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Erin Ryan

Managing Editor

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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In search of stellar suds: A Weekly writer finds her perfect beer at Pub 1842
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."
Wasteland Gallery celebrates the creative underground
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
This place even has a shrunken head with a third eye.
Snapshots from anti-fest Life Is Sh*t
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
The view from the "never-ending mountain of sh*t."
Checking in on Enterprise's motorcycle rentals in Vegas
Care to rent a Harley in a dangerous driving city?
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
Care to rent a Harley in a dangerous driving city?
Ink Master Joey Hamilton on realism, fake skin and his prophetic license plate
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Talk about making a mark.
A drink-this-not-that download with cocktail savant J.R. Starkus
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Drink better: Still ordering a whiskey and coke? Vodka-cranberry? We tapped a master mixologist for some tasty upgrades.
Breast cancer survivors take us inside the latest Komen debate
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
What exactly is Komen's stance on partnering with adult-themed businesses like Riviera's Crazy Girls?
LV Philharmonic and Alfred Dunhill make like chocolate and peanut butter
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
One classy brand partnership.
Our favorite bites from this year’s LuckyRice Night Market
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
The traveling Asian food fest's second trip to the Cosmopolitan was deliciously relaxed.
Behind the smile (and the booty shake) with 'SYTYCD' champ Fik-Shun
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Unreal moves from a very real Las Vegan.
Street Drum Corps brings dark whimsy and driving beats to Vinyl
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Making music on the dash of a Nissan Sentra.
The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency has been improving Downtown since 1986
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Downtown Project isn't the only organization out to boost the neighborhood.
Consul of Monaco Jonathan Warren on Europe's elegant playground vs. America's party capital
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In the West (and everywhere else), Jonathan Warren spreads the word about the elegant and richly storied Principality of Monaco.
The Garden of Dreams is not where you think it is
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery dedicates a civil rights monument.
‘America’s Matchmaker’ Patti Novak gives Vegas some tough love
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
First date tips, 'intestinal fortitude' and more.
Learn your cuts from the Butcher Block's Ron Lutz
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
The "ribeye guy" has the answers to your meaty questions.
Creature creator Miriam Writer spills her DIY Halloween secrets
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
Got nightmares? Make them into costumes.
Blisters, hallucinations and miracle Coke: Meet ultramarathoner Karla Kent
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The brutal course is nonstop from Death Valley to Mount Whitney, and racers contend with 13,000 feet of elevation gain, heat that can boil to 130, the innate limitations of their bodies and the darkest places inside their minds.
Do the Psychic Friends really live in the same building as Las Vegas Weekly?
Friday, July 20, 2012
Following the cosmic breadcrumbs to the truth.
Big things are happening at UNLV regarding small invaders
Professors leading research that is proving microbes are an essential part of human existence
Friday, July 20, 2012
At a coffee shop near UNLV, the discussion turns from alien movies to poker chips to theories on the origin of life. The common thread: microbes, invisible organisms that share our planet — and our bodies — in ways both threatening and essential.
Bite Now: 'Banh-Mi' Burger
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pork pâté does belong on a bun.
Tarot 2.0: The Psychic Friends Network is back—and online, too
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In need of breakup advice or stock tips? You're in luck.
'Guys and Dolls' vs. Eeyore: What are Las Vegas gamblers really like?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Are depressing gaming revenues a reflection of the people playing?
Shakespeare’s is the neighborhood haunt you’ve been thirsting for
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Everything you want in a pub, plus freaking awesome chicken tenders.
If your ice tastes of frozen meatloaf, will your bourbon cry?
Monday, July 16, 2012
Deep thoughts about frozen water with the International Packaged Ice Association.
Bite Now: Salmon Lover
Thursday, July 12, 2012
So this is love.
More than human: Microbes are an essential part of our world—and us
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Invisible life is good, bad and everywhere. Welcome to the microbiome.
Bandits of all kinds: Real Vegas criminal nicknames
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It seems law enforcement often gets colloquial with serial thieves.
Bite Now: Eggs Nova Scotia
Friday, July 6, 2012
Because cream cheese goes with everything.
Dunking pin-up girls and giving back: Get in on Studio 21’s latest good deed
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A pool party, without the pool but with the booze and bathing suits.
Declaring a disaster could save North Las Vegas millions, but what will it lose?
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The application of an obscure Nevada statute might save jobs, but may come at a price.
Not-so-tough guys: Bikers sue local police for targeting and harassment
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Seventy-eight plaintiffs are seeking $12 million in damages from Metro and North Las Vegas police.
Debating NY Times on the 'flambe effect'
Are restaurants losing their cool when they hit Vegas?
Monday, July 2, 2012
Are restaurants losing their cool when they hit Vegas?
Forget the Supernanny, Dawn Schrader is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Minus the magic umbrella, Dawn Schrader is the Strip’s own Mary Poppins. She’s a nanny on demand, part of an elite professional force known as Nannies & Housekeepers USA. Founded locally in 2000, N&H was the national Association of Premier Nanny Agencies’ 2011 Agency of the Year and is touted as the “exclusive and preferred nanny service for major Las Vegas hotels.” In-room care is Schrader’s specialty. Need a baby-sitter on the Strip?
Super nanny Dawn Schrader brings a spoonful of sugar to your hotel
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Never underestimate the power of listening (and beach balls).
Colorful, sexy style (and Vegas details) at Marc by Marc Jacobs
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
High fashion without the couture prices.
Spike Lee in talks to bring Mike Tyson to Broadway
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Here's hoping for a dance number with a giant replica of Holyfield's ear.
An LA-to-Vegas deal so cheap we’re tempted to fly there and take the bus back
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Is it not enough that avocados revel in your rich soil, or that you have legitimate pro sports and a coastline?
The power of purrs, wags and kindness at Noah’s Animal House
Friday, June 8, 2012
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
Local bartenders brought game to Disaronno’s battle royal
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Mixing Star competition final at Palazzo was a muddling masterpiece.
YouTube’s new premium channel for women is maddeningly addicting
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hasn’t Lifetime been beating this poor dead horse since the early ’80s?
An attraction honoring Wayne Newton is also suing him
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The company that is turning Newton's home into a museum wants him to vacate ... like, yesterday.
Thinking about Mitt Romney, 'Mad Men' and more
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Also, pondering the obesity rate of a nudist society.
The long, strange trip of Bob Stupak's moon rocks
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
And the reported breakdown begins with Neil Armstrong.
Justin Bieber returns to the MGM Grand September 30 (to sing this time)
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Biebs is coming back to Vegas! And this time he won't be carrying other folks' hardware.
Weekly Q&A: Makeup artist Miriam Writer on blood, beauty and zombie strippers
Friday, May 25, 2012
"Any face can be turned into anything."
Three dishes our resident foodies are loving
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A hangover cure, an umami bomb and a cupcake that won't make it home.
Welcome to Caesars Air: Midwest cities battle for free Vegas flight
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Practice started with "champagne flights" in the '50s.
Thinking about 'Saturday Night Live,' James Bond and more
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Also, Downtown is about to get soaked.
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.

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