Starshine Roshell

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Starshine Roshell has been an Independent columnist since 2006, and been voted Best Columnist in Santa Barbara for 10 years in a row.

Named for a song in the rock musical "Hair," Starshine grew up in Los Angeles recording studios and on soap opera sets, where her parents worked. She wrote for The Hollywood Reporter before moving to Santa Barbara as a news reporter, music and theater critic, and magazine writer.

Her columns reveal the absurd truths about sex, family, culture and politics, and are collected into three books: Keep Your Skirt On, Wife on the Edge and Broad Assumptions. Read more at

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