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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley’ a Worthy Successor to ‘Pride and Prejudice’

A charming stage sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Read story.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

‘White Rage’ Is a Seminal Book About the African-American Experience

Author Carol Anderson makes a compelling argument that nothing triggers white rage like black advancement, real or perceived. Read story.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Akhil Sharma Explores Culture Clashes in ‘A Life of Adventure and Delight’

While the short stories examine Indian and American differences, the real subject is the difficulty of creating and maintaining a successful marriage. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thi Bui’s Memoir Gives Clear Picture of Vietnamese Experience During War

Author’s illustrated nonfiction explores the faces of the Vietnam War and the frightening responsibilities parents have toward their children. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Martin Puchner’s ‘The Written World’

Author unfolds a mesmerizing story, from the creation of the alphabet and paper to the electronic writing and printing of today. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Seven Painters in Search of the Unseen in Santa Barbara

Arts Fund group show, ‘Eyes of Another,’ imagines the world as seen through others’ eyes. Read story.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

‘The Breadwinner’ Is Anguished and Charming Film About Life Under Taliban Rule

Hardships are laid out in a tapestry of sweet, fable-like storytelling and the harsh realities of the day. Read story.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Is Year’s Best Film

With astute insights, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance, the film is sure to be in line for an Oscar. Read story.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

John Nava Brings Painting and Tapestry to Sullivan Goss

On display is the artist’s masterpiece of contemporary tapestry. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Lark’s Love Letter to Santa Barbara

Acme Hospitality releases ‘Around the Table,’ a cookbook and much more. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Santa Barbara Symphony and Pablo Sáinz Villegas are Two Peas in a Classical Pod

The guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas is in residence. Read story.

Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Happy Hour’ in the Time of #MeToo

Monica Bill Barnes at UCSB Read story.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Reviewed | ‘BPM (Beats per Minute)’

Film conveys a historical slice of life in the AIDS struggle with a strong, supple cinematic voice. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reviewed | ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Kenneth Branagh’s film isn’t a nuanced character drama, but offers a fun puzzle for Agatha Christie fans. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nate Streeper’s ‘Murder on the Orion Express’

Braille librarian publishes a futuristic murder mystery solved by a deadbeat detective from a backwater planet. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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