Issue: December 22, 2011

Hi everybody,

If you're like me, right now you're probably gearing up for a week of holiday meals--which means a week of overeating. Come the first of the year, it'll be resolution time, and you might want to try out a

new diet. But which one? Well, I test drove the Paleo Diet, the so-called caveman diet, and you can read my account of the experience in this week's cover story. In this week's news story, Dennis Myers examines the plight of public employees of Washoe County, where the

workload is increasing even as resources diminish. Elsewhere in the issue, columnist Bruce Van Dyke writes about the end of the Iraq War, and Bob Grimm reviews the new Steven Spielberg movie about a horse.

Be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for exclusive columns and cartoons. Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd have to eat nothing but nuts and berries all the time.

Happy holidays!

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts Editor