Issue: July 30, 2015

Hey everybody,

Y'all are going to have to bear with me a bit because my brain is a

little fried. We're still in the middle of tallying up all the votes

for our annual The Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada readers'

poll. Thousands of you voted in hundreds of categories, ranging from

Best Reno Restaurant to Best Public Figure to Fantasize About. It's

an enormous undertaking to tally up and double-check all the votes,

and it's made all the more complicated by the fact that you RN&R

readers, who normally seem like such a smart bunch, what with your

refined taste in reading material and all, seem incapable of

correctly using a drop-down menu or correctly spelling the names of

the people and the businesses you purport to love. Jerks.

Anyway. The results will be in next week's issue. First, this week,

we've got a nice feature story by Kelsey Fitzgerald about the hawks

who live in Northern Nevada and what us bipedal primate residents can

learn from our feathered predator neighbors. Personally, the story

evoked the desire to imagine myself as a hawk, soaring above the

city, leaving my troubles behind, devouring the small and the helpless.

Also in this week's issue, special projects editor Georgia Fisher

wrote about solar power, news editor Dennis Myers finds that rumors

of the Great Recession's death have been greatly exaggerated, and our

movie guy, Bob, made the miraculous discovery that the new Adam

Sandler movie is just as cruddy as you would expect.

As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for

exclusive columns, cartoons and faces on which to practice drawing mustaches.

Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd have no reason to go

cross-eyed tallying up these damned votes! Best Of results are coming

next week!

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts & Culture Editor