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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Books: Review of Can’t and Won’t

Author Lydia Davis mixes various genres in her latest book. Read story.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Books: Cinder

Author Marissa Meyer takes a startling new spin on the age-old tale of Cinderella. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Review: Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Author William Logan is a rare exception of a practicing poet brave enough to say what he really thinks. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: The Odyssey Project at Center Stage Theater

Juvenile offenders and UCSB students interpreted Homer on Sunday, August 3. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt stars as the leader of a ragtag team of space misfits in this thrilling and spot-on sci-fi tale. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Ruckus at The Arts Fund

Tech meets art in this highly interactive group show, on view through August 16. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books: The Mythology of Eden

Authors Arthur and Elena George dig deep into the story of Adam and Eve. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books: Review of Casebook

Like growing up itself, Mona Simpson’s Casebook is a hit and miss experience. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Arcade Fire at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Canadian symphonic popsters pulled out all the stops for their Monday, August 4 tour stop. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Carmen at the Granada Theatre

Director David Paul and conductor James Gaffigan led cast, chorus, and orchestra on August 1 Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman goes way beyond trance-channeling and completely transforms himself into James Brown. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Foreigner and Styx at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The 1980s rockers gave us a night of hits and misses on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Title and Deed at Rubicon Theatre

This new comic monologue explored the concept of homeland on Thursday, July 24. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: A Double Dose of Michael Matheson

Two simultaneous shows by this promising artist are on display through August 31. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff’s latest feels like Garden State Redux — and not in a good way. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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