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Erin Ryan

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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

  • 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.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    "You made it possible for me to buy a real piece of art, because you saw the look in my eyes and wanted me to have it."

  • Technology

    Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

    "Flying used to be this fantasy. We’ve realized it. Going to the moon. Going underwater in the deep. But people have yet to get the robot of their dreams."

  • Food

    Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

    Dine in Paris without leaving Las Vegas, courtesy of Michael Mina.

  • Education

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Nevada's D grade in the early-childhood education index of the latest Education Week Quality Counts report is not about academic performance.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Salt Room LV's salt therapy purportedly alleviates respiratory and skin conditions ranging from asthma to psoriasis.

  • CES

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Every year, journalists whine about covering CES—and then we get there.

  • Fashion

    Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

    Flockflockflock looks have been wrought from business cards, origami cranes, Post-its, lights strands, picnic-table covers and confetti. If it’s pliable, designer Jennifer Henry can probably mold it to a frame of heavy-duty packing tape.

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

    Miracle 1: Creating uniforms so stylish they don’t look like uniforms.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    The Lopez is no ordinary sneaker. It involves innovative materials, a teen designer and a hopeful ripple-effect for education.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Serving up "poet meat"

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Keep your eyes peeled for 1,000 brown-paper boxes meant to "spread a little cheer and #LocalLove around town."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Las Vegas’ nerd-out capital, the Sci Fi Center, has done it again.

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    While others were wrapping Christmas gifts with paper and ribbon, Jennifer Henry was turning them into glamour.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Also, what an unidentified local plans to do with the $14 million he won at Rampart Casino last week.

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