nightmare, and for that I am grateful. I’m also a proud owner of Air Guitar. And as someone who regularly writes about travel, I find his essay on Las Vegas to be poetic and insightful — one that addresses, yet goes beyond all the Sin City tropes. That said, last night’s talk was a disappointment." She's rankled and says why.