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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)

  • Fashion

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Fashion phenom: You almost forget she’s a teenager when she talks the industry talk. Then she gushes about a selfie with Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, and you hope her style always echoes that breathless fun.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    How did it take this freaking long for the rest of the pack to appreciate the power of the McMuffin?!

  • Dining

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    Super-fresh fish gets the spotlight, but don't sleep on the salted plum.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    Reimagining education: From the Socratic method in the virtual classroom to mosaic making with Burning Man artists, the school experience looks different at Leadership Academy of Nevada and 9th Bridge.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    From bacon jam to a mysteriously succulent turkey burger, Carson Kitchen is full of surprises.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    What does the tragic controversy say about officer-involved shootings and our community?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    The topless revue just went dark, while the disco tribute just signed a contract extension.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

    "Hacking password-protected systems is becoming no harder to bypass than your typical door lock; with just a little knowledge and the right tools, virtually anyone can do it."

  • Dance

    Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

    Power moves, crotch grabs and crazy acrobatics at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    It's like 'Chopped,' but with teleporting puppies.

  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    That tiny dab of red sauce is the only hint that big flavor hides inside ume shiso.

  • Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

    The ranch flavor inside this sack is legit, and it's a local creation.

  • 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.

  • 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.