Pour a Pint of Buellton: You’ll Never Guess This Band’s Radical New Way to Sell Music (Matt Kettmann)

ON THE COVER: The band Buellton posed at Jack Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana in the City of Buellton. Photo by Paul Wellman.


Squeaky-toy squeals and genteel oinks let us know that Piggy's in the joint, which means that Indyites missing from their desks can usually be found down on the floor feeding Piggy her favorite meal of apple bits and Cheerios. The micro-pig joins us when she needs babysitting … er … pig-sitting, and she'll climb into our laps and let us pet her soft bristles. The diminutive piglet roughhouses with the dogs wheeling around here, too, wagging her tail like the best of them and sleeping in a pile with her doggy mates when she's tired.

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Chef's Table: Chef Pink

Crystal DeLongpre to Open Bacon and Brine in Solvang

Crystal DeLongpre to open Bacon and Brine in Solvang. Read story.

Spike & Mike’s Animation Fest Is Back

Cocreator Craig 'Spike' Decker Talks Film History, Bambi Meets Godzilla

The touring animation free-for-all comes to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on April 4. Read story.

Asif Ali Khan Makes His Santa Barbara Debut

Arts & Lectures Presents the Sufi Singer on April 3

Asif Ali Khan is bringing his ecstatic Sufi singing to UCSB’s Canpbell Hall on Thursday, April 3. Read story.

Shear Artistry Gets a New Home

Owner Susie Carrera Relocates Her 35-Year-Old Salon

Susie Carrera just relocated her salon to a 2,000-square-foot space at 271 North Fairview Avenue. Read story.

The Fukushima Fallout

Hunting for Hope Amid the Ocean’s Biggest Nuclear Disaster Ever

We investigate the facts and fiction surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster and what they mean for Santa Barbara. Read story.

Barking Loud, Saying Nothin’

What’s Anita Hill Got to Do with Anything? Only Everything

What’s Anita Hill got to do with anything? Only everything. Read story.

Botanic Garden Blooming Again

With Controversial Era Over, Institution Breaks Ground for Future

With controversial era over, the Mission Canyon institution breaks ground for the future. Read story.

Travel: Going Car-Free in L.A.

Kimpton Hotels Offer No-Vehicle Weekend Packages

Recently, my wife and I drove south to the Westwood/Beverly Hills area to enjoy one of the “car free” packages offered by the Kimpton Hotel chain, which owns S.B.’s Canary Hotel. Read story.

Spring Arts Preview 2014

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

This year, the spring arts season abounds in opportunities to become part of the art. Read story.

Carl Jung’s Red Book

The Visionary Swiss Psychoanalyst’s Secret Book of Dreams

The master of dream therapy himself surreptitiously authored a secret book filled with his own ruminations, dreams, and hallucinogenic drawings. Read story.

Crazy Like a Dog

Declare Victory, Drop Gang Injunction

Declare victory, and drop the gang injunction. Read story.

Cops Take on ‘Urban Travelers’

‘Crescent Crossing’ May Be in City Hall Crosshairs

“Crescent Crossing” may be in City Hall crosshairs. Read story.

Interview: Brett Dennen

The Red-Headed Troubadour Gets Back to His Roots on New Record

The red-headed troubadour returns to the Lobero Theatre in support of his latest record, Smoke and Mirrors. Read story.

Sara Watkins’s Fresh Starts

Nickel Creek Reunites on A Dotted Line

The Watkins Family Hour travels to the Lobero Theatre on March 21. Read story.

35 Years of the Jalama Burger

Iconic Beachside Meal Worth the Long Drive

The iconic beachside meal is worth the long drive to Santa Barbara County's most remote park. Read story.

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More