Since the early days of The Santa Barbara Independent, Kevin McKiernan's words and photographs have given our town firsthand reports and compassionate insights on trouble spots around the globe. Read story.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
For this year’s wedding issue, longtime Indy arts writer Elizabeth Schwyzer decided to go all in and get married, just so she could write about it. Read story.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
When word got out in her writing class that The Santa Barbara Independent was looking for food writing interns, UCSB senior Molly Christison was the first to respond. Read story.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
"It was incredible to see and listen to people responsible for my favorite films," said photo intern Peter Vandenbelt, who covered the red carpet at most every event of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for us. Read story.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
You'd never guess that Sarah Sinclair found her new love in a San Diego bar on a Sunday morning, but it's true. Read story.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
In 2012, when we were already in the habit of publishing dozens of filmmaker interviews online at independent.com during our town's annual film fest, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann (back right) had the wacky idea to start printing condensed versions as mini-magazines. Read story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Anyone can write about what is there; it takes a real pro to write about what isn't. Read story.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
In what felt like a never-ending battle over ownership of The Santa Barbara Independent, the paper's angel has long been Joe Cole. Read story.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Videographer Geoff Minger emailed this radiant image, taken on "one of the last beautiful, balmy days of 2013," he told us. Read story.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Years ago, when Senior Editor Matt Kettmann first heard the Rusacks were planting a vineyard on Catalina with decades-old grapevines from Santa Cruz Island, he was immediately intrigued, as it combined three of his favorite things: history, wine, and the Channel Islands. Read story.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
"Don't you want a real photographer?" was Paul Wellman's response to Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge when she tapped him in 2002 to take over the reins as the paper’s sole staff shooter. Read story.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
As a junior at UCSB, Ginny Chung was looking for something different when she applied to intern in The Santa Barbara Independent’s calendar department. Read story.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Santa Barbara Independent found itself in the Peruvian jungle recently, thanks to Montecito residents Katya Shirokow and three-time Emmy winner Rick Rosenthal, engaged couple and business partners who have traveled all over the world in the name of wildlife filmmaking. Read story.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
When Teisha Rowland was a grad student researching stem cells at UCSB in 2009, she started what became a popular column for independent.com called Biology Bytes. Read story.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
When someone begins a new job, typically they are allotted some “learning curve” time. Read story.