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: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon.

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: It’s a tie between Taylor Swift and Scarlet Johansson.

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 specialize in fiber arts. I sew, knit, felt, weave and create elaborate costumes.

Recent Articles
California Unedited: Golden State History Through an Intimate Lens
California Unedited: Golden State History Through an Intimate Lens
A new exhibition of San Luis Obispo photographer Richard "R.J." Arnold's portraits showcase the diversity of San Luis Obispo County in the late 19th century.
Lena Rushing: Pop Surrealism Gets Personal
Lena Rushing: Pop Surrealism Gets Personal
In Lena Rushing's special brand of surrealism, fearless female protagonists move through a world of external pressures and inner struggles.
Going Nuclear: Artists and Activists Take On Diablo Canyon
Going Nuclear: Artists and Activists Take On Diablo Canyon
The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is the focus of a new art exhibit pairing editorial cartoons with heavily redacted communications between government bodies that regulate it.
Ghosts of Taiwan: C. Hite Grapples With Her Past
Ghosts of Taiwan: C. Hite Grapples With Her Past
C. Hite's new multi-disciplinary exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is largely informed by her childhood spent in the war-torn island nation of Taiwain.
New Play 'pool '63' Dives Into America's Civil Rights Struggle
New Play 'pool '63' Dives Into America's Civil Rights Struggle
The new play "pool '63" revisits a pivotal chapter in American civil rights history while drawing clear parallels between the nation's past and current conflicts.
Earth Gowns: Nature and Narrative in the Fiber Arts
Earth Gowns: Nature and Narrative in the Fiber Arts
A new exhibition in San Luis Obispo examines humankind's relationship with the environment through the medium of handcrafted clothing.
Handmade: California's Contemporary Craftmakers
Handmade: California's Contemporary Craftmakers
Contemporary craftmakers on the Central Coast infuse beauty into everyday objects, constantly expanding the definition of what is considered "craft."
Mark Abel: A Contemporary Voice in Classical Music
Mark Abel: A Contemporary Voice in Classical Music
Former journalist Mark Abel moved to the Central Coast from Southern California to pursue his craft of creating rock-inflected classical music with a contemporary edge.
The San Patricios: Jose Cruz González Unearths America's Past
The San Patricios: Jose Cruz González Unearths America's Past
Jose Cruz González's latest play, "The San Patricios," tells the little known story of immigrants from the U.S. who fought on the side of Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
Stitching a Story: The Narrative Quilt Art of Denise Sheridan
Stitching a Story: The Narrative Quilt Art of Denise Sheridan
Quilt artist Denise Sheridan's hand-sewn, hand-quilted works of art are part personal narrative, part sociopolitical statement.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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