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
They've Got the World on a String
They've Got the World on a String
A community of local luthiers -- people who make and repair stringed instruments -- thrives along the Central Coast.
San Luis Obispo Church Celebrates Artists' Divine