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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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Beat swap, dance battle and chow down at this block party with a vinyl heart
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Beat Swap Meet bumps into town.
Las Vegas Deaf Theatre to make its debut
Local company to open for Super Summer Theatre
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Cultures coming together for A Grand Night for Singing.
On the heels of national manufacturing stats, a look at what’s made in Las Vegas
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Salad dressing, a KISS guitar and more!
Following the 'Pawn Stars' lead, 'American Restoration' moves Downtown
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Cheap drinks, dollar shrimp cocktails and ... reality shows.
Thinking about suitcase-sized cheeseburgers, Vegas Uncork'd and more
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Also: Wii Fit, but it has nothing to do with that cheeseburger.
At UNLV, officers saddle up to enforce safety
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Weaving drunkenly through UNLV’s inner campus, the driver had no idea he was about to get busted by 1,500 pounds of galloping muscle. It’s not something you expect to see in the rearview mirror, even if you’ve had way too many cocktails. Officer Stephani Preston was at the reins, and she credits her equine partner Pride for enabling the DUI arrest and preventing trouble.
Nevada’s latest nickname? ‘Marriage farm’
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Silver State is captain of a grand, sinking ship.
Greece gets Uncork’d with the ‘Mount Olympus of fish’ at Milos
Monday, May 14, 2012
We came, we saw, we food slutted.
7 things I wrote in my notebook at Vegas Uncork'd Kings of Cabernet
At Jasmine at the Bellagio, May 12, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Belly laughs and $100 bottles for the Cabernet kings.
Feel the vibrations as Las Vegas Deaf Theatre takes the stage
Friday, May 11, 2012
Singing, signing, dancing and drama. A Grand Night indeed.
Hot, crispy, juicy love at Pho Saigon 8
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Vietnamese cha gio set the standard for crunchy, savory bliss.
Jackie Gaughan, El Cortez integral parts of downtown Las Vegas' rebirth
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Once upon a time, Jackie Gaughan owned a third of downtown Las Vegas, from resorts to real estate. He’s celebrated as a gaming innovator, a bookmaker who loved wild prop bets and revolutionized customer promotions. Yet most of the stories you hear are about his kindness, whether you’re talking to a cocktail waitress or Steve Wynn.
In the saddle with UNLV's Mounted Police Unit
Thursday, May 3, 2012
You don't expect to see 1,500 pounds of galloping muscle in the rear-view mirror.
How to inch your home off the grid
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
UNLV Solar Decathletes leader provides energy efficiency tips.
Chasing the White Gummy Bear through Hyde's Wonderland
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
No rabbit hole necessary,
Lucky the Leprechaun looks back as O’Sheas pours its last green shot
Friday, April 27, 2012
"When I first walked in as Lucky in the Leprechaun outfit, the employees actually had no idea what the hell was going on."
Jackie Gaughan, the El Cortez and the colorful comeback of old Vegas
Thursday, April 26, 2012
"When Jackie plays his last hand, the neon will dim on an era that sells Vegas to this day, the stylized world of fast money, outsize glamour and “madcappers.”
Retro secrets of the El Cortez, right under your nose
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A guide to vintage quirks and cool.
Hot legs and an exorcist are in store for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 9
Friday, April 20, 2012
Don't even try to run from the rhinestone tornado.
Bon Iver tames the savage beast
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
You don’t know Bon Iver until you stand in the glow of the band’s amazing Technicolor cheesecloth (for real), heart rising behind your ribs with Vernon’s aching, threadbare falsetto.
Wearing Las Vegas, the Topshop way
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sparkles upon sparkles? Yes please.
Is health care in Las Vegas really as bad as its reputation?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Those who work in the industry call Vegas medicine’s "Wild West."
To boldly not go: How one man robbed Vegas of the Starship Enterprise
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A life-size replica could have been built Downtown.
50 must-eat Las Vegas meals
A dining to-do list for the best of the Valley
Monday, April 16, 2012
From vegan donuts to chicken fried lobster and dinner at 845 feet—your dining to-do list.
