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Review: Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical

This new musical explores the intersection of bloodshed and the American dream in 1930s Texas. Read story.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: Beck at the Arlington Theatre

Beck’s Wednesday-night tour-kick-off show started slow and ended spectacularly on Wednesday, April 9. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Richard Haines at Sullivan Goss

Richard Haines’s art affords invaluable insight into the larger issues raised by a popular retro style of design. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: The Lunchbox

First-time writer-director Ritesh Batra delivers a wonderful and unsuspecting little film about love the old-fashioned way. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in this second installment of the rebooted comic-book saga. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Widespread Panic at the Arlington Theatre

Plenty of folks got their jam last Thursday, April 3. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: Le Week-end

Despite the preview appearances, this is not just another feelgood British Viagromance. Read story.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Noah

Darren Aronofsky’s arrogant Bible rewrite is equal parts nonsensical, boring, and strangely misogynist. Read story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: Metamorphoses at The New Vic

Water features large in Ensemble’s impressive staging of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Read story.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Hamlet at Center Stage Theater

Lit Moon shines with their brisk and deconstructed take on Shakespeare greatest work. Shows through March 29. Read story.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

It may not be as good as the last Muppets movie, but this installment still offers some great, hip surprises. Read story.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Divergent

Moments of suspended disbelief ultimately get in the way of a complete good time, but there are plenty of small-plate treats along the way. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Nymphomaniac finds the intellectually director Lars von Trier addressing sex and the art of cinema in beguiling, dualistic ways. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Chris Baker Pacific

In Pacific, Chris Baker puts Rembrandt’s Night Watch through an amazing series of variations. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: A Moon for the Misbegotten

Eugene O’Neill’s 1943 drama has become dated in ways that go beyond its language. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo celebrates “25 Years of Magic”, ... Read More