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 video and family business with the cofounder of YTS Films. Read story.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Talking positivity with the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, which hosts an event this Wednesday. Read story.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Chatting friends and fears with my mountain bike-riding, stand up paddleboarding dentist. Read story.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Talking with the nurse, author, and cancer survivor about silver linings and naps. Read story.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Talking old Hollywood with film professor and author Emily Carman. Read story.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Talking music, kids, and James Bond with the founder of The Guitar Bar. Read story.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Talking strippers, sex, and Lili St. Cyr with the Montecito-based filmmaker and author. Read story.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Loving wine, experience, and life with Santa Barbara’s top fine wine specialist. Read story.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Chatting with the YMCA youth coordinator and filmmaker. Read story.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Talking integrity and happiness with Santa Barbara’s honest jewelry retailer. Read story.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Talking travel and humor with the interior designer and jeweler to the stars. Read story.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Talking optimism and hard work with Santa Barbara’s event manager extraordinaire. Read story.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Talking culture, community, and ice cream with the co-publisher of CASA Magazine. Read story.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Talking optimism and grandchildren with the head of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. Read story.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Spinning the party hits with Santa Barbara’s mixmaster extraordinaire. Read story.