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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)

  • Entertainment

    Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

    Jenna Marbles knows what your eyebrows mean.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    Think only Superman can split an apple without a knife? So, so wrong.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    Step 1: Go to Dino's. A lot.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    How to ... Find your spirit cheese! Break an apple with your bare hands! Make the perfect mixtape! Speak teen! Our guide to becoming a more awesome you.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    Without making a sound or moving much more than her hands, Vira Syvorotkina steals the show from the formidable cast of Zarkana.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    Steampunk wenches, brave knights and a giant roasted turkey leg.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

    You don't have to sacrifice craft for what tourists crave at the Monte Carlo watering hole.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    "I dreamed of this moment, sucking in a long breath and walking down the aisle—so security guards could check my purse for a crossbow."

  • Booze Issue

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    The cocktail embellishments aren't just for show.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    Punch is a gather-’round, huddle-up, social kind of thing.

  • Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    Hang this over your mantel (or just cover your whole fireplace).

  • Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    The weapons for sale at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival were no joke.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    Mt. Charleston Lodge's Mt. Charleston Coffee

  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    Window on fall: On a cold September day in the shadow of Charleston Peak, hot drinks were the perfect hand warmers.

  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

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

  • 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.