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
Surfing's First Filmmaker: Preserving the Legacy of Bud Browne
Surfing's First Filmmaker: Preserving the Legacy of Bud Browne
The legacies of two surfing icons -- big-wave surfer Buzzy Trent and pioneering surf filmmaker Bud Browne -- live on in the form of the Bud Browne Film Archives.
Passion in the Pines: Jim Buckley Brings Community Theater to Cambria
Passion in the Pines: Jim Buckley Brings Community Theater to Cambria
After three-plus decades of quality community theater, Cambria's Pewter Plough Playhouse pays tribute to its artistic director and founder, Jim Buckley.
A Polish Patriot in Paso Robles: Celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski
A Polish Patriot in Paso Robles: Celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski
This week, the Paderewski Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the Polish pianist, composer, politician and humanitarian who put down roots in Paso Robles for 25 years.
Sandra Kay Johnson: A Personal Passion for Public Art
Sandra Kay Johnson: A Personal Passion for Public Art
Arroyo Grande artist Sandra Kay Johnson taps into her love of the natural world while working in stained glass, bronze sculpture and silk painting.
Open Studios, Open Hearts: Central Coast Artists Bare All
Open Studios, Open Hearts: Central Coast Artists Bare All
This month's Open Studios Art Tour offers an inside look of the creative process of more than 200 artists throughout San Luis Obispo County.
Surfing Artists Go with the Flow
Surfing Artists Go with the Flow
Meet four Central Coast artists who draw their inspiration from the ocean.
Being Botso: Meet the Man Who Brought Music to Morro Bay
Being Botso: Meet the Man Who Brought Music to Morro Bay
Georgian-born music educator Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli has shaped the lives of scores of American schoolchildren.
Stacy Peralta: Skate Culture's Unofficial Curator Returns to His Roots
Stacy Peralta: Skate Culture's Unofficial Curator Returns to His Roots
Professional skateboarder-turned-filmmaker Stacy Peralta revisits his past in the new documentary "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography."
Acerbic Art: Mark Bryan's Fantastical (and Political) Worlds
Acerbic Art: Mark Bryan's Fantastical (and Political) Worlds
San Luis Obispo artist Mark Bryan puts politics in the forefront, pairing his satirical subject matter with sly, seductive humor.
JumpBrush Dance Festival Forges Connections in San Luis Obispo
JumpBrush Dance Festival Forges Connections in San Luis Obispo
JumpBrush: Pacific Coast Dance Convergence, which runs Aug. 8 through 11 at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, seeks to make the Central Coast a dance destination.
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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

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

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


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