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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at UCSB

The Importance of Being Earnest @ucsbtheater through 2/21 Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: Nixon’s Nixon at Java Station

Elements Theatre Collective’s political play will be at various locations through February 22. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan heat up the screen in this serviceable adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Books: The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters

Author Daniel Rachel’s new book presents an oral history of British songwriting. Read story.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Migos at Velvet Jones

Thanks to a rowdy fan and a wayward cap, Wednesday night’s show ended with a fizzle. Read story.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Review: The Avett Brothers at the Arlington Theatre

UCSB Arts & Lectures presented the North Carolina folk rockers on Tuesday, February 10. Read story.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: Intimate Apparel at the New Vic February 8

Ensemble Theatre Company stages Lynn Nottage’s play through Sunday, February 22. Read story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

This whole movie would make James Joyce happy; it’s brimming with puns, narrative loops, and complicated satirical references. Read story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: The Rosie Effect

Australian author Graeme Simsion continues the adventures of Don Tillman in his new book. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Alice in Wonderland at the Granada Theatre

State Street Ballet’s take on Lewis Carroll’s famed tale made great entertainment for kids, adults, and everyone in between. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Jupiter Ascending

The once-genius Wachowskis arrive at mediocrity with this sci-fi dud. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photos: Generationals at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

The New Orleans-based synth rockers played to a packed house on Saturday, February 7. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photos: RL Grime at Velvet Jones

The Los Angeles-based producer played to a sold out crowd on February 5. Read story.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

Mark Anthony Wilson and Joel Puliatti created this comprehensively researched pictorial account of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in California, Oregon, and Washington. Read story.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Project Almanac

This found-footage time-travel flick never lives up to its own potential for amazing or fearful outcomes. Read story.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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