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Review: Parmet and Blackwood: Unbound at wall space gallery

Christa Blackwood and Barbara Parmet represent the wall space gallery aesthetic at its best. Read story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Big Hero 6

This is the first spawn of the unholy marriage between Disney and Marvel Comics, and without a doubt, it wears the shared DNA on its cartoon sleeves. Read story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Age of Sail: The Transatlantic Packet Ship Era

Author Robin Lloyd discusses his novel Rough Passage and gives a multimedia presentation of the history of New York packet ships. Read story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: UCSB MFA Open Studios

This annual group show invites art fans behind-the-scenes with some of Santa Barbara’s rising young talents. Read story.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s latest is a spectacularly mind-bending, affecting space opus with epic ambitions. Read story.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: Batsheva Dance Company at the Arlington Theatre

The group from Israel presents the evening-length SADEH21 on Tuesday, November 4. Read story.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal proves that he shines his brightest when he’s channeling the unstable and morally depraved. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photo Gallery: Día de los Muertos at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Bowl's second annual Day of the Dead celebration featured multiple bands, massive face painting stations, stunning art installations, and much more. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The reason to love this film lies almost completely in its performances. Read story.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Young the Giant at UCSB’s Thunderdome

Nearly 2,500 Gauchos braved the rain for this first-ever Halloween show in the Thuderdome. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Ballet Boyz at Campbell Hall

This triumph of virtuosity could easily have been under-appreciated because of its flawless execution. Read story.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax at the Granada Theatre

In a recital that was a feast for refinements and subtleties, Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax appear to enjoy an ideal partnership. Read story.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: The Blue Room

This stunning, stylish French thriller falls short in its final moments. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: State Street Ballet at the Granada Theatre

The balance of male-female power was celebrated in and highlighted by two diverse works. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

You want Blizzard to spiral out into an Unsolved Mysteries–style suburban whodunnit, but instead we get an hour of confused hardheartedness. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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