Issue: February 23, 2012

Hi everybody,

We usually like to start these little newsletter introductions off

with a joke or two, but this week's Reno News & Review cover story is

about cancer, so you're on your own for jokes. Elsewhere in the

issue, Dennis Myers writes about mining problems in Lyon County that

will make you cry (because onions are involved). In Western Lit,

Brian Burghart reviews a new book by John Frook, a former journalism

instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and in Arts & Culture,

RN&R movie critic Bob Grimm picks the Oscars. Use his handy guide, so

you'll know who to blame when you lose the office pool.

Be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for exclusive

columns, cartoons and tactile sensations.

Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd never get to make

jokes about cancer.

Brad Bynum,

RN&R Arts Editor