Sarah Linn
Sarah Linn

Sarah Linn covers film, television and the performing arts as the editor of Ticket, the arts-and-entertainment section of The Tribune newspaper of San Luis Obispo, Calif. She shares her insights on Facebook, Twitter and via her blog, "She Likes to Watch."

Q&A

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, Calif.

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Good movies, good music, good food and good company.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: At the top of the trail at Bishop Peak, in the hills of San Luis Obispo.

FAVORITE WRITERS: To name just a few, David Sedaris, Richard Russo, Evelyn Waugh, Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, Agatha Christie, Mary Roach and Bill Bryson.

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Martin Scorsese

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Damien Hirst or Jeff Koons, take your pick.

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: The sound of silence.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: Between the golden beaches, the quaint mission towns and the rolling hills dappled with oak trees and vineyards, you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place to live. Plus, the weather is just about perfect.

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I'm a resourceful cook and an inventive fiber artist.

Recent Articles
Erik Olson: Playing with Light
Erik Olson: Playing with Light
Erik Olson has a lifelong fascination with light play. His photos explore a subtle dance -- dawn peaking through a curtain of orchids, light bouncing off of chrome furniture, panes of glass reflecting a cloudy sky.
The Great American Melodrama: 40 Years of Vaudeville in Oceano
The Great American Melodrama: 40 Years of Vaudeville in Oceano
At the Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville in San Luis Obispo County, audience participation is a must. Theatergoers are encouraged to boo, hiss and cheer, just as their counterparts did a century ago.
Think Pink: The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo's Kitsch Castle
Think Pink: The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo's Kitsch Castle
With more than 110 themed rooms and suites, San Luis Obispo's Madonna Inn has been a popular destination for artists, architecture buffs and tourists since it opened in 1958.
Layered Landscapes: Sara J. Frantz Goes on an Architectural Road Trip
Layered Landscapes: Sara J. Frantz Goes on an Architectural Road Trip
Sara J. Frantz's graphic gouache and graphite drawings explore the tension between manmade structures and the natural landscapes that surround them.
Atascadero Woodturner Barry Lundgren Goes With the Grain
Atascadero Woodturner Barry Lundgren Goes With the Grain
A commercial sea urchin diver by trade, and fine craft artist and photographer by choice, Barry Lundgren transforms simple blocks of wood -- black acacia, olive, oak, walnut and more -- into salad bowls, burial urns and other elegant vessels.
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Poetry, Progress and his California Roots
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Poetry, Progress and his California Roots
Juan Felipe Herrera officially takes over his duties as the nation's first Mexican-American poet laureate this month. He recently shared his thoughts with Artbound about his upbringing, his creative process and his new position as U.S. poet laureate.
Painting Faces: San Luis Obispo Artist David Settino Scott Pictures 'Women'
Painting Faces: San Luis Obispo Artist David Settino Scott Pictures 'Women'
San Luis Obispo artist David Settino Scott indulges his love of portrait painting, and his appreciation for female beauty in the exhibition "Women."
Where There Once Was Water: Photographer Brittany App Documents the Drought
Where There Once Was Water: Photographer Brittany App Documents the Drought
With photographic/ video series "Where There Once Was Water," Brittany App documents the effects of the California drought.
Summer in San Luis Obispo: Artists Celebrate SoCal Swimming Pools
Summer in San Luis Obispo: Artists Celebrate SoCal Swimming Pools
Visual artists Tracey Sylvester Harris and Neal Breton find inspiration in Southern California's precious pools.
Michael Pearce: Art in the Age of Emergence
Michael Pearce: Art in the Age of Emergence
Michael Pearce draws inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites and masters of the Italian baroque movement to realize massive and mythical paintings.
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