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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:49:35 PDT

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Solution minded > In his new book on solving problems in education, a local teacher turns not to administrators, but to fellow teachers.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

As teacher strikes in Oklahoma made headlines earlier this month, a local middle school teacher and author was getting ready to publish a new...



High wire act > TMCC’s Pippin brings on the acrobatics and the razzle dazzle.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Pippin is puzzling. It’s a musical centered on the historical figure of Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, yet the show contains nothing historically...



Picture of health > Downtown and midtown aren’t the only places for murals.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new mural is up in the city of Reno. Over 100 silhouettes of children span the length of a one-block retaining wall on...



Know joke > Portland comedian Alex Falcone started doing funny stuff in Reno right out of high school. This month he’s coming back to town.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

“My job is to talk to people at a bar so they’ll drink longer,” comedian Alex Falcone once said to an audience. “Look, I...



Bird brained > Spring brings out the want-to-be birder in me.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Outside of my condo in northwest Reno, springtime mornings are a pleasantly noisy affair, filled with the sounds of chirping and singing birds. When...



Last act—for now > Sheppard Gallery’s last-ever exhibit kicks off a new effort to collect African American artworks.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The Sheppard Gallery in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Church Fine Arts Building is scheduled to close in May, and plans are in place...



Culturecrash > An artist imagines a world where European conquest never happened.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

In art, there’s a long tradition of Europeans and Americans borrowing images from other cultures. In two well-known examples, Paul Gauguin sold paintings in...



On the rise > Sculptor Mischell “Phoenix” Riley makes giant monuments to her heroines. One is on display at the Smithsonian.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

In her youth, Mischell “Phoenix” Riley dreamed of becoming a combination of Michelangelo and Bruce Jenner. While training for the Junior Olympics, she opted...



Teenage Dream > Young Blood has come a long way since its 13-artist beginning in 2013.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Being a teenager is intense. There’s no other experience that compares to the angst of living in a body you don’t like while carrying...



Truth bombs > There’s not a weak performance to be found in Brüka Theatre’s production of Nation of Two.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Nation of Two There’s a lot of “hero” talk when it comes to our troops. They march bravely into the fore to defend our...



Get a clue > A major convention for mystery and crime writers and their fans comes to town.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Not much in our popular culture is hotter than mysteries these days. Just look at the sudden proliferation of escape rooms, murder mystery games...



Winter coats > The slow winter season is when house and sign painter Ryan Fassbender gives himself over to painting for the pleasure of it.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

It’s tough to get a bit of Ryan Fassbender’s time. He’s usually busy painting—both signs and houses. And as spring sets in, he explained,...



The voyage home > A local songwriter gives a gift to the universe.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Dan Ruby’s all-time favorite artwork is the Voyager Golden Record, the collection of Earth sounds, including whale songs, greetings in dozens of languages, and...



Timelines > Rossitza Todorova distills time and loss into 3-D form in a solo show at TMCC.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

“Imagine yourself leaving your house this morning,” said Rossitza Todorova, explaining the way she distills everyday experiences into finished artworks. “Let’s say you ran...



End times > A look back at Never Ender’s 13-year run.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

“I’m retiiiiiring,” said Melanie Crane, half whispering, half-singing behind the counter of Never Ender, her gallery and boutique in Midtown. After 13 years, two...



Long shots > Longtime winter sports photographer Chris Carnel has a career’s worth of lo-fi shot’s.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST

Chris Carnel began his career photographing the skateboarders and snowboarders of Tahoe. Action sports photography has taken him all over the world. He’s contributed...



Desert solitaire > Willy Vlautin’s new novel is about going out in the world to figure out where you belong.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Reno native Willy Vlautin has written five novels, including The Motel Life and Lean on Pete, both of which were made into films. His...



Haunting sets > The places that Paul Baker Prindle’s photographs look ordinary and quiet—but they’re actual murder scenes.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Photographer Paul Baker Prindle was on a bus one day in Philadelphia when a woman asked what he was doing. He said he was...



How to befriend a racist > Looking for tools to combat racism? Here’s one from a seasoned pro.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

When I was younger, I had a friend—we’ll call him Mark—who was raised by racist parents. This wasn’t uncommon, considering we grew up in...



Screen time > A free festival in Carson City highlights international and local films.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

When Ismael Garza was growing up in San Antonio in the 1950s, his mother would take him downtown to the Alameda, a Spanish-language movie...



Citizen scientists with smartphones > DRI is asking the community to help collect snowflake data.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Some smartphone apps request access to a user’s location. Or they ask for personal data like an email address. Information like this fills giant...



Be mine > Generations of artists have contributed to UNR’s Valentine Auction.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

No one seems to recall exactly when the University of Nevada, Reno’s art department held its first Valentine Auction—but Professor Howard Rosenberg, who arrived...



In for the count > Three groups collaborate annually to identify homeless youth and determine their needs.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Mark Joseph Williams entered the foster system in Merced County, California at age six. He was given an Adderall prescription and adopted at age...



Branch out > Two local artists curated an exhibition based on the iconic Reno novel City of Trembling Leaves.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

On a recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey, Joan Arrizabalaga visited the Museum of Innocence, an actual museum filled with exhibits based on author Orhan...



The boyfriends’ (and girlfriends’) guide to #metoo > How to deal with a #metoo disclosure from someone you’re close to.

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Not very long ago, if you were a teenager whose coach was touchy, a jogger who’d been assaulted on the sidewalk, or an employee who’d...