Books & Poetry

Book Review: War of the Whales

Joshua Horwitz’s book is a reminder that our technological, industrial, and military prowess can produce unintended deadly consequences. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Books: Interview with Jinny Webber

Dark Venus, the author’s second installment in a trilogy, is a novel of love, poetry, and theater set in Elizabethan England. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Review: History of the Rain

The Swain family story — brought to vibrant life by Niall Williams — is everyone’s story; it’s about how we aspire and endure Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Home for SBBG’s Rare Books

S.B. Botanic Garden partners with UCSB Library to house its rare book collection. Read story.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If You Build It … Explores Father/Son Relationships

In his new memoir, Field of Dreams actor Dwier Brown tells the story of playing Kevin Costner’s father and how the role changed his life. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: The Happiness Choice

Author Marilyn Tam describes how success in both life and business is not only possible but a necessity. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The 2014 Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Novelist Mark Childress is among the authors featured at this year’s five-day conference. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Redeployment

This new book by Phil Klay may become the classic fictional account of the recent conflict in Iraq. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review: All the Presidents’ Bankers

Author Nomi Prins tracks the often unholy alliance between American presidents and bankers across a century of American history. Read story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gerald Horne Scrutinizes 1776 During UCSB Visit

Historian and attorney discussed the pro-slavery "counter-revolution" that underlay the American Revolution. Read story.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Review: E. E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever

Edward Estlin Cummings remains one of the few poets that just about every adult English-speaking American has heard of. Read story.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Coloring Book With Attitude

Scott Free will be selling his messenger bike coloring books at Cranky’s this Saturday, May 10. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Books: Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland

With her fourth book, Lahiri is now one of those rare authors whose every publication is an event worth anticipating. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lecture: Sea Monsters

Author Chet Van Duzer offers readers a fascinating history of the evolution of unexplained ocean critters as they were perceived hundreds of years ago. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ann Patchett Comes to S.B.

The award-winning author said she hopes those who attend her upcoming Arts & Lectures talk at UCSB leave understanding the importance of “good deeds.” Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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