Reno News & Review

Week of March 8, 2023

From the editor’s desk

For 50 years, Reno antiques dealer Doug Schuster has bought, sold and traded everyday objects and unexpected treasures while collecting stories (and making friends) at his shop on Wells Avenue. Schuster owns the area’s last free-standing antique store, but other local antique dealers in malls, specialty shops and online also are busy connecting people with the past.

Speaking of the tyranny of time, photographer Emily Najera’s upcoming exhibition, In This Place, will soon be on display at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon. The visual timeline covers more than a decade’s worth of Reno architecture photos that clearly portray the push and pull between historic preservation and economic expansion.

Coyotes are a common sight in urban areas, but stealthy bobcats also are thriving amid the concrete and asphalt of Reno and Sparks. Writers Patrick and Carolyn Luna take a look at the secretive critters and the Reno researcher who is tracking them.

Theater reviewer Jessica Santina gives a shoutout to Hush, currently running every Friday at Reno’s The Theatre. The immersive mystery cabaret weaves a tale of murder and mayhem through dreamy dance numbers, burlesque, powerful vocals, lavish costumes, acrobatics and comedy.

Movie maven Bob Grimm reports that Creed III, the latest entry in the Rocky franchise, has some good boxing scenes, but the film, which “feels rushed and underdeveloped,” can’t go the distance with audiences.

On the Musicbeat, Matt Bieker puts a spotlight on Asphalt Socialites, a 10-year-old Reno band whose reach extends far beyond Nevada.

Foodie Cheree Boteler gives readers a peek at menu changes at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange, where Chef Daniel Muller, the eatery’s new executive chef, has plans for new pizza, pasta and seafood dishes.

David Robert’s 15 Minutes interview spotlights the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and its St. Baldrick’s Day event on March 17. The annual “Shave for the Brave” effort generates contributions for cancer research.

Landlord-tenant reform is again on the agenda this legislative session, but such measures often get watered down—if they survive at all. Guest opinion writer Ben Iness explains why housing, a primary need, must come before all others. He reminds us that Nevada has the nation’s worst affordable-housing shortage, and our laws are some of the most landlord-friendly in the country. Lawmakers this year have another chance to balance the scales.

In this month’s Note From the Publisher, Jimmy Boegle announces some changes at the RN&R, including an updated cover design, new columnists and a fresh take for our Taste of the Town feature. My Editor’s Note, meanwhile, asks readers to keep an eye out for our newsstands, some of which were repositioned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’ll see you in the funny papers.

Take care,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

Peace by piece: A pandemic lull gave Reno’s Asphalt Socialites new music and renewed momentum

By Matt Bieker

March 8, 2023

What started as a pandemic recording project has helped the Asphalt Socialites rethink engaging with a music industry—and a fanbase—that’s changed drastically in the last decade.

A matter of balance: Chef Daniel Muller takes the reins at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange

By Cheree Boteler

March 7, 2023

Chef Daniel Muller, the new executive chef at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange, started like many chefs/cooks do—as a dishwasher.

15 Minutes: Jessica Lee, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation events manager

By David Robert

March 7, 2023

Are you ready for St. Baldrick’s Day? At 6 p.m., Friday, March 17, the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation will hold its 18th Annual Shave for the Brave event at the Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St.

Guest opinion: Nevadans must live in a world where housing needs come first

By Ben Iness

March 6, 2023

With housing-first policies, we can all live without making families choose between food and/or life-saving medicines, or keeping a roof over their heads.

Rushed outside of the ring: Excellent boxing sequences can’t quite redeem ‘Creed III’

By Bob Grimm

March 6, 2023

Creed III had everything it needed to survive in the Rocky-verse without Sylvester Stallone. Unfortunately, it makes the mistake of trying to be both a Rocky film and a deeper, more-nuanced Creed film.

A visual timeline: Photographer Emily Najera shows her ‘archive of Reno’ in her exhibit ‘In This Place’

By Jaedyn Young

March 5, 2023

Emily Najera’s upcoming exhibition, In This Place, which will be on display at the Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, includes more than a decade’s worth of Reno architecture photos—images of houses, small businesses, storefronts and hotels in downtown and Midtown.

A note from the publisher: RN&R Changes, additions, returns and more!

By Jimmy Boegle

March 4, 2023

A lot of things are being added to the RN&R; some things are changing; and all of it is good.

Editor’s note: Desperately seeking the latest RN&R

By Frank X. Mullen

March 4, 2023

Even when at a place that’s on our list of more than 700 Northern Nevada distribution points, and even though we’re distributing 25,000 copies each month, people sometimes have to hunt for the RN&R.

Reno’s last antique store: For 50 years, Doug Schuster has found treasures—and friends—amid the detritus of history

By Frank X. Mullen

March 3, 2023

Reno Antiques is the domain of Doug Schuster, 73, who has been buying, selling and trading (mostly) American artifacts for a half-century.

What is old is new again: Reno-Sparks antique dealers adjust to a changing market

By Frank X. Mullen

March 3, 2023

In the Truckee Meadows, antique collectors and browsers who prefer hands-on shopping over surfing internet auctions have many brick-and-mortar businesses from which to choose.

Tracking cats (named Bob): Truckee Meadows residents often are surprised to see the stealthy predators

By Patrick and Carolyn Luna

March 2, 2023

Although bobcats are nocturnal, they are sometimes seen in daylight, prowling creek beds, yards, ballfields, gardens and streets across the Truckee Meadows. When residents unexpectedly come upon them, the encounters often spawn questions.

Murder most funky: Rogue Worx’s new mystery cabaret, ‘Hush,’ blends Victorian glamour with cheeky humor

By Jessica Santina

March 2, 2023

Hush, currently running every Friday at Reno’s The Theatre, is an immersive mystery cabaret weaving a tale of murder and mayhem through dreamy dance numbers, burlesque, powerful vocals, lavish costumes, acrobatics and comedy.

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