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SBIFF Week 2: Rooney Mara, Plus The Big Short, Room, and Spotlight Directors Interviewed; Festival Peeps; and Movies for Breakfast (Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER: Illustration of Rooney Mara by Ben Ciccati.

Bright Light, Big Stars

Emily Cosentino, whose high school football team narrowly avoided being called the Needham Pansies, has hit The Independent like the proverbial whirlwind. Our mild-mannered promotions manager sailed through the prep for Ethan Stewart’s Paris talk at Antioch shortly after she arrived and organized our Meet the Makers party to a T. “I love parties,” she said. “I met the New York restaurant guy [who directed The Missing Ingredient] … he was so excited to be here.” The Massachusetts native — her team chose the town's other industry, rockets — is now stirring up our annual St. Patrick's Day Stroll and a new collaboration with Brewhouse. “There'll be a release party for that,” she beamed.

In Print

A Warm Steaming Pile

$40 Million Jail Money Squandered; a Plague on All Their Houses

$40 million jail money squandered; a plague on all their houses. Read story.

Faking a Murderer?

Alleged False Confession Key in Olive Street Homicide Trial

Alleged false confession key in Olive Street homicide trial. Read story.

Museum of Natural History’s Original Egghead

How William Leon Dawson’s Fascination with Birds and Eggs Spawned the 100-Year-Old Institution

How William Leon Dawson’s fascination with birds and eggs spawned Santa Barbara’s 100-year-old institution. Read story.

The Fine Art of Contemporary Tattooing

From Anchors on Forearms to Colorful Sleeves

From anchors on forearms to colorful tapestries on skin, tattooing has moved into the mainstream. Read story.

Beware of God

Rams Come Back to L.A., but the Dog’s Still in the Manger

Rams Come Back to L.A., but the Dog’s Still in the Manger Read story.

No 'Hail Mary' Allowed for STAR Complex

County to Give $40 Million Jail Grant Back to State

The county will give a $40 million jail grant back to the state. Read story.

S.B. Symphony Premieres Double Concerto

Carrara’s ‘Machpelah’ Puts Violin and Cello in Dialogue

Carrara’s ‘Machpelah’ puts violin and cello in dialogue. Read story.

S.B. Dance Theater Celebrates 40 Years

Artistic Director Creates Ambitious Program

Artistic Director Christopher Pilafian has created an ambitious program for the occasion. Read story.

UCSB Unveils Its Library of the Future

Open Space and Collaboration Replace Cramped Stacks and Solo Study

Open space and collaboration replace cramped stacks and solo study. Read story.

Gems of UCSB’s Special Research Collections

We Peek Inside the Vaults to Find Tomes by Dante to Steinbeck

We peek inside the vaults to find tomes by Dante to Steinbeck. Read story.

Sporty Speakers Spread Message

Dain Blanton, Mark Allen, and Carli Lloyd Come to Town; Plus Remembering Dennis Rickard and Jim Barber

Dain Blanton, Mark Allen, and Carli Lloyd come to town; plus remembering Dennis Rickard and Jim Barber. Read story.

UCSB’s Cylinder Audio Archive Offers a Listen into the Past

Digital Downloads of Wax Recordings Reveal Audio Entertainment of the Early 20th Century

Digital downloads of wax recordings reveal early-20th-century audio entertainment. Read story.

Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

No Dent in Drought with Storms Mostly Missing Reservoirs

No dent in the drought with storms mostly missing backcountry reservoirs. Read story.

Eff, Yeah! Swearing Finally Has Its Day

Starshine Takes on Taboo Language and Embraces Her Sailory Side

Starshine takes on taboo language and embraces her sailory side. Read story.

Monterey Jazz on Tour

Festival Touring Group Plays UCSB’s Campbell Hall

The festival touring group plays UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

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