Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ethan Stewart has been calling Santa Barbara home off and on since that great El Nino winter of 1998. On his way to writing the news for The Indy, Stewart has worked as a bellhop, a carpenter, a surf shop lackey, an overnight security guard on a sprawling Gaviota ranch, a delivery truck driver, a school teacher, and a landscaper. A passionate explorer of Mother Nature's more open and wild places, Stewart reckons Boston Red Sox baseball is the closest thing he has to religion, considers the ocean to be a mandatory daily activity, has been sleeping with sand in his bed for as long as he can remember, and has a dog named Danger.
Documentary on Surfing Legend George Greenough
Documentary chronicles surfing legend George Greenough’s pursuit of hydrodynamic nirvana.
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There’s a Dark Side to the Drug Renaissance, He Says
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A Desperate Man Turns to Marijuana Oil and Finds Survival
A desperate man turns to marijuana oil and finds survival.
Tips for Responsible Use in the New Era of Legal Recreational Marijuana
Tips for responsible use in the new era of legal recreational marijuana.
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Santa Barbara–raised professor comes home to discuss entheogens and healing on March 3.
Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018
Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.
Social Justice for Mother Earth Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Festival
Social justice for Mother Earth takes center stage at this year’s festival.
Volunteers Paddle 25 Miles to Fight Cancer
Fundraiser takes cancer fight into deep waters.