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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

  • Dining

    Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

    Go ahead, dip a chip in that cocktail.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    National Junior Classical League members donned togas and tunics and hit Cox Pavilion.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Go hard. Be original. Never surrender.

  • Fires

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    "For one, stop building your dream homes where it’s pretty! Pretty equals kindling."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Also, millennials apparently don't like mascots.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    "Our whole aim is to make Las Vegas itself an international platform for hip-hop dance."

  • Features

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    A fly on the wall at Hardkore Parkour might see Cirque performers spinning on silks or stunt artists choreographing stage combat or auditions for America’s Got Talent. But the same fly would see homeschool kids catapulting into a foam pit and a tumble track.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    From Goretorium to Club Nikki, lots of seemingly ideal projects have struggled in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    The iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign could soon be powered by solar trees.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Want to know which club is happening right this second?

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Maybe dating a guy with 41 million Twitter followers is a bad idea.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Consider celebrating America's birthday at these two community events.

  • As We See It

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    The only way it could get more Vegas than this is if Wayne Newton jumped in the pool.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Tattoo artists, food trucks, burlesque, craft beers, classic cars ... this one's got everything.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    As a meme, God is pretty much Grumpy Cat with a longer beard.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    "Wandering the man-made wonderland was like dream hopping."

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Sam Pilafian and JD Shaw are making sure the tuba and French horn get their due.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Also, Trip Advisor thinks Las Vegas is the biggest bang for the tourists' bucks.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Maybe not saggy pants laws, but they're laws all the same.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    The inside scoop, from Boston to the Big Island.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Meet the SoCal vet "leading the charge" to get cannabis cleared for animal treatment.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Fieri has so many famous "Guy-isms", he made this easy.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Also, Nas is set to open a Vegas sneaker shop, but will you buy his kicks?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Income from shady activities has its own line on the 1040 form.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    “Everyone deserves to tell their side of the story.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Also, the death of a Prius hybrid battery.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    A refreshing business model hits Vegas, just in time for summer.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    It smells like snapbacks and tattoos.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    The local store has drawn celeb clients like 2 Chainz and Taboo.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    The car goes from zero to hauling ass before I can suck in a breath, engine whining hard and hot like an animal bearing down. Front wheels cranked and rear wheels spinning, we get sideways. Then it’s gas pedal, knifing into position and sliding through the next corner with creamy white smoke pouring off the tires like dry ice. Seconds stretch inside the chaos, so I can see Danny George’s hands and feet and sheer will methodically making this Mazda Miata do things that should be impossible.

  • Style

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    It's an ideal blend of fun, function and fashion

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    The Brat Pack alum brings the Great American Songbook to the Cabaret Jazz room.

  • Development

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    The Downtown Project isn't the only organization out to boost the neighborhood.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    And Cantina Laredo's guacamole earns two mom hugs. Two.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    EdSurge's Tony Wan talks Downtown Project and new tech for K-12.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    The King's Speech received the same rating as Evil Dead. Really?

  • Cocktail of the Week

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Sweet, tart and spicy, this margarita might really mix you up.

  • As We See It

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    Clap for the puppies (and then take them home).

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Also, criminals who break into jail.

  • Dining

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    All you can eat, with class.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    In the West (and everywhere else), Jonathan Warren spreads the word about the elegant and richly storied Principality of Monaco.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    The Strip is paying more attention to Gen Y crowds, who aren't gambling much.

  • Health

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    The company's Henderson outpost is Nevada's first.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    One in a white jacket, the other in black, they held hands—and their beloved dog Apricot—as the minister waxed about walking lockstep down the sidewalk of life and being the mac to each other’s cheese.

  • A&E

    Friday, April 5, 2013

    Blood, sweat and drumsticks.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Some parents train their kids to handle guns. Others won't even say the word.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    It's easy to tell the difference between good and bad wine, but what about good and great?

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Meet the man behind the zebra pants and plastic neckties. Sir Gaga has spent a dozen years clubbing up and down the Boulevard like it’s his job, to the point where he’s practically deaf. In return for his staggering dedication and style, he’s one of the most recognized and photographed characters in Vegas.

  • Dining

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Get a fork of this.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    The celebration includes burlesque performances, Tiki-themed pool parties and more.