Elena White is a senior Theatre Arts major at Westmont College, and honorary peon (a k a intern) of the Arts&Entertainment; section and copy editing department at the Santa Barbara Independent. While she spends her time at the Indy writing short articles and chasing the thrill of correcting punctuation errors, Elena’s true passions are cooking lentil soup, listening to Sufjan Stevens, and wearing turtle-necks.
Santa Barbara Award Recipient Delights Audience
The Arlington buzzed with a lively crowd, laughing freely and giving countless rounds of applause as Ronan recalled her childhood roles, her love and gratitude for her parents, and her natural attraction to film.
Nancy Scherich Brought Together Her Two Favorite Disciplines
Nancy Scherich brings together her two favorite disciplines: art and math.
Astute Insights, Incredible Cinematography, and Powerhouse Performance
With astute insights, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance, the film is sure to be in line for an Oscar.
Librarian Self-Publishes Futuristic Murder Mystery
Braille librarian publishes a futuristic murder mystery solved by a deadbeat detective from a backwater planet.
Slow Plot Leaves Viewers Unengaged
The plot moves along so slowly that it is difficult to feel any connection to the subjects.
Film Explores Absentee-Parenting, Manipulation, and Exploitation of Boy’s Childhood
There are tender moments of father-son bonding, but this film is really about absentee-parenting, emotional manipulation, and the exploitation of a boy’s childhood.
Charmingly Podunk and Surprisingly Worthwhile
Author Tom Strelich’s book is both charmingly podunk and surprisingly worthwhile.
Santa Barbara Artist Creates 20-Foot Photographic Piece
Santa Barbara artist creates a 14-by-20-foot photographic mural of eight women.
Hilarious Life Musings in Post-it-Note Drawings
Hilarious life musings in the form of cartoon Post-it-note drawings
Director Sean Baker’s Film About U.S. Poverty
Director Sean Baker’s slice-of-life film focuses on poverty in the U.S.