by SAGE LEEHEY The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is made up of more than 48,000 three foot by six foot panels and is 1.3 million square feet in size. The majority of these panels are made by family members or loved ones in memory of someone who lost their life
by NICHOLAS STACK “Next Best Bartender”, a new reality television show that aims to find the best bartender in the nation, will feature contestants from Reno, Las Vegas and Sacramento, Calif. The show’s producers held its final tryouts at the West Second Street Bar in Reno, Nev. on Saturday. “Next Best Bartender”‘ creator and
by ERIN MEYERING On Saturday, Urban Roots hosted Folk Art Jubilee, a one-day event with harvest festivities, including apple bobbing, papermaking and three-legged races. There were also various workshops; a little taste of what Urban Roots does throughout the year—home brewing, honey harvesting, kombucha making and more. The event was
by NATASHA VITALE The Reno community had an opportunity to learn about transgender issues this Saturday. The Transgender Allies Group (TAG), a grassroots organization, hosted an open forum about being transgender and the different kinds of problem the group faces. The event is part of a larger effort to educate people in the
by NIKKI ZANDER Brett Silva is a Reno artist whose art captures his models’ body parts in great detail. The 31-year-old is a lifecasting artist, meaning he replicates the living human body using alginate and plaster to make a three-dimensional mold. With a finished casting, Silva uses paint to create
Nevada Media Alliance’s Natasha Vitale gives highlights from the 23rd annual Reno Celtic Celebration on Oct. 6, 2013.
by SAGE LEEHEY The Tuscany Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino will be filled with many of the area’s wealthiest and well-connected members this Wed. night for the University of Nevada, Reno’s 32nd Annual Foundation Banquet. This is a large fundraising event for the university established back in 1981.
by SAM PISCOPO For those who have a hard time understanding the appeal of Burning Man, listening to the stories of its attendees—otherwise known as “Burners”—may spark an interest in the beloved event. Reno resident Crystelle Rife is a first-time Burner, having recently returned from the the weeklong celebration of eccentricity
by NICHOLAS STACK Camels, zebras, and ostriches created an unusual sight in Virginia City this weekend during the 54th annual Virginia City International Camel Races. The event has garnered a great deal of popularity over the past few years, but few actually know how the races originated. Deny Dotson, director of