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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

    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?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Also, is Britney Spears really the new queen of the Strip?

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

    A little less Miley, a little more "Don't Sweat the Technique."

  • Real Estate

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    With both properties currently on the market, we did a little side-by-side comparison.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    What's up with that weird half-British accent?

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

    Why can't Nevada's educational landscape look more like the cereal aisle? Local parents and organizations answer by building new schools from the ground up.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    The real estate blog says North Las Vegas is one of the country's least appetizing cities. We disagree, sort of.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

    Muffin top, meet duck dive.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

    Patrick Swayze is alive and well on the Hugo's Cellar homepage.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    It's better than ever, but California is still leaving us in the dust.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    We can't thank Conan O'Brien enough for this ...

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    Food trucks, renaming the Arts District and more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    "Let’s think differently about what our community can be and put some energy toward the creation of something new."

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    The fashionable soiree series concludes next Thursday.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

    We're betting 311's drumsticks will not end up on eBay.

  • 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.

  • Fires

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

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

  • Features

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Go hard. Be original. Never surrender.

  • 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.