Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown coming to Pozo Saloon

By KARLEE PRAZAK In what appears to be the largest one day musical event San Luis Obispo County has ever experienced, Willie Nelson’s Country Showdown, featuring 16 artists playing full sets on three stages, will rock the Pozo Saloon on... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: The Green Lantern

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN Dear Ryan Reynolds, I’m afraid we must break up. After anticipating your film Green Lantern for what feels like years, the majority of your body didn’t even show up. You let them CGI your tush in. Other... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Midnight in Paris

BY DAVID CONGALTON The good news is that Midnight in Paris is one of the stronger Woody Allen films of the last 20 years. There are, I submit, three main phases of Allen’s iconic career as a director. First came... (Continue reading)

Facebook fatigue?

New figures released Monday report that Facebook, the popular social networking site, lost members in both the U.S. and Canada last month. [AFP] Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments... (Continue reading)

Concert review: Peter Gabriel at the SB Bowl

BY DAVID CONGALTON The facts of Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl are easy enough to report. Rock artist, and that really is the operative word for the British musician, Peter Gabriel performed with the New Blood Orchestra. It... (Continue reading)

Movie review: X-Men First Class

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Prequels have a reputation for being less than satisfying. After all, who goes back and reads the prologue after reading through the book? The allure for X-Men: First Class is not solely the story but more so... (Continue reading)

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt charm Chumash crowd

By COLIN JONES Why do some people seem to get all the talent and ability? Most of us are lucky if we can do one or two things really well. Well, both Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt demonstrated that such... (Continue reading)

Wine, teeth and truffles

By JOHN SALISBURY Truffles anyone? How about wine and what it does to your teeth and throat?  Here is the lowdown on both starting with teeth. Both white and red wines fight germs that can cause sore throats and dental... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 4

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN Johnny Depp may never play anyone else as well as he does Jack Sparrow. Captain Jack Sparrow, to be precise. In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, he does what only Depp can do: make a... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Win Win

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN Have you ever decided to see a film after seeing its trailer, hoping against hope that the movie itself holds even better material than those clips released in the promo? Win Win actually gives you those golden... (Continue reading)