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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, Feb. 5, 2014

    A recent Uber blog post launched the #VegasNeedsUber social media campaign—and blasted Nevada's "outdated" laws.

  • Music

    Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

    “Every time I hit that high note I feel like I break a rib.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    The singer doesn't care if you like her or not, but there are so many reasons you should.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    A few nuances of busting out your debit card for that Wizard Tower.

  • Noise

    Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

    "No interviews, no introductions. Just show the music."

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

    Edgy, elegant and avant-garde, Las Vegas power lobbies will suck you in.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    We know you're excited about the Shops at Summerlin.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

    What's 512 horsepower and juicy red?

  • Downtown

    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

    “You won’t be big if you don’t think big.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

    In our intergalactic future, Robert Bigelow sees some lines drawn in the moon dust.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    Did you know 45 new laws went into effect in the Silver State on January 1?

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

    A brut bubbly for every budget, so you can end 2013 with a clean, dry snap.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

    Wearing pants, cooking and other things we solemnly swear to do in 2014.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

    Can't buy designer? Rent. You'll look fabulous and smart.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    The endeavor's model blends green vehicle sharing, chauffeured rides and public shuttle services available through a mobile app.

  • National Finals Rodeo

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Are we riding into the sunset of the city's NFR era?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    The Vegas Viking Lodge called on its members for a flood of photo and video tributes.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Also, an app where local chefs recommend their favorite dishes around town.

  • Health

    Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

    Las Vegas is the nation’s largest metro area without an allopathic (M.D.) medical school—but that's not the only thing that's missing.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

    “It’s a high school prom, it’s a Springsteen song ..."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    The quiet dissolution of a small but beloved force of UNLV peacekeepers.

  • National Finals Rodeo

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    World bull riding champion Shane Proctor walks Weekly through the tools of the trade.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    The local business specializes in party arrangements and room design packages.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    With Neal Smatresk leaving for the University of North Texas, UNLV is in need of a new big cheese.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    This pop-up market has everything you need for the art lover in your life.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    "The idea of sanitizing athletic spectacle isn’t as easy a sell as buffing the sharp edges off of playground equipment."

  • Taste

    Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

    Yogurt on bread is your new addiction. Trust us.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

    We know the beauty queen, with her perfect tan legs and glittering dental work. But the pageant industry has more than one face. What about Miss Earth and Miss Ethnic Opulence? What about contests celebrating culture or scholarship, overcoming disability or riding on horseback? There’s a sash for any number of passions, and Las Vegas is home to some colorful titleholders. You might not recognize them without their regalia, a nice reminder that real people are attached to the royal Miss, Ms. and Mr.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    Differing polls have named the two destinations the top to see in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

    How juicy is your brain?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    Also, some tasty sea urchin in Seattle.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

    "I’ve always wanted to find my beer, one I’d order over an Old Fashioned not because it was socially correct or cheap but because it tasted that awesome."

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

    This place even has a shrunken head with a third eye.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

    And Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is one of them. We promise.

  • Noise

    Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

    The view from the "never-ending mountain of sh*t."

  • As We See It

    Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

    Care to rent a Harley in a dangerous driving city?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    A recent 91-0 slaughter of a Texas high school football team has raised the question.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

    A man, a Beast and the longest walk ever.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    A month to recognize auto battery safety? Really?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Talk about making a mark.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

    Behold the Death Star ice mold.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

    Drink better: Still ordering a whiskey and coke? Vodka-cranberry? We tapped a master mixologist for some tasty upgrades.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

    What exactly is Komen's stance on partnering with adult-themed businesses like Riviera's Crazy Girls?

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

    The city recently instated a new 9 p.m. curfew Downtown for kids younger than 18.

  • A&E

    Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

    One classy brand partnership.

  • Dining

    Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

    The traveling Asian food fest's second trip to the Cosmopolitan was deliciously relaxed.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

    Unreal moves from a very real Las Vegan.

  • Technology

    Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

    DrinkTracker is a simulated breathalyzer that bases your BAC on age, gender, height, weight and your real-time bar tab.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

    Making music on the dash of a Nissan Sentra.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

    What kind of Las Vegan are you?