Sarah Linn
Sarah Linn

Sarah Linn covers film, television and the performing arts as an entertainment writer for 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
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.
Joan Longas: Impressions of a Stranger in Southern California
Joan Longas: Impressions of a Stranger in Southern California
Spanish artist Joan Longas' lush, neon-lit California landscapes elevate the ordinary, transforming everyday sights into spectacles worthy of notice.
Synergy: Art and Science Intersect in San Luis Obispo
Synergy: Art and Science Intersect in San Luis Obispo
A new exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art features work by a mathmatically inspired ceramicist and an artist whose multi-disciplinary work is informed by her psychology background.
Co-Opera: Opera San Luis Obispo Finds Its Survival Strategy
Co-Opera: Opera San Luis Obispo Finds Its Survival Strategy
In an era when performing arts powerhouses are closing their doors, community-wide collaborations are essential to ensuring the future of the art form.
SLO Pano: Brian Lawler's Wide-Angled Landscapes
SLO Pano: Brian Lawler's Wide-Angled Landscapes
Brian Lawler's appreciation for unsullied landscapes is at the heart of his exhibition "SLO Pano," which runs Feb. 14 through March 30 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
Exploring Arab Music on the Central Coast
Exploring Arab Music on the Central Coast
Two Central Coast performance groups -- Cal Poly's Arab Music Ensemble and UC Santa Barbara's Middle East Ensemble -- serve as cultural ambassadors to the community.
San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival Celebrates 30 Soulful Years
San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival Celebrates 30 Soulful Years
In November, the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival celebrates 30 years of wise words, compelling speakers and loyal listeners.
Crossing 'Thresholds': Contemporary Art on the Central Coast
Crossing 'Thresholds': Contemporary Art on the Central Coast
This month, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art opens its doors to four young dynamic artists determined to foster a dialogue about contemporary art on the Central Coast.
Proof of Guilt: The Tragic Life and Public Death of Barbara Graham
Proof of Guilt: The Tragic Life and Public Death of Barbara Graham
In "Proof of Guilt: Barbara Graham and the Politics of Executing Women in America," Kathleen Cairns profiles the mid-century murder suspect whose case became a rallying cry for anti-death penalty activists.
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