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Erin Ryan

Managing Editor

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.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Creators liken the Apocalypse attraction to Call of Duty in a “gauntlet of chaos.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Checking out Adventure Combat Ops, where operatives trained to be invisible could become a little more real.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    “You want it to be magical. It’s a production ... we’re used to making everything bigger and grand."

  • Features

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Do you know how many wedding guests can fit in a pink super-stretch Hummer?

  • Features

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Love at first tweet? A local couple who met on Twitter just tied the knot (on Periscope no less).

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Massive boulder features, Elvis tunes and holds named after characters on Arrested Development. This is Origin.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Banana belt buckles and knee-highs of the future.

  • Food

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Sinatra chef Theo Schoenegger cooked a few of Ol' Blue Eyes' favorite dishes with A.J. Lambert.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    What's taiko, you ask?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    This photograph is not about the action in the front.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Plus, headline therapy from the online Daily Mail.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Turndown service could use a little Abducted Cow jerky.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Toughness shows on both sides of the big shiny belt.

  • Food

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    A national holiday, in a bun.

  • PBR Rodeo

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Cates isn't thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the hand he’s dealt, whether he’s drawing bulls or cards at the blackjack table.

  • PBR Rodeo

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The plan was to valet “any and all street-legal mutant vehicles,” and to dress accordingly.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Where the music is sweet (and so are the Jell-O shots). It's time to get down with your bad self!

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    "In 1998, I set out from South America to forge the longest unbroken footpath in human history."

  • Food

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Moms love breakfast in bed. But they also love cocktails and views of the Strip.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    For the new fest's feminine side, we’re feeling unfussy with a sweet kiss of the ’70s.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    The Container Park bar's seasonal creations run far and wild.

  • Food

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    “The recent tragic situation in Nepal is very close to our hearts here at Messina."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    The diva arrived Strip-side this week.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Being a true nerd takes an investment of money, time and spirit.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    The 160-square-foot parklet aesthetically mashes up a bus stop and an Ikea dining room.

  • Poker

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    As PokerNews.com described Jacobson's situation heading into last year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table: "He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador. No player from Sweden has ever won this tournament."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Translation: Be ready for another generation of frosted-tipped off-the-hookness.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    The dressage champion talks Olympic memories, his love for Vegas crowds and the power of David Bowie.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    "Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

  • As We See It

    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    When Peeps are fresh, they’re like sweet clouds that just rolled naked on a sugar beach.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    You need a giant purple galaxy yoga mat. And some compression toe socks.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Rehydrated food might not sound appetizing, but some of these meals are so delectable we might even make them at home.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    She drinks her coffee with butter. Her Chihuahua runs 8-minute miles. And she can hang her entire body weight on two fingers. Something tells me extreme rock climber Alex Johnson would be good at Two Truths and a Lie.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    “I’m hoping ... maybe it can create a shift in the thinking of how things happen here. Brave is about changing your comfort zone.”

  • Culture

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    The Junior League of Las Vegas' annual design competition culminated in a March 14 runway blowout at Fashion Show Mall.

  • Fashion

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    With blossoms winking from the trees and the air turning luxuriously warm, you get the urge to throw your wardrobe out the window and start fresh.

  • 51s

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Forget peanuts!

  • Film

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Local film! The weird and wondrous fever-dream of William Powell's Sci Fi Center and other places and players making Las Vegas' film scene an adventure.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Reports said that only eight people in history have been honored this way, with Tark joining the likes of JFK, Frank Sinatra and Elvis.

  • Education

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    “Kids today have so many cute questions. Why do the doggies have tails? Why does the moon follow us? What’s a rusty trombone?”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Wakeboarders unite: FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double is set to arrive

  • Food

    Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

    Why eat plain old ice cream when you could top it with shattered chocolate mousse?

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    I don't want you to hate me, but I'm lazy. Here's some gas-station fudge.

  • Implosion

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    “It was dark. Suddenly, a boom!"

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

    February 6 will be the first time since 2008 that poetry has been featured at Downtown's monthly culture fest.

  • Health

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    NIPM is looking toward a future where genome sequencing will provide a "blueprint for effective treatment and disease prevention."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Also, artificial bird adoptions (?!) at the Writer's Block.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

    Spinning natural ingredients into beauty treatments used to be Heather Marianna's hobby. Now it's her business.

  • Food

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

    With the right embellishments, meat-free burgers can be great.