Issue: August 01, 2013
Everyone's a critic, but some performance artists
say the city of Sparks is going too far.
Controlled Burn, a group that uses fire art,
seems to be able to perform almost anywhere in
northern Nevada except the Rail City, whose
cautious fire chief was less than informative
about his reasons for stopping the show. Kyril
Plaskon reports in our cover story.
Ashley Hennefer will have a rundown of museum
summer shows in Reno that direct you to some
informative air-conditioned programs.
In Green, Sage Leehey reports on a documentary
about NV Energy's installation of new and, some
claim, menacing-meters in this service area.
Brad Bynum tells us about an exhibit of Penelope
Bisiaux paintings in the Holland Project's new
Micro Gallery. The exhibit originated in
Bisiaux's effort to develop the skill to draw hands.
In news, we report on a letter from three
national labor unions sent to congressional
leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It expresses
growing concerns about the Democratic health care
program, which union leaders say is damaging
union medical benefits and undercutting the 40-hour week.
There's a novel letters page this week. After
editor Brian Burghart asked for allergy remedies,
he got so many responses that he filled up the page with them.
Amy Harvey retired this week after three and a
half terms as county clerk. We have an interview
with her, and Bruce Van Dyke will have another
postcard from the road, this time describing the only business in Belmont.
Don't forget to pick up the newprint copy for
exclusive columns, cartoons and event picks.
Thanks for reading us.