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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, 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 …”

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

  • Features

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

  • 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?

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    A Downtown fun finder, from Tony Tone at Container Park to free bagels on Tax Day.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Apparently the LVMPD has the right to remain stylish!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    The Walgreens at Venetian and the Boulevard Mall—how do they compare?

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Beer has many holidays. Celebrate the one that matters!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    A few clicks and you could reap the benefits of offering the Vegas hook-up.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Wait more than five minutes, and that $5 vodka-cran is free.

  • LV Weekly

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    What if a massive trail circled the entire Valley?

  • Features

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    “You’re worked and you’re beat at the end of the day, but you feel high.”

  • Features

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Whether your idea of camping is an air mattress in the back of a suburban or a portaledge dangling from a mountain face, you can appreciate the difference the right gear makes.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Walking? Running? Biking? Horseback riding? We've got you covered!

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    "What Happens Over Vegas Stays Over Vegas!"

  • El Cortez

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Hundreds gathered on Monday to mourn the late gaming pioneer, the "patron saint" of Downtown veteran El Cortez.