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Erin Ryan

Staff Writer

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.

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Bite now: Ume shiso roll at Bar Masa
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Super-fresh fish gets the spotlight, but don't sleep on the salted plum.
Between comfort and culinary flash, Carson Kitchen hits the sweet spot
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
From bacon jam to a mysteriously succulent turkey burger, Carson Kitchen is full of surprises.
10 thoughts from the Red Bull BC One North American Final
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Power moves, crotch grabs and crazy acrobatics at Brooklyn Bowl.
Magic makes for fierce competition on 'Wizard Wars'
And it's all the brainchild of former 'Weekly' writer Rick Lax
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
It's like 'Chopped,' but with teleporting puppies.
Tell the Linq what you really think with Osurv
Monday, July 28, 2014
Surveys don't have to suck. Osurv promises "questions that people love to answer."
Gimmick vs. craft: Two cocktail styles converge on Hussong’s new margarita menu
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Just in time for National Tequila Day!
Barbara Bell designs uniforms you wish you could wear
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Who says uniforms have to be blah? Bell Uniform Design kicks up hospitality wear with current fashion.
Cool vs. cash: In Vegas, sometimes the unsustainable is worth doing anyway
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Profits and popularity are often at odds on the Las Vegas Strip.
VegasTube: What happens when you search ‘Las Vegas’ on YouTube?
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.
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to host Red Bull BC One North America Final
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.
A child of the ’80s grapples with the failures of the ‘war on drugs’
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.”
Biometric identity verification is coming to McCarran
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The convenience factor is impressive, but security technologists have raised concerns about vulnerabilities.
Fresh summer sips and the Chef’s Experience at China Poblano
Friday, June 13, 2014
Drinking Gold in Mexico and eating When Pigs Fly.
A turkey call and a robot vacuum: Browsing Henderson’s new liquidation gold mine
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.
First 18+ show booked at Fremont Country Club thanks to special licensing
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Standing on the line between booze and music.
Details leak for a skyscraping dream in Downtown Las Vegas
Thursday, June 5, 2014
You might not recognize Sixth and Fremont.
Luxe vintage meets fresh new threads at Exile on Main Street
Friday, May 30, 2014
Old-school Hermes and spanking-new handmade sweaters.
The fish is lit at Davy’s Locker!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The community rallies behind a piece of classic Vegas.
Play with your food at bold, Japanese-inspired Yusho
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
There’s an angry red ball on the menu. And it's delicious.
The hip-shaking, hit-slinging, all-out appeal of Earl Turner
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Shimmying, kicking to the ceiling and letting Sam Cooke possess him to the point of knuckle biting.
The beloved neon at Davy’s Locker is in danger—again
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 …”
The Interview Issue: In the tub with Piff the Magic Dragon
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Talking card tricks, Swedish hotness and Godzilla's table manners with the Dhalsim of the magic world.
Food for thought: Should the pizza angel feed the homeless?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Good intentions vs. negative impacts.
Tweet it forward: Checking in with #dreamMaker
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dream a little. Do a little. (Or a lot.)
Weekly Q&A: Beauty phenom Claude Baruk's American dream
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 ...
Colliding al fresco: It’s patio season, and Downtown is on point
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.
Tao + Snoop = Welcome to Snoopadelic Cabaret
The Doggy Dogg gets his own 1920s-style speakeasy
Friday, April 11, 2014
A series of "special classy events," courtesy of Snoop Dogg.
First look: Downtown Project app
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A Downtown fun finder, from Tony Tone at Container Park to free bagels on Tax Day.
Five beers to drink during National Beer Day
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Beer has many holidays. Celebrate the one that matters!
The Palms' Beverage Butler brings drinks (and a bowtie) to check-in
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wait more than five minutes, and that $5 vodka-cran is free.
100 miles of awesome: Checking in on the Vegas Valley Rim Trail
Saturday, March 22, 2014
What if a massive trail circled the entire Valley?
Hit the trail: Our guide to 10 of the Las Vegas Valley's best routes
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Walking? Running? Biking? Horseback riding? We've got you covered!
The beautiful, technical, secret worlds of canyoneering
Thursday, March 20, 2014
“You’re worked and you’re beat at the end of the day, but you feel high.”
Love Cloud lets you join the mile high club over Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
"What Happens Over Vegas Stays Over Vegas!"
Bite Now: Slider mania at Sierra Gold
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tiny sandwiches are just adorable.
Cutesy to creepy, Pinball Hall of Fame's novelty games are the not-so-hidden gems
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Pinball Hall of Fame has a whole lot more than just the standard arcade game—Just take a spin on the "Relax-a-lator."
March madness: A by-the-numbers look at the city's best tourism month
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Plus, niche events that rock our economy (hint: EDC).
The beauty experience at Look Style Society, Town Square's chic new destination
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
At Look, you can get your nails done and take down a croissant. Now that's beautiful.
Rent the Runway is the average girl's fashion fairy godmother
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Get the Cinderella experience at the Cosmopolitan.
On the manhunt: Deconstructing Vegas' dating wasteland
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
How many phone numbers will three popular nightspots yield?
Gettin’ some at new Henderson bake shoppe Gimme Some Sugar
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
Finally, a cookie with figs, goat cheese and meringue.
Weekly Q&A: Sin City Trivia’s Gemini talks factoid love and the Trebek mystique
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Do you know what liqueur is traditionally served with three coffee beans?
Despite regulatory roadblocks, car service Uber is making a name in Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
A recent Uber blog post launched the #VegasNeedsUber social media campaign—and blasted Nevada's "outdated" laws.
Local musicians find their tribe with Vegas on the Mic
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
"No interviews, no introductions. Just show the music."
Why the lobby is the most important space in Las Vegas
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Edgy, elegant and avant-garde, Las Vegas power lobbies will suck you in.
At Dream Racing, being in the club means owning a Ferrari F430 GT
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
What's 512 horsepower and juicy red?
Go brut: Three Champagnes to pour this NYE
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
A brut bubbly for every budget, so you can end 2013 with a clean, dry snap.
Rent the Runway puts designer duds within reach at Cosmo
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Can't buy designer? Rent. You'll look fabulous and smart.
Project 100, abridged: A guide to Downtown's ambitious transportation project
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
The endeavor's model blends green vehicle sharing, chauffeured rides and public shuttle services available through a mobile app.
We need more than a new medical school to improve Nevada’s health
Without residency programs, the doctors we train will practice elsewhere
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.

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