Crude Awakening: When the $#!% Hits the Sand

When an oil spill disaster messes with our columnist’s weekly shoreline sunset. Read story.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hot for the Dad Bod?

Our columnist explains how CollegeDadBods reveals this summer’s best beach look. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top 10 Things Mel Brooks Taught Us Last Night

King of parody puts on the ritz for UCSB Arts & Lectures at Montecito Country Club. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fine, Mom: You Were Right

Columnist comes to terms with her mom’s sage advice, just in time for Mother’s Day. Read story.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Go Fund Yourself

Why I won’t be helping you start your modeling career, and other crowdfunding boo-boos. Read story.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk

Starshine versus the evils of nonsense business speak. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Girl to Girl with Piper Kerman, Ex-Con

Starshine and the author of Orange is the New Black talk about the unjust correctional system. Read story.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bedtime: An Emotional Odyssey

The nightly highs and lows of the tucking-in ritual. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Immune to the Facts?

Starshine pens a letter to the anti-vaccine parents urging them to come around. Read story.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Remember Boredom?

Smartphones turn our lives into a game of schedule Tetris — and we’re losing. Read story.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions for Laggers

The reason I haven’t set any goals for 2015 is because it demands personal reflection, which is dreary, and accountability, which is yucky. Read story.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Letter to the Bullied

Bullies grow up to be losers. And you won’t even have time to feel smug because you’ll be so busy sharing your sparkly you-ness with a grateful world. Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dating a Musician? I Recommend Bass Players

I’ve dated a lot of musicians. And if you’re looking for a band member who can make your soul wail a power ballad, there’s no better choice than a bass player. Read story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plan B Partners

A Daily Mail survey revealed that half of married women have a “fall-back partner” in mind just in case their marriages go south. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Welcome to Parenting

Having kids is, in every way imaginable, an extreme sport. Read story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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