Richie DeMaria

Richie DeMaria is a Santa Barbara native who feels very fortunate to be working for the Santa Barbara Independent. He is grateful for the opportunity to write about music, movies, food, the outdoors, and interesting people. He enjoys spending his slim amounts of spare time with family and friends, practicing yoga, hanging at the beach, making music of his own, and escaping to the wilderness. With crownlike appendages, red fins, and a greatly elongated, undulating body, he is also believed to be the origin of many sea serpent tales.

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Dear Baby Boomers Who Deny Climate Change

An Open Letter from the Next Generation

An open letter from the next generation

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David Sedaris on Finding and Keeping Stories

Renowned Author Returns to the Arlington Theatre with 'Theft by Finding'

The renowned author returns to the Arlington Theatre with 'Theft by Finding.'

‘Lost City of Z’ Is Subtly Powerful

Slow-Paced Thought-Provoker Examines Amazonian Exploration

The slow-paced thought-provoker examines Amazonian exploration.

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Interview: Honne @ Lobero

U.K. Act Talks Coachella, New Songs, and the Meaning of 4/20

The U.K. act talks Coachella, new songs, and the meaning of 4/20.

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Chris Fossek Releases Debut Album

One of Santa Barbara's Favorite Spanish Guitarists Makes Recording Premier

One of Santa Barbara's favorite Spanish guitarists makes his recording premier.

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Little Dragon’s Big Sound

Swedish Synth-Soul Sensations Join Glass Animals at S.B. Bowl

The Swedish synth-soul sensations join Glass Animals at S.B. Bowl.

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White Ledge–Hurricane Deck Loop for the Weekend Warrior

An Overnight Not For the Faint of Heart, In the Heart of the San Rafael Wilderness

An overnight not for the faint of heart, in the heart of the San Rafael Wilderness.

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Empanadas @ Tangonadas

Cheap Eats and Chimichurri Delights at New State Street Spot

Cheap eats and chimichurri delights at new State Street spot.

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Coachella Interview: Sofi Tukker

One of Sunday’s Best Acts Talks Grammys, Brazil

One of Sunday’s best acts talks the Grammys and Brazil.

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Coachella Interview: Pond

Australian Rockers Talk New Album ‘The Weather,’ Australian Music, and Aesthetics

The Australian rockers talk new album ‘The Weather,’ Australian music, and aesthetics.

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