Issue: September 13, 2018

Hey everyone, this is Matt Bieker, the new special projects editor for the Reno News & Review, here to introduce what you can expect in this week's edition. Our Tahoe news features Project UPWELL, the latest attempt by a coalition of scientists to understand and address the changing conditions of Lake Tahoe. Dennis Myers' news story examines the history and increasingly-apparent pitfalls of 401(k) retirement accounts to Nevada's citizens—and apparent lack of interest in addressing them by Nevada's politicians. Jeri Chadwell explores two distinct sides of Reno's musical and cultural spectrum with her Music Beat on Ozymandias, a doom metal band finding its rhythm, and the annual Fiesta on Wells, a celebration of the latinx culture present in Reno year-round. The feature piece this week is our annual Fall Guide, including recommendations from the RN&R staff and writers on all the books, movies, music and other media to keep readers entertained as they make the transition to staying indoors through the colder months. We're pretty proud of the variety of ages and tastes included in that one. Art of the State features a collection of WWII era posters hanging in the Wilbur D. May museum whose messages remain relevant to current world issues, and the Food review on Cafe De Thai succeeded in making at least a couple of us editors extremely hungry during the proofing process. As usual, readers can find our opinion sections, Bob Grimm's film reviews and a full listing of events happening in town this week. Summer might be coming to an end, but we're all pretty excited for what's coming next. Thanks for reading.

Matt Bieker

Special Projects Editor