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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘“A” Train’ at Center Stage

Anne Torsiglieri triumphs in an original story of child rearing challenges Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘Bodie on the Road’ is a Delightful Travel Guide

Journalist Belinda Jones and her dog road trip from So. Cal to Oregon. Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Feels Newly Impactful

Major and minor characters participate in a sequence of intimate, extremely intense conversations about difference, identity, and action. Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘First Man’ Captures Spine-Rattling Ferocity of Spaceflight

Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong demystifies the American hero to a compelling degree. Read story.

Monday, October 22, 2018

‘The Sisters Brothers’: Sincere Moments of Brotherhood, Heart

Blends elements of an 1850s period film, namely hazard-laden brothels and violent gun-slinging, with an introspective look into machoism. Read story.

Monday, October 22, 2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’: An Entertaining Thriller

Mystery abounds in this twist-filled spectacle. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

‘The Guilty’ Is Intense, Twist-Filled Film

Director Gustav Möller’s movie is as exciting as a cerebral, filmic venture and touching as a fully, knotty human story. Read story.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Keith Urban Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Country music superstar put on an amazing show to a sold-out crowd of appreciative fans. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kay Jamison Talks ‘An Unquiet Mind’

Author addresses positive solutions to managing mental illness. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

‘The Game’s Afoot’ at SBCC

The comic murder mystery revels in complex plot lines, Shakespearean allusions, and some daffy mayhem. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Company Wang Ramirez Wows Audience

French dance troupe presented a dazzling ‘Borderline.’ Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘The Bleeding Edge’ Tackles Health Care

Viewers will be aghast at the lengths to which the Food & Drug Administration goes to stonewall consumer advocates. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘Call Them by Their True Names’ Plants Seeds of Change

Solnit has a unique ability to render visible what was locked out of view by a mass media obsessed with the status quo. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Artist Dane Goodman Presents ‘Consorts’

A selective retrospective at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies gallery. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

‘The School for Lies’ Is a Boisterous, Self-Aware Comedy

The play brings the satire of French playwright Molière into the 21st century. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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