Indy Person of the Week

It's Like That

Indy Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan attributes his lifelong interest in music to lots of active listening, rather than any claim to musical talent: “I put down the fiendishly difficult B-flat cornet almost as soon as I picked it up.” Read story.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dog-Gone Perfect

Santa Barbara Independent reader Sherry Holland sent this photo to us not too long ago. "I saw this on my way to work this morning and thought it was so cute," she wrote. Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

It's a Snap

So much of Indy Photo Editor Paul Wellman's sense of timing comes across in the images featured in our roundup of the year's notable moments. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

"Last summer, as I was raising finishing funds for my film on 1970s Native activism, the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy burst onto the scene, igniting Indian Country like nothing I'd ever seen," said Kevin McKiernan. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bears of Brown

Blanca Garcia might just be the first Indy intern majoring in neuroscience, a topic that fascinates her, especially for what they're learning about the role of the brain's blood in cognition, a function that was previously credited to just neurotransmitters. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hey, No Pressure

The Ray LaMontagne show with My Morning Jacket was nothing short of magical, Savanna Mesch recalls with wonder, dubbing the concert she reviewed for The Indy an exemplar of music "just as a creative thing." Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Gift for Giving

Happily, ’tis the season for giving and for eating, which made November the perfect month to team up with John Dixon of Tri-County Produce for The Indy's first Grocery Giveaway. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Never A Dull Moment

The fifth in her family to attend Westmont College — her parents met in a philosophy class — Sarah Sutherland is a writer. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


“I loved Japan,” our art director, Ben Ciccati, said when he reappeared after a short absence, covered capably by his EditPro cohorts. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wild Thing

Where the mountain lions roam is where Lynn Goodman lives. Read story.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Spooky Pookie

October came and went in a flash of orange. In the spirit of the season, The Indy teamed up with ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program) to host our first Pumpkin Photo Contest. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

When the Dude's in Rome

Dennis Loyst is a cartographer by career, but the Santa Barbara resident also cofounded Surf Brewery, one of the best ale-makers anywhere (even if it is in Ventura!). Read story.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Indubitably Daug-some

The pert and perky Dug and Dot Daug didn't come into the world with those sprightly ears and soft cuddly pelts. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tolkien About It

There's nothing like feeling dwarfed by trolls to transport a person to Middle-earth, as Diane Mooshoolzadeh discovered on a recent visit to the Shire. Read story.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Roll Away

The Indy teamed up with Velo Pro Cyclery in September to roll out our first-ever Back-to-School Bike Giveaway. Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
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