Scott Lien Director of Audience Engagement Desert Companion Virginia City, Nevada Scott Lien The Silver State’s origin story is full of character and characters Desert Companion Reasons to Love Las Vegas Chris Bitonti From strip malls to small desert downs to swanky seniors and … Nicolas Cage? (Yes!) Desert Companion Found Issue: Junk Drawer Brent Holmes We grabbed a bunch of stuff from our junk drawers to make a meta-junk drawer! Desert Companion The Urge to Splurge Andrew Kiraly Sometimes, you just love someone sooo much you wanna get them something unreasonably fancy. Desert Companion Fear Factors Andrew Kiraly During an October 14 “StorySlam” ( artslasvegas.org), people will be invited to talk about their fears. Here are some of ours. Take off Scott Lien Where in the world is the Desert Companion staff?