Reno News & Review

Week of March 29, 2023

From the editor’s desk

The top-secret Ghost Army of World War II, made up of more than 1,000 American artists and other specialists, fooled Nazi commanders into thinking they were facing tens of thousands of troops that didn’t exist—at least not in the places where they appeared to be. Reporter Zoe Dixon gives readers a glimpse of the inflatable tanks and artillery, staged radio traffic and other life-saving deceptions now on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

A pilot program called Third Meal is helping low-income Washoe County families take their kids for a night out at a restaurant, Janice Hoke reports. It’s a cooperative effort between a nonprofit group and local eateries, including Great Full Gardens.

In this month’s Taste of the Town, Maude Ballinger shares some of the latest restaurant news, including Easter dining options, a new pizza joint in the former Pizzeria Lupo space, and a lot more.

Members of the public must be allowed to witness the Bureau of Land Management’s “gathers” of free-roaming mustangs, says guest-opinion writer Terri Farley. The wild horse activist and author says the public has a right to see and hear what she says is the “cruelty” of the helicopter roundups “that are routinely done in our name, with our tax dollars.”

GRR, formerly known as Girls Rock Reno—the annual music summer camp at the Holland Project—is accepting applications for GRR Summer 2023, scheduled for June 19-24.The program welcomes all self-identified girls, trans, non-binary and gender expansive youth to participate.

Bob Grimm isn’t known for embracing sequels and most film franchises. Then came John Wick: Chapter 4, which our movie maven says “is that rarest of sequels: It’s a masterpiece. … It’s the best film of a fantastic four.” Keanu Reeves as Wick, Grimm writes, “delivers his best work in the best film of his career,” including The Matrix. So there!

I’ll see you in the funny papers—and watch for April print edition, hitting news stands this weekend and next week.

Take care,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

Art of deception: The Nevada Museum of Art honors the top-secret Ghost Army of World War II

By Zoe Dixon

March 29, 2023

Created in 1944, the Ghost Army stage-managed more than 22 deceptions as allied troops fought their way from the English Channel to the German border—and their work is the subject of a new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Dining with dignity: The community’s generosity and corporate donations give families a night out

By Janice Hoke

March 29, 2023

A new program, called The Third Meal, combines computer technology with caring volunteers and local restaurants—to allow families in need to enjoy a nice meal.

Taste of the town: Various Easter options; Satisfaction Pizza takes Lupo’s place; and more!

By Maude Ballinger

March 29, 2023

The Eddy is open again; Reno’s first “listening bar”; and a lot more in our latest Taste of the Town!

Fourth is best: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is the first great film of 2023

By Bob Grimm

March 27, 2023

John Wick is a career-defining role that plays to all of Keanu Reeves’ great movie-star qualities and allows him to show off dramatically and physically.

Guest opinion: BLM’s brutal treatment of mustangs is cloaked in secrecy, but the public has a right to know

By Terri Farley

March 27, 2023

The BLM’s us vs. them attitude shift was born of the bureau’s reaction to the disastrous 2009-2010 Calico roundup.

Time to rock: GRR accepting summer music camp applications

By Staff

March 27, 2023

The GRR summer program welcomes all self-identified girls, trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth to participate.

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