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Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Fall 2016

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Richard Bangs

The wisdom of the crowd is a beautiful thing, except when it's not. When it comes to matters of taste, the pack tends to push quality assessments to a...

'Reno-vation:' GSR's Success is the Latest Sign of the Biggest Little City's Meteoric Rise

Nathaniel Haas | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Nathaniel Haas

When I tell people that I'm from Reno, it elicits one of two predictable responses: "Oh! Like...Reno-911? The silly cops? I loved that show!" Alternat...

Far and Away, Flat Out, The West's Best Road Trip!

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.16.2016 | Home
Richard Bangs

Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lakebed now glassed with salt. This is the driest state in the country, not so surprising, but it is also the most mountainous, with some 300 ranges.

More Adventures in Reno

David Larson | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
David Larson

The campaign hounds have long fled Nevada, though Trump likes to use his performance here among Hispanic voters as evidence of his appeal to Latinos.

Burning Man Organizers Are Fighting A $3 Million Tax

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say coul...

River-Cleaning Program Gives Jobs To Reno Homeless, Beautifies City

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.19.2015 | Home

The city of Reno is streamlining its efforts to reduce homelessness, while simultaneously keeping its waterways clean. A pilot program called Reno Wo...

5 Reasons Reno, Nevada Is Actually Pretty Cool

Mike Dunphy | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Mike Dunphy

A mid-range meal for two at Reno's restaurants costs less than half what it would cost in New York and so do the drinks. Even the JetBlue flight from New York is less than $300. So feel free to loosen up the wallet. It doesn't take much to go far.

Reno Removes Rainbow Flag From City Hall After Controversy

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno's decision to temporarily replace the Stars and Stripes with a rainbow didn't fly with some locals. The American flag was low...

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

The Biggest Little (Underrated) City

Findery | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home

Forget the flashy lights and cigarette stench of the casinos and come discover the other side of small business owners and artists that make Reno a community.

Gatekeepers Beware, the Closet Doors Are Open

Sean Savoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Sean Savoy

In America we celebrate many liberties, among them the freedom to publish. The logical consequence of the right to produce books is the freedom to read. Now, this may be a "chicken or egg" dilemma, but whichever way you look at it, one action should naturally follow the other.

The Bear Is A Killer... Tetherball Player

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home

Watching dogs play tetherball is nice, but we can barely handle watching a bear play tetherball. Luckily, this bear has a happy home at the Animal...

Where 1950s Divorcés Went For A 'Six Week Cure'

Theresa Iker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Home
Theresa Iker

The year was 1951. Right at the time that many associate with Leave it to Beaver and postwar domestic bliss, Marilu Norden's married life was shattered.

The Traveling Miracle Show Crosses the Great Divide

JK Russ | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home
JK Russ

We our show on the road to Reno, Nevada -- 450 miles north across the arid Mojave Desert. Although we were following in the hoof prints of the traveling medicine shows of old, we had the benefits of bitumen and a hired Dodge Caravan, allowing us to make the trip in a day.

David Lohr

Another Missing Teen Leaves Cryptic Facebook Status (UPDATED) | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Home

For the second time in a week, a teenager has disappeared after posting a cryptic status update to Facebook. UPDATE: According to the Reno Police ...

Foster Grandparent Program (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Bus 52

A program that grew from a pilot project in the late 1960s, The Foster Grandparent Program places seniors into schools, juvenal detention centers and transitional housing facilities to help at-risk youth.

Super-Bowl Comes To Reno

Bob Cashell | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Bob Cashell

Like bowling, Reno is a great American comeback story that deserves to be told.

Citizen Anthropologist Occupying Reno

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
American Anthropological Association

Many view Occupy as a youth movement, with Occupy Wall Street as its epicenter, because of the financial meltdown; but its traditions are deep-rooted in human history, and Occupiers target social injustice worldwide.

CAPTION CONTEST: Obama Hangs Out With Baby In Nevada

Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

Starting today, we'll be featuring our favorite photo of President Barack Obama from the past week every Monday, and asking you for your best captions...

Lots To Love In Nevada

CarsTravelFood | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home

When we think Nevada, our minds often go to Las Vegas. But not everything happens in Vegas.

Tales of the 99%: Riding With the Repo Man

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

Outside the Grand Sierra casino a huge video marquee has the blazoned words, "ANOTHER LUCKY WINNER CAROL S. $34,500." The large image of a smiley old ...

Big Bank's Foreclosure Fine Laughably Small

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

The process known as foreclosure mediation is often cited as a way for distressed homeowners to help themselves -- to sit down with lenders and renego...

Why Al Franken Was Right About Net Neutrality

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Harris

Last week Senator Al Franken made an important speech, calling Internet neutrality "the First Amendment issue of our time." If I had heard that claim...

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.

Moonshadows: Part 2

Grant Whitney Harvey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Grant Whitney Harvey

All day he had been readying himself for an encounter with her. But now, in the suddenness of it all, every bit of preparation was out the window.