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Review: The Blue Room

This stunning, stylish French thriller falls short in its final moments. Read story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: State Street Ballet at the Granada Theatre

The balance of male-female power was celebrated in and highlighted by two diverse works. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

You want Blizzard to spiral out into an Unsolved Mysteries–style suburban whodunnit, but instead we get an hour of confused hardheartedness. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review: Let the Clock Run Wild

Two S.B. women compiled an anthology of stories from seniors throughout the country called Let the Clock Run Wild: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: inch4inch at the Arts Fund Gallery

With inch4inch, curator Philip Koplin zooms in on some big shots. Read story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Fury

Great war movies ride a razor’s edge, the thin line between exhilaration and horror, and this movie does that well. Read story.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Ray LaMontagne at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The singer hooked the audience with his range of musical hues and lit up the night like a supernova. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy’s profusely illustrative documentary makes some sense of the tragic farce that was the Vietnam War. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Books: No Future for You

Most satirical writing looks weak in comparison to the Baffler magazine’s withering critiques. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: The Heiress at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre

Henry James–based drama, directed by Judy Garey, plays through November 1. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Charlie Albright at Hahn Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures presented this program, which included Schubert, Chopin, and the pianist’s own improvisation. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Massive Attack at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The British trip-hop act brought a heavy and heady helping of music and atmospherics on October 17. Read story.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Daryl Hall & John Oates at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Maybe it was because the arrangements favored rock, with just hints of psychedelia, new wave, and soul, but on Sunday the familiar seemed suddenly timeless. Read story.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Photo Gallery: Dawes at SOhO Restaurant & Club

The Los Angeles folk rockers helped kick off New Noise 2014 on Thursday, October 16. Read story.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

This outstanding production brought Wilde’s greatest work to life for a contemporary audience. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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