Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Trump’s Travel Ban Closes the Door on Middle Eastern Artists

Rebecca Lauffenburger Staff Writer The ongoing programs, tour dates, and travel plans of countless Middle Eastern artists were ruined overnight in the wake of Trump’s seven-nation...

Popular Poets Use Work to Contextualize Political Climate

Michael Lin Staff Writer To calm yourself over recent political crises, either grab a bucket of ice cream or pick up your pen for some artistic...

For Comic Book Creators, the Pen is Mightier than the Sword to Fight Political...

Amy Chase Staff Writer For many, comic books are a form of escapism from the tumultuous real world. When I worked in a comic store, I...

Favianna Rodriguez Brings Artivism to the MultiCultural Center

Rebecca Lauffenburger Staff Writer Activist and artist Favianna Rodriguez visited the University of California, Santa Barbara on Jan. 24, where she delivered an impassioned talk in...

Seven Doors into the Soul of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Rebecca Lauffenburger Staff Writer As the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) celebrates its 75th year of existence, it finds itself at a significant crossroads. The...

As a Tattoo Heals, Women Do As Well

Rebecca Lauffenburger Staff Writer The statistic that one in four women and one in seven men will experience some form of domestic violence by an intimate...

A Great Cover Story from Francoise Mouly and Anita Kunz

Amy Chase Staff Writer Regular The Bottom Line readers might recognize that in addition to writing, I often do illustrations for many articles that run in...

Santa Barbara Gets Ready to Rock with New Noise Fest 2016

Kyle Roe Arts & Entertainment Editor Santa Barbara’s New Noise Festival is a very compact musical event, but it hasn’t always been that way. It evolved...

Where Gauchos Boldly Go: An Evening of Michael Westmore’s Makeup Work

Amy Chase Staff Writer Captain’s Log, Stardate: Oct. 6, 2016 — the day I made first contact with many diverse alien species such as the Klingons,...

Batman Needs Robin Because We Need Diversity

Jennica Martin Staff Writer “Hey Ben, like Tim said, Batman needs a Robin.”  These simple words at the end of an audition video sparked a debate...