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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

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Let the chalky fun begin!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Dressing up at Elsa from Frozen this year? Here's some advice: Let it go.

  • PBR Rodeo

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    "These are wild animals ... and they earned their spots just like we earned ours."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    It’s fall, but that doesn’t mean Las Vegas is ready to give up the pleasures of summer.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

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

  • Booze Issue

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    The cocktail embellishments aren't just for show.

  • Style

    Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

    From handmade beauty to styled-up utility.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    From hot buttered rum to apple ciders with a kick, the social space's hot drinks are the perfect hand warmers.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

    Identical twin tap dancers Sean and John are now holding down the stage in Absinthe: "Tap dancing is a form of percussion, and I’m just another instrument."

  • As We See It

    Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

    Psych! Only not really, because we’re talking about how fast you can upload selfies on your mobile device.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

    As temporary tattoos go, Las Vegas club stamps tell some stories.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    In memoriam of the Quad's card slinging performers.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    "Comedy is to make everybody laugh at everything and deal with things, you idiot,” Joan Rivers once said.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    "It’s a gamble, but it’s a good investment if more happens than simply, we get a battery factory."

  • As We See It

    Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

    From the Supreme Court and the Capitol to the steps Rocky bounded up at the art museum in Philly, iconic scenery just got way more awesome.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

    How do strippers tone that impossible upper-thigh region right under the butt? Deadlifts.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

    The beauty, the body, the powerful moves, personality, hustle and a head for business—these are weapons she wields to the tune of six figures a year, working way fewer days than the average American.

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Did we mention it's free to get in?

  • Taste

    Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

    You may have tried JoJo's wasabi horseradish prime rib jerky, but what about the Caribbean peanuts?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    From Eritrean independence to Deadmau5's Wynn residency, Mayor Goodman has declared 824 days in three years.

  • 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.