Mark Turner and Caitlin Fitch

When we asked Mark Turner and Caitlin Fitch, who snapped photos for our Summer Camp Guide this week, whether they'd had the camp experience themselves, we got mixed results. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charles Donelan

The final hours of work on this week’s “High-Seas Smugglers” cover story were put in at altitude, as The Indy’s Charles Donelan wrote his introduction to the Thai Stick excerpt while vacationing in the alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ethan Stewart

Still recovering from his own disaster of sorts, longtime Indy staffer Ethan Stewart, pictured with rod in hand, decided to do some good old-fashioned reporting and get to the bottom of what he calls the "Fukushima Phenomenon," the largely social-media-driven fearmongering surrounding the now three-year-old meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mitchell Kriegman

A recent transplant to Santa Barbara, our arts contributor Mitchell Kriegman, who this week explores Carl Jung's long-hidden The Red Book, has been busy writing books himself. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts and his Capitol Letters column are back, and here at The Santa Barbara Independent, we’re very glad to have this time-honored Sage of Sacramento on board again. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kevin McKiernan

Since the early days of The Santa Barbara Independent, Kevin McKiernan's words and photographs have given our town firsthand reports and compassionate insights on trouble spots around the globe. Read story.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Team Smitzer

For this year’s wedding issue, longtime Indy arts writer Elizabeth Schwyzer decided to go all in and get married, just so she could write about it. Read story.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Molly Christison

When word got out in her writing class that The Santa Barbara Independent was looking for food writing interns, UCSB senior Molly Christison was the first to respond. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Peter Vandenbelt

"It was incredible to see and listen to people responsible for my favorite films," said photo intern Peter Vandenbelt, who covered the red carpet at most every event of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for us. Read story.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sarah Sinclair

You'd never guess that Sarah Sinclair found her new love in a San Diego bar on a Sunday morning, but it's true. Read story.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


In 2012, when we were already in the habit of publishing dozens of filmmaker interviews online at during our town's annual film fest, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann (back right) had the wacky idea to start printing condensed versions as mini-magazines. Read story.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nick Welsh

Anyone can write about what is there; it takes a real pro to write about what isn't. Read story.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

St. Joe

In what felt like a never-ending battle over ownership of The Santa Barbara Independent, the paper's angel has long been Joe Cole. Read story.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Geoff Minger

Videographer Geoff Minger emailed this radiant image, taken on "one of the last beautiful, balmy days of 2013," he told us. Read story.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Matt Kettmann

Years ago, when Senior Editor Matt Kettmann first heard the Rusacks were planting a vineyard on Catalina with decades-old grapevines from Santa Cruz Island, he was immediately intrigued, as it combined three of his favorite things: history, wine, and the Channel Islands. Read story.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
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