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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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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."
Hip-hop community raises funds for Renew Yamada near anniversary of Japanese tsunami
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday Blend Project will commemorate the anniversary with a benefit for the nonprofit Renew Yamada.
Breaking down the Strip’s new pet curfew
Even Elvis couldn't block the new ordinance
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The ordinance that limits pet access to the Strip was passed in a unanimous vote.
Thinking about Brian Head, Rush Limbaugh and more
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Also, observations on the wind that swept through the valley.
Guts, glory and homicidal rocks for BMX riders at Bootleg Canyon's Reaper Madness
Friday, March 2, 2012
Gnarly. The riders say this word with reverence, showing scars, bone spurs and joint separations from being chewed up and spit out by Bootleg Canyon. Named one of the world’s most epic rides by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Bootleg’s 36-mile system of singletrack was cut into the desert rock by local artist Brent Thomson
Zombie apocalypse training at the Guns and Ammo Garage
Friday, March 2, 2012
Mufflers and guns may seem like strange bedfellows ...
With incorporation tabled for now, Weekly explores the would-be city of Laughlin
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
The small town to the south wants to be its own city.
Thinking about Meryl Streep, Whole Foods and more
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Also, Penn Jilette's recent Celebrity Apprentice win.
A toast and a Tweetup for Downtown’s victories and next move
Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
While reviving the glorious old, entrepreneurs in the area have also been innovating for the future, and there is more to come.
Kickass ketchup for your burger, your Bloody and your discerning tastes
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
“High fructose corn syrup? Don’t make me scoff.”
Thinking about Neil Patrick Harris, Girl Scout cookies and more
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Also, Taco Bell's upcoming new line of tacos.
Linsanity raises questions about race
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Would Jeremy Lin's achievements still make news if his race was different?
Experiencing vintage Vegas—and cocktails—at Downtown's new classics
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Find a retro atmosphere and cocktail throwbacks at the El Cortez's Parlour Bar, as well as the recently-opened Mob Bar.
Not you, too, Cheryl Tiegs! More on the 'SI' Swimsuit Edition debate
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
The battle over the 'itsy-bitsy red bikini' (and the girl wearing it) rages on.
Weekly Q&A: Gourmet purveyor Brett Ottolenghi dishes on food as art
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Changing Las Vegas, one ingredient at a time.
In the wake of scandal, are past good deeds worth anything?
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Weekly raises the question in wake of the Kathleen Vermillion debacle.
Competitive mountain bikers jockey for cash and notoriety at Bootleg Canyon
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Bootleg Canyon has eaten many a rider alive, but some of America’s best will be on hand this weekend.
Go bald (or give some green) to fight childhood cancers at Ri Ra
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Have a pint, dig on some Celtic rock, and fight disease while you're at it.
Nothing says lovin' like 'batteries included'
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Vibrating forest creatures and a flasher named Columbo.
Rugby and its 'gloriously brutal contact' comes to town
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Forget football, with all its padding and rules about where you can hit.
UNLV’s Solar Decathletes are creating the house of the future
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Green and off the grid, this home has a shot at international glory.

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