Reno News & Review

Week of Sept. 7, 2022

From the editor’s desk

Paul Revere Williams, who designed what is now the Lear Theater on Reno’s Riverside Drive, was dubbed “architect to the stars” in the 1930s. But, as a Black person, he was excluded from the neighborhoods where his “roomy estates” and “stately mansions” were built. Arts writer Kris Vagner interviews Janna Ireland, a Los Angeles photographer who has spent the last few years researching and photographing buildings designed by Williams. Her exhibition, “Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada,” is featured at the Nevada Museum of Art through Oct. 2

Food writer Cheree Boteler explores South 40, a one-acre, family-friendly venue on South Meadows Parkway that offers a variety of dining, music and gaming (the adult kind and the kid kind), and more. Steve Noel, meanwhile, visits a trio of Reno-Sparks based wineries, including two that share a single roof, as the businesses crush their way through grape harvest season.

Outdoors writer Maggie Nichols spotlights classes and workshops where adults can learn to make the best of Northern Nevada’s outdoor recreational opportunities—from biking and hiking to climbing, fly-fishing and kayaking.

In my September print edition note to readers, I discuss the importance of this year’s Washoe County School Board election, while publisher Jimmy Boegle explains in his column that the RN&R has long welcomed a diversity of viewpoints—but those viewpoints have to be grounded in reality.

Movie/TV reviewer Bob Grimm, who was less than enthusiastic (“it stinks,” he wrote) about the debut episode of “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime, says the series’ second episode shows a lot more promise. “The action picks up; dwarves show up—and things start to really click,” Bob notes.

I’ll see you in the funny papers,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

A legacy revered: A photographer’s tribute to Paul Revere Williams’ 20th-century Nevada buildings is on display at the Nevada Museum of Art

By Kris Vagner

September 6, 2022

“Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada” is this summer’s featured show at the Nevada Museum of Art, on display through Oct. 2

Education, naturally: A variety of organizations offer a plethora of outdoor-learning opportunities, no matter your interest

By Maggie Nichols

September 1, 2022

Outdoor education has gradually made its way into more and more classrooms across the nation—but what about adult learning?

An encouraging rally: After an awful first episode, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ starts showing promise in episode two

By Bob Grimm

September 5, 2022

While Bob is curious enough to stick with The Rings of Power and see where things are going, he thinks Amazon is probably a little worried at this point.

An acre of fun: South 40 brings food, drink, games, live music and a whole lot of space to South Meadows Parkway

By Cheree Boteler

August 31, 2022

South 40 spans one full acre, offering a variety of activities, dining experiences, music, gaming (the adult kind and the kid kind) and more.

Facts matter: The ‘RN&R’ welcomes a diversity of viewpoints—as long as those viewpoints are grounded in reality

By Jimmy Boegle

September 6, 2022

Facts and dissenting opinions have always, and will always, be welcome in the Reno News & Review. But mistruths and lies have no place here.

Editor’s Note: These aren’t your daddy’s school board elections

By Frank X. Mullen

September 6, 2022

If you’ve never paid much attention to a school-board election, it’s time to start.

Biggest little wine region: A trip to three local wineries—two in the same Fourth Street building, and one in downtown Sparks

By Steve Noel

September 4, 2022

In 2015, Nevada passed a law allowing commercial wineries in counties with a population of more than 100,000. Previously, wineries could only exist in the smaller counties, but that law paved the way for the creation of several wineries here in urban Washoe County.

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