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October 15, 2019

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Erin Ryan

Story Archive

Manzo: Simply excellent Italian
Friday, March 29, 2019
Live fire, pure ingredients and genius twists at new Eataly hot spot.
Get a taste of Las Vegas’ first winery
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Sales at the new winery have been strictly by-the-glass to conserve supply, but bottles will be ready in the next few months.
China Lights lantern festival’s Valley debut packs Chinese whimsy and culture
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Starting January 19, Craig Ranch Regional Park will transform nightly into a glowing wonderland, building up to a Chinese New Year blowout on February 16.
Stores galore! A shopping season guide to Las Vegas retailers
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Holiday shopping is about the experience — sumptuous decorations, nostalgic music, the singular perfume of warm spices and evergreen, and the electric buzz of crowds. Even children having meltdowns on Santa’s lap are part of the backdrop to finding just the right gifts for your favorite people. In every season, Las Vegas is uniquely skilled at the atmospheric aspect of bricks-and-mortar retail. From the Strip to the suburbs, destination shopping abounds, and development of experiential extras is being driven by ...
Ink with impact: Tattoos helped people cope, raised money for people shattered by the shooting
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
When tragedy strikes, people find their own ways of healing. Some turn to counselors, others get out and do something physically active, and there are those who go a more permanent route. Local tattoo parlors were flooded with customers seeking Las Vegas-related ink after the Oct. 1 shooting — to honor loved ones lost or wounded, to ...
Holidays in glass: Turn the humble Mason jar into decorative magic
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
From its agrarian roots in the 1800s to its ubiquity through World War II rationing and enduring vogue in hipster culture, the humble glass vessel is all about utility. But as the holiday season ramps up, uses lean into whimsical territory.
Touring Nevada’s ghost towns
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Funny what you find in the middle of the desert. A rifle almost as old as Nevada’s statehood leaned against a tree. Cars stuck in the cracked earth like knives neatly thrown by a giant. The bleached bones of bighorn sheep that leapt a little too far. Mining towns have such skeletons, booming to life and busting into an afterlife sustained by human curiosity. Touring the Wild West’s abandoned past has become an international tourist attraction, to the extent of ghost towns getting Yelp reviews. But until you stand in the shadow of Rhyolite’s silent train depot, you can’t know the feeling of being somewhere and nowhere at once. The lights have been off for a century in this settlement that ...
If you look, you can find fall color and flavor in Nevada
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
True, the desert’s take on the season may not warrant a postcard, but there are places near the city to see colorful leaves and fat pumpkins.
Stories of heroism and resilience in the face of Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Survivors of the mass shooting on the Strip describe chaos, terror and carnage, but many of the stories that linger are about heroism. Not just shown by the first responders who ...
Your license plate's lifespan: What to do when the DMV comes calling
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Bumper stickers aren’t forever. And as of last summer, neither are most Nevada license plates. A “rolling reissue” went into effect, aimed at swapping out hundreds of thousands of plates old enough to be faded, cracked and corroded to the point of hindering a quick read by law enforcement.
How school gardens, food 'rescues' are helping Nevada's hungry
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
One in seven households in Clark County is food-insecure, defined by Three Square Food Bank as not having access to sufficient nutritious food. In the valley’s hardest-hit ZIP code — 89106, near downtown — that share leaps to more than 25 percent. And society’s most vulnerable make up ...
Power players examine energy from many sides
National Clean Energy Summit returns at a time of heightened debate about the nation’s future
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
“How do you take full advantage of all the innovation out there? How do you bring it online? How do you deploy it in a way that reduces costs, cleans up the electricity sector and gives consumers more options?” These are the questions that will be explored.
When life gives you lemons, don't limit yourself to lemonade
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
The wonder fruit is busting out of the bowl.
Women’s Leadership Conference digs into politics, business and the human condition
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
"The issue of women’s equality in all aspects of society has taken on increasing importance,” said Phyllis A. James, MGM Resorts International’s executive vice president and chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer. She pointed to protests ...
Las Vegans breaking barriers
Monday, June 12, 2017
Forget the obvious. Adventure is the domain of the bold in any discipline, from science and food to humanitarian work. They break molds, conventions and new ground in pursuit of their passions. They might even break the law to make a statement, or a difference. Whatever you think of their methods or goals, these individuals ...
This summer, make your own treats loaded with flavor and light on guilt
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Frozen Gatorade has its place, but gourmet popsicles are easy to make and absolutely gorgeous. Ever tried kiwi coconut chia?
Roll into spring with six perfect road trips
Sunday, April 9, 2017
You can fly just about anywhere from Las Vegas, but spring is all about the drive. It’s cool enough to have the windows down and the radio up, and the West’s treasures are likely to be less crowded than the far-flung beaches that define Spring Break. So pack your boots, your bikes and boards, your camera and your wine glass ...
How scientists make jelly beans taste like fruit ... or barf
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Whether you love the “Harry Potter”-inspired confection or a soda that nails the essence of ripe strawberry, you have a chemist to thank. Known as “flavorists,” these scientists are artists, too, and they are working toward addictive deliciousness. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on their special techniques.
How to choose the right light for every space in your home
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
The character of light changes a room and can affect your mood and focus. Walk through your home flipping the switches and ask yourself: Do I have the right light?
NV Energy and Apple partnering to build solar energy resources in Nevada
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
NV Energy and Apple have jointly announced an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada to support the tech company’s Reno-based ...
Your holiday handbook, from feasts and light shows to finding Santa
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Home for the holidays. For some Las Vegans, that means flying this fabulous coop to wherever loved ones are gathered. But tourists come for the mild desert winter and notoriously merry mood, so why not invite the family here to start a new tradition? In typical Las Vegas fashion, reality is being defied all over ...
