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Erin Ryan

Staff Writer

Erin got her first newspaper job in 2002 thanks to a campfire story about Bigfoot. In her award-winning work for weeklies, dailies and magazines throughout the region, she has crawled inside the heads of Pulitzer winners and urban vampires, played Scrabble with nudists, flown an airplane and eaten seven pickles in four minutes. She does not believe in nut grafs.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Just in time for National Tequila Day!

  • As We See It

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Who says uniforms have to be blah? Bell Uniform Design kicks up hospitality wear with current fashion.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Profits and popularity are often at odds on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    “Potato” seems innocuous, but you’d be surprised what pops up on YouTube, from an aggressively sappy music video by a Thai rock band to some Danish guy peeling potatoes with a supersonic toilet brush attached to a drill. Searching “Las Vegas,” things get more colorful.

  • A&E

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    On their way to Paris for the Red Bull BC One World Final in November, the best b-boys on the planet have been working their way through 33 national cyphers, and the first of six regional finals is happening on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    They're wingmen. Conversation starters. Reasons to keep it classy and call it an early night.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    And about that photo? We prefer the earlier Donny, the one in a leisure suit playing a piano in the path of an oncoming locomotive.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    My community, local and global, is deeply impacted by the drug war, and I need a deeper understanding than the 1987 PSA where a son tells his father: “I learned it by watching you.”

  • As We See It

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    The dive bar wants to show appreciation for all who pitched in to save its classic neon sign.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    From beats to drinks, how to plan a splash bash in your own backyard.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

    TIE fighters, marshmallow style.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Christopher Belew and Erin Harris demonstrate their foam-noodle lightsaber skills while Jedi-in-training Tegan DeWald looks on.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

    This R2-D2 toy is from way back, a present to Glen Toussaint on his 6th birthday, after the first Star Wars film blew the world's mind.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Darth Vader (Zander Toussaint) and Obi-Wan (Christopher Belew) battle it out. It was a great way to limber up for the Death Star piñata at the Jedi Scouts' Star Wars Day bash.

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    In the Star Wars universe, even the youngest person can change the galaxy's fate.

  • Sports

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Formula Drift driver Danny George of Las Vegas takes his 1990 WreckHouse Mazda Miata around an oval at the Willow Springs International Raceway near Rosamund, Calif. Sunday, April 28, 2013. George will compete in round two of the 2013 season at Atlanta on May 10-11.