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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

  • As We See It

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Surveys don't have to suck. Osurv promises "questions that people love to answer."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • 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.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    The convenience factor is impressive, but security technologists have raised concerns about vulnerabilities.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Based on a formula spun from Yelp data, the Fusion Burrito could not be ignored.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Behold, the "world's first bionic strap-on."

  • Dining

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Drinking Gold in Mexico and eating When Pigs Fly.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    I’m pretty sure I blacked out after reading “discounts as high as 75 percent off” and “Dyson” in the same sentence.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    The Cosmopolitan eatery's Empress cocktail is perfect for beating the brutal heat with a kick of booze.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Standing on the line between booze and music.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    You might not recognize Sixth and Fremont.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Just when you think Kofi Burbridge is the best damn keyboard player on Earth, he busts out a flute.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    A student just signed a "huge deal" with Konami Gaming, and this semester's class also translated to 12 applications in the patent pipeline.

  • As We See It

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Old-school Hermes and spanking-new handmade sweaters.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    The community rallies behind a piece of classic Vegas.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    There’s an angry red ball on the menu. And it's delicious.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Also, Paul Oakenfold spins at Marquee Dayclub.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    For her, a band is like "a big married couple."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    The global operation is making the move from NYC.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    At 18 feet across, that's a lot of fat grams.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Shimmying, kicking to the ceiling and letting Sam Cooke possess him to the point of knuckle biting.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Should service providers be allowed to charge for content prioritization?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Where are the Doggfather's digs?

  • As We See It

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    "Star Wars changed my life. It redefined playing."

  • As We See It

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    The giant fish on the Davy’s Locker sign has gone dark before, and in 2011 the neon was restored with the help of a generous bar patron. But when the lights started flickering again about five months later, bar owner Cindy Slight discovered that the $3,100 they’d paid didn’t cover any kind of maintenance. “So much of old Vegas is gone. You have to really look hard to find the little pieces that aren’t. That’s one of the things I love about Davy …”

  • Features

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    From the Swedish Chef to Deadmau5 to Anthony Bourdain, the people we'd really like to chat with.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Talking card tricks, Swedish hotness and Godzilla's table manners with the Dhalsim of the magic world.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Should you cancel that next coffee date?

  • As We See It

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Mikoh bikini, meet blueberry mojito.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The annual Best in Show fundraiser features 50 pets in an American Kennel Club-style competition where the real prize is finding a family.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Good intentions vs. negative impacts.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Plus, a beer fest at Big Dog's and an al fresco wine walk. Drink up!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Dream a little. Do a little. (Or a lot.)

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    As managing director of Wynn and Encore salons since 2013, Claude Baruk is working on a massive reinvention of the former while transforming hair at the latter through cuts, colors and treatments designed to make each client feel ...

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Also, Selena Gomez "canoodling" with Justin Bieber at Coachella.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.

  • A&E

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    A series of "special classy events," courtesy of Snoop Dogg.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Steak with the spirit of Butch Cassidy, plus a doll collection with historical heft.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo vs. a $35K Rolex.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Sure, a lot of people have smartphones. But what about the digital have-nots?