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Get to Know Hayden James

Talking birthday cakes and laptop thieves with the rising Aussie artist. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scene in S.B.: Radiant Roses

Santa Barbarans tend to the Mission’s roses and paint renditions of its iconic façade. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cassandra Miasnikov

Since she started writing for The Santa Barbara Independent’s music section late last year, UCSB lit major — and published novelist! — Cassandra Miasnikov has amassed quite a clip book: more than 20 stories, including interviews with Foster the People and local boys Gardens & Villa. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review: Seymour: An Introduction

A New York piano teacher is tenderly profiled in this charming, inspiring documentary. Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to The Cuyama Valley

Montecito’s Easton Gallery celebrates 25 years with a new group show. Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Antecedents of Arroyo Burro Beach

The Hendrys Named a Beach and a Blacksmith's Read story.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is Poetry Month, Part II

More poetry reviews from The Independent’s book reviewer David Starkey. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: It Follows

David Robert Mitchell’s new film may not be the scariest of the year, but it definitely alters consciousness. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lucidity Festival Scales Down, Reaches Out

This year’s Lucidity Festival is all about community involvement and environmental action. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Travel: Cuyama Buckhorn

The motel is a delightful pit stop off Highway 166. Read story.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: London Symphony Orchestra at the Granada Theatre

CAMA sponsored this spectacular and long-awaited return performance on Wednesday, March 25. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Courtney Barnett

Australia’s latest export has mastered the art of making the ordinary feel extraordinary. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The S.B. Questionnaire: Eddie Ellner

Roger Durling picks the brain of Santa Barbara’s beloved yoga instructor and studio proprietor. Read story.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Golf near Santa Maria

Rancho Maria and Marshallia Ranch offer links in a natural, rugged setting. Read story.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Marsh

Marsh is a former lab rabbit wanting a permanent, safe home. Read story.

Friday, March 27, 2015
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