Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Review: Navarasa Dance Theater at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater

Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda led a small troupe as part of a three-day celebration of India at UCSB. Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Brooklyn Boy at the Plaza Playhouse Theater

Donald Margulies’s clever, emotional writing makes a good fit for the DIJO ensemble. Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: The Future of the Mind

Author Michio Kaku ponders whether it might one day be possible to download memories or create a backup copy of our brain. Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Juilliard String Quartet at the Lobero Theatre

The program paired late works by Haydn and Beethoven with a quartet from 1989 by Shulamit Ran. Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: White Arrows at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Openers Trails and Ways and Gantez may have stolen the show from Thursday night's good, but sonically confused headliners. Read story.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review: Taken 3

Taken 3 is a blurry action flick buried beneath an annoyingly careful quasi-morality tale. Read story.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Selma

This highly watchable MLK biopic is full of heart and modern-day resonance. Read story.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Ingrid Michaelson at the Granada Theatre

The 12th annual Kids Helping Kids benefit concert was a sold-out success. Read story.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Review: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

2 is a cozy ghost story with little onscreen violence and a peculiar, kind of useless plot. Read story.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Review: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Author Mason Currey writes about the virtues of having a creative routine. Read story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: Unbroken

As impressive as Unbroken is, it doesn’t feel original or essential. Read story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at the Lobero Theatre

David Lowery's two long-running indie acts were on display at the Lobero on Monday. Read story.

Originally published 1:00 p.m., January 2, 2015
Updated 10:01 a.m., January 5, 2015

Review: Into the Woods

Despite some Disneyfication, Into the Woods is a solid adaptation of the Sondheim musical, with messages for kids and adults alike. Read story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Review: Big Eyes

Big Eyes returns director Tim Burton to his grand topic of the rewards and punishments doled out to the creative class. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: The Interview

The Interview, despite all its suspiciously helpful controversies, isn’t much more than a dimwit’s perspective on the last full-fledged Communist dictator on the planet. Read story.

Monday, December 29, 2014
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