Reno News & Review

Week of July 13, 2022

From the editor’s desk

As the latest “Top Gun” flick breaks box office records, guest columnist Buddy Frank notes that in addition to Tom Cruise, Tahoe and other Nevada locations are the co-stars of the two movies.

What’s old is new again as local Lindy Hop dancers cut a rug each Wednesday with steps that date back from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Theater reviewer Jessica Santina, meanwhile, reports that an unlikely theater space in Reno is host to “Magique,” a slick, Las Vegas-quality show with top-notch production value that pulls no punches and does nothing halfway.

Northern Nevada offers miles of well known hiking trails, but Maggie Nichols directs our attention to Griffith Canyon, a hidden gem in Spanish Springs covered with summer wildflowers unseen in the surrounding desert.

Movie reviewer Bob Grimm recommends (barely) “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the continuing saga of the hammer-wielding Norse deity defending the universe with just the right amount of zaniness.

David Robert talked to Lynette Eddy, founder of the Eddy House, about the facility that helps out our area’s homeless youth.

Our opinion columns are flush this week with missives from our July print edition. Publisher Jimmy Boegle was greeted with cheers—and a few tears—when he distributed copies of our resurrected print edition. Former editor Brad Bynum reflects on this summer of anxiety and  hope. And my editor’s note is a preemptive strike against candidates who espouse the sound and fury of the Big Lie. It’s not a political position; it’s just a baseless, dangerous lie.

I’ll see you in the funny papers,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

‘Top Gun’ movies boast a host of Northern Nevada connections

By Buddy Frank

July 7, 2022

Both “Top Gun” movies owe a debt of gratitude to Northern Nevada.  “Top Gun: Maverick,” the long anticipated sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” is on its way to setting box office records.

No wallflowers here: Northern Nevada Lindy Hoppers cut a rug to a 100-year-old beat

By Wishelle Banks

July 12, 2022

The Northern Nevada Lindy Hoppers were forced to separate and isolate for two years—but now, they’re back in action every Wednesday.

Tricks up their sleeves: With ‘Magique,’ Kevin and Caruso make magic in an old theater space

By Jessica Santina

July 8, 2022

Magique has definitely cast a spell on locals; its standing Saturday performances often sell out, and the run has been extended for another year.

Off the beaten track: Griffith Canyon offers petroglyphs, an amazing microecosystem—and solitude from the masses

By Maggie Nichols

July 8, 2022

It’s no secret that the Reno-Tahoe area has a lot of opportunities for outdoor recreation—and Griffith Canyon is a hidden gem.

Ho-hum hammer time: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ mixes serious shortfalls with decent action and lots of laughs

By Bob Grimm

July 11, 2022

Taika Waititi returns to direct after his masterful Thor: Ragnarök to deliver a chapter that remains zany while aspiring toward a little more gravitas.

15 Minutes: Lynette Eddy, safe place provider

By David Robert

July 13, 2022

A chat with Lynette Eddy, founder of the Eddy House.

Distributing healing: Lessons learned while delivering the return print edition of the RN&R

By Jimmy Boegle

July 9, 2022

We expected a lot of things when seven friends-and-family volunteers joined me to distribute the RN&R for the first time in more than 26 months. What we did not expect was the emotion.

A new hope: As last month’s RN&R showed, Reno feels anxious—but there are reasons to believe

By Brad Bynum

July 7, 2022

Back in 2020, when we closed up shop and lost our jobs, I didn’t think we’d ever see another new issue of the RN&R.

Editor’s note: There is no ‘other side’ to the Big Lie

By Frank X. Mullen

July 10, 2022

In Nevada, some GOP candidates, including those running for the U.S. Senate and the office of secretary of state, are salesmen for the Big Lie.

VOA Northern Nevada invites you to invest in solutions that will strengthen our Reno community (sponsored content)

By Anne Stokes

July 11, 2022

VOA provides a lifeline for individuals struggling to escape homelessness.

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