We can’t hide our affection for Nevada Magazine here at the Nevada Review, and we don’t really try to. They are one of the few statewide publications dedicated to our state, and they do an excellent job with their dual mission: to tell Nevada’s story, and to bring tourists to our great state. Matt Brown, the editor of Nevada Magazine, has written for us, and we have written about and for his magazine as well, for the record, but our respect for what they do really goes deeper than all of that. They win awards, they write about parts of the state that aren’t always covered in our metropolitan news sources, and they do it all in a beautifully designed glossy magazine that comes out six times a year. (They have a website,of course, too.) Keeping with their dual mission, the six issues for 2011 are each dedicated to one of the six tourism territories for the sate. This issue, as you can tell from the sharp cover to your left, is dedicated to Indian Territory, a territory that is made up on all of the tribes all over the state, and the only territory that is not directly tied to a geographical region (other than Nevada).
Other than a new issue, they also have the winners from their annual Best of Nevada contest to announce. Take a look at the full release below.
Nevada Magazine’s current issue celebrates American Indians
Nevada Magazine’s July/August 2011 issue is available on newsstands throughout Nevada. The Indian Territory Special Edition highlights the state’s 27 federally recognized tribes and the colonies, reservations, and towns they call home.
Included in the issue is a feature on American Indians in Nevada who are working diligently to keep their native traditions — such as ancient hunting techniques and centuries-old languages — alive. A piece on rock art, technically known as petroglyphs and pictographs, explores the significance of these ancient markings and where in the state they can be viewed.
The issue also contains a special yearlong Indian events listing and a story about the beautiful and inspirational native celebrations called powwows, or fandangos. Finally, the issue looks back on the life of famous historical figure Sarah Winnemucca, and additional stories — including fishing at Pyramid Lake and Fernley’s Wigwam Native American Museum — can be found online at nevadamagazine.com.
As part of its 75th anniversary, the magazine is highlighting Nevada’s six “Territories” in 2011, customizing each of the year’s six issues to honor Las Vegas Territory, Pony Express Territory, Cowboy Country, Indian Territory, Nevada Silver Trails, and Reno-Tahoe Territory. The September/October 2011 issue will cover Nevada Silver Trails, which spans central and southern Nevada north of Las Vegas.
Arcadia Publishing has a new Nevada-related book out entitled Cemeteries of Carson City and Carson Valley, by author Cindy Southerland. The book is reviewed in the RGJ here, and in the Nevada Appeal, here. Arcadia has an interesting model for regional and local books. I always wished they were heavier on the text, but I still enjoy them.
Also out of Carson City, Comma Coffee, the favorite destination of everyone looking for art and culture in the area, is having a short story writing seminar. More details here.
Go here to download the most recent issue of Truckee, California’s Moonshine Ink.
An author and education policy expert and author spoke in Carson City last week as well.
Heidi Ayarbe, a young adult novelist from Carson City is releasing here third novel, Compulsion.
A great piece in the NY Times about authors “building brands.”
Take a look at this great story in the May/June “Web Extra” portion of Nevada Magazine.
Also, the Lumiere all-school film festival presented by the Reno Film Festival will take place on May 18, 19, 20th and the 11th annual Reno Film Festival takes place June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19th. More information here.
Nevada Magazine Editor (and Nevada Review contributor), Matt Brown has been named one of Folio Magazine’s Folio 40. This is an enormous deal for people within the magazine industry, and it honors the hard work that Matt and his staff do every day to bring Nevada’s tourism offering to the national and international public. It is well-deserved, too. Nevada Magazine has dedicated itself to continue in print form, which is a difficult commitment to make in this day and age–we can tell you from experience–and they ought to be lauded for that. But, as this award points out, Matt has led his team in expanding in the digital age, using social media, and in continuing to develop his print following through online resources. That is a tall order by any measure, and his success is appropriately appreciated with this much-deserved award. Congratulations to Matt and his excellent magazine for everything that it took to achieve this award. The full press release is after the jump.
Nevada Magazine is one of those great publications in our state that publishes stories on the arts for readers mostly located outside of our state. That’s an important mission, and editor Matt Brown, who has written for our journal before, does a great job in accomplishing it. I should also disclose that I consider Matt to be a friend, but that does not really impact the way I read his magazine.
Every year Nevada Magazine comes out with a few contests and items that offer a chance to their Nevada readers to contribute to their pages. I am always on the lookout for their annual writing contest, and will post it here as soon as I get it. For now, though, Nevada photographers should be interested in the Great Nevada Photo Hunt contest that they run every year. Go here to get more information, and sign up for their e-newsletter while you are at it. They’ve also announced the release of their latest issue, which is thematically dedicated to the Pony Express Territory (think Highway 50). Take a look at the beautiful cover above.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for their writing contest, but also their “Nevada Books” issue, which ought to come out sometime this fall, and everything else they have in their pages as well. We encourage you to do the same.
Moonshine Ink, Truckee’s community based newspaper, is calling for submissions for their Tahoe Winter Annual. They are looking for photos and written submissions. Take a look here. Download the latest print issue of their newspaper here.
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award winner, John L. Smith, points out this excellent piece by Matt Gross in the New York Times, calling on Mr. Gross to run for mayor in his LVRJ column from Sunday.
Cult movie actress Tura Satana died yesterday in Reno, Nevada. This brief piece in Reason Magazine is a good place to start on her career.
The great people at KNPB and KUNR have partnered to put together a blog for the 76th legislative session. It is a perfect pair to run the blog, and it promises to be a perfect source of information for those who want to follow our government closely. Follow the blog here.
Willy is a great guy, a great writer, and a great friend to the Nevada literary scene. A few years back I had the honor of interviewing him for Nevada Magazine, where we talked about his focus on Reno, and what he thought of the literary and music scenes in Reno. The interview was right after he won the Silver Pen Award for the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. You can read the whole thing here. You buy Willy’s three books here: The Motel Life, Northline, and Lean on Pete.