The Santa Barbara Questionnaire
As head of the film festival for the past decade, Roger Durling encounters many of Santa Barbara's familiar faces every day. In this series of short, insightful interviews, which will run on Independent.com every Monday morning, he introduces us to some of the more interesting people who live and/or work in our fair town, showing off the personal side of newsmakers, politicians, artists, and many other proud Santa Barbarians.
Talking Healing with the founder of The Dream Foundation. Read story.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Inspiring science with the new head of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation Read story.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Chatting empathy and gadgets with the entrepreneur behind Carpe Data and Social Intelligence. Read story.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Talking big bugs and community service with the market vice president for Cox Communications. Read story.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Talking women in sports and coast walking with the veteran sportswriter Read story.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Talking espresso and the green flash with the owner of Savoy Café and Savoy Wines. Read story.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Talking greed and fun hogs with the bestselling author and investigative journalist Read story.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Talking rock stars and jets with the music exec and private aviation pioneer Read story.
Monday, January 1, 2018
Talking generosity with baseball commissioner and urban farmer Pat Burns. Read story.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Talking media lies and privileged white males with the artist responsible for the 100% Reindeer Art Show Read story.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Talking bandwidth and deodorant with the executive director of the S.B. County Office of Arts & Culture Read story.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Talking directing and procrastination with Westmont’s chair of theater arts Read story.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Getting to know the SBCC professor and organizer of Showing Up for Racial Justice Read story.
Originally published 12:00 a.m., November 13, 2017
Updated 2:36 p.m., November 14, 2017
Talking daughters and West Ham United with Santa Barbara’s city administrator Read story.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Talking justice and jokesters with the policy and communications associate for CAUSE Read story.