Crashing rockabilly's biggest annual party
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Erin Ryan experiences the vintage-embracing fest known as Viva Las Vegas.
Allegiant Air's new fee raises the question: What aren't we paying for?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
"If hotels hurt and shampoo winds up in the mini bar with the macadamia nuts, will I pony up even though the idea of paying stings?"
An open letter to the Smithsonian blogger who trashed our Natural History Museum
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Weekly investigates the space and the specimens.
Dear Abby, let's get real about Vegas
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
And it has to do with an unfaithful husband and his secretive jaunts.
Hot rods, rockabilly and beauties roll into the Orleans Viva Las Vegas Car Show
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
You may not be able to afford a car, but you can take home a slice of rockabilly thanks to vintage-inspired vendors.
Thinking about puppies, Sarah Palin's guest hosting on 'Today' and more
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Also, the new Wynn website.
Wholesome meets crave-worthy at Greens & Proteins
Friday, March 30, 2012
A friend said the soup would change my life. That’s what finally got me to Greens & Proteins—not the astonishing Yelp rating of 4.5 stars, or the free wi-fi, or the promise of special selections for vegans, raw foodies and HCG Dieters.
Ingenious and invented here—it’s the Heel Coaster, baby
Friday, March 30, 2012
Finally, your feet can relax.
Wholesome meets crave-worthy at Greens & Proteins
Friday, March 30, 2012
A friend said the soup would change my life.
As Downtown renovation rages on, what will become of old Vegas’ soul?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
It's a tug of war between old-school and swank. Here's hoping it's a draw.
Cab rides get personal with geo-targeted digital marketing
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Wynn Las Vegas launched a new mobile interactive campaign spanning 1,000 taxis last week.
Thinking about Cee Lo's cat, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and more
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Also, Cosmo's "Bohemian Rhapsody" commercial.
Zombie Apocalypse Store's Mike Monko talks knives, undead pets and billion-dollar ideas
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mike Monko doesn’t know the zombiefather. He can’t rattle off Max Brooks’ theories on muscle performance in the recently deceased. And when he analyzes a machete for practical uses, it’s more about turning screws than slicing through the rotting neck tendons of an undead assailant.
Time-starved or uninsured, you could find health care next to the snack aisle
Friday, March 23, 2012
And you thought Walgreens was just for passport photos.
Two events to show your love for homeless pets and The Animal Foundation
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ride a zipline; see a fancy dog show; do your part.
Thinking about musical lawn fertilizers and more
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Also, Tennessee's new proposed abortion law.
Booty URLs, glowing beer pong and more at Nightclub & Bar Trade Show
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Oh, and did we mention the award plaque with a plastic figurine in a mankini?
A special Rebel drink on Hyde Bellagio, provided UNLV's Madness continues
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The NCAA Tourney goes liquid, in a tasty, Vegas-appropriate form.
My day with UNLV's Hey Reb
The man, the myth, the mustache
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The man, the myth, the mustache!
Music, dance, art and style at Tuesday Blend's monthly mashup of 'everything hip'
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hypnotix ends with a dancer flying from the arms of his crew like a bullet from a gun.
Three dishes our resident foodies are loving at the moment
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tots, urchin sauce and a cauldron of Mexican flavors.
Shabby Apple celebrates classic femininity and romantic whimsy
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The collections have old-fashioned charm
Zumba for a cause at Silverton
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Top Zumba instructors will help you break a sweat.
Thinking about Encyclopedia Britannica, Louis C.K. and more
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Also, Jack Kerouac's On the Road will finally hit the big screen soon.
John Mayer's voice 'indefinitely' silenced from the stage; tour canceled
Friday, March 9, 2012
Whatever the quirks of his personality, he and that guitar and that raw voice can be magical.
Make your own peanut butter and find bulk-aisle heaven at WinCo
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"It’s like they’re drinking out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate river."

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