Toasting the holidays: Around the world in 15 drinks
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
Around the world, flavors and customs abound around holiday drinking. From Jamaican rum punch to the corn-and-chocolate richness of Mexican champurrado, why not branch out from your classic eggnog? Or at least do it the English way, with plenty of fresh nutmeg. And don’t forget to toast America’s Eggnog Riot of 1826!
On ISIS, trade, clemency and more, Obama not letting up in final stretch
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
In his final State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama made it clear he had no intention of spending his last year sitting down. With his time in the White House growing short, here's a look at some of the issues he prioritized in the final stretch.
Giving a hoot: Ambitious play by Hooters resort highlights power of cause marketing
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
Charity partnership often takes the form of a one-off event or smaller-scale promotion tied to a business’ routine, so Hooters is making a gutsy, month-long play for the good of the community — and for that community to see it as more than the place with hot girls and tasty chicken wings. “I don’t like the idea of, I sit in my office and I cut a check, and it just goes out and it is what it is. If I’m gonna do something, I want it to be big,” said general manager Michael Storm. “It’s not just, ‘Hey, Hooters is donating some money;’ it’s an awareness campaign for the charities we’re involved with. And I think the best way to get that awareness is to do something big enough to where people take notice” ...
As the National Park Service hits the century mark, rediscover the beauty of the West
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
A major shift thundered through the country in the 19th century, when westward expansion led to the discovery of America’s breathtaking landscapes. Seeing the potential for harm done by those living out newsman Horace Greeley’s famous advice — “Go West” — President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law a plan to ...
Scouring the city for the tastiest and most creative specialty food
Monday, July 4, 2016
Making food personal is the mark of any good chef, whether in a Michelin-starred restaurant or a stand at a flea market. And more and more eaters want to connect with the stories, family recipes and fever dreams behind the flavor. Here’s to the culinary artists and mad scientists of Las Vegas ...
Serious beauty: A Miss USA primer from Nevada’s not-so-secret weapon, Shanna Moakler
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Sure, Miss Maryland USA looks tough doing pushups out at Red Rock Canyon, but this is Miss Nevada’s turf. Emelina Adams isn’t featured in that particular promo for Miss USA, but she was born and raised in the valley …
Lost, and maybe found, in the renegade beauty of zines
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Adventures in the local archive of uncensored, unyielding expressions of humanness.
Coaxed from the urban core by sheer will and plenty of sweat, community garden Vegas Roots just won't stop blooming
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Green goodness is sprouting in the neon desert!
Picnicking goes deliciously rogue at global ‘epicurean phenomenon’ Le Dîner en Blanc
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From the DJ in her egg-shaped cage to the acrobats performing on twisted-metal art to the servers shepherding chilled white wine among a crowd of more than 1,000 diners, everyone was dressed in white.
Nail your style for Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend with hepness from Rockin Bettie
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Heels are nice. Kitten-heeled saddle shoes are nicer.
T-Mobile Arena gives us the concessions of our dreams
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Seriously, guys. These snacks are the opposite of sad nachos.
In brief: Learn a language at the library, AFAN's free HIV testing and more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Plus: Nuptial numbers are down in the (former) wedding capital of the world.
Spring style: The season gets electric in Main Street’s indie fashion corridor
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The fashion enclave is playing it very cool.
The Feast of Friends at Artisanal Foods marks a meal to remember
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
There are several event dinners in Las Vegas every week, but this one was special, odd and assembled with a greater purpose.
Vegas Extreme Park set for the south Strip
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Are you ready to ride zipline coasters, surf, skate and climb in one 90-acre park?
In Vegas’ dating desert, Tinder isn’t just about the hookup
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Our annual Love & Sex Issue, from Tinder's sweet side to leather in the bedroom, lumbersexuals and more.
A cold pint and a warm introduction to Downtown Crown
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Keep calm and have a beer—the bar is open.
Hot-button issues find their way onto license plates
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
Given the raging debate about guns in America, you have to wonder if anyone will protest the Second ...
Weekly Q&A: Robert Teddy’s art is an edible marvel
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
A man who can appreciate lowbrow cookies and build epically luxurious cakes. Not to mention a candy-cane dragon ridden by Santa on national television.
Let the wave of new ‘Star Wars’ merchandise wash over your life
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
How to travel, eat sushi, drink beer and play with maximum Force.
Wynn targets millennial gamblers with Encore Player’s Club
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Blackjack and the big game with a DJ, special drinks and interactive perks for the millennial set.
Fight hunger with the sassy pinups of Bombshell Bingo!
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
A Harvest Hoedown benefitting Las Vegans in need.
Tips to help you Fogo de Chão in style
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Fogo de Chão grand-opened a Downtown Summerlin location, and the Weekly was there to fill up on meat.
Time to celebrate No-Shave November, and the adornment of our time
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Tis the season of razors sitting idle on sinks.
Personal decisions and sorting through new guidelines for breast cancer screening
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
The American Cancer Society says most women should start yearly mammograms at age 45.
Haunt-your-dreams dessert from Vegas sweet spots
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Did we eat all of this dessert? Of course. And we would do it again.
Fear of losing free parking: At what price Vegasness?
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
The murmurs started early last year, when MGM Resorts revealed that its new 20,000-seat arena would rely on existing properties to accommodate all those cars. But the indignation I’m hearing doesn’t seem as rooted in the potential wallet hit as erosion of the Vegas idea.
With cheeky pirates and hot barbarians, the Age of Chivalry ren fest thrills again
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Always try on the corsets before you hit the meat pies.
Glenfiddich whiskey has a smart, sassy new emissary in Jennifer Wren
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Glenfiddich brand ambassador Jennifer Wren on the great ice debate, nose libraries and the "George Takei effect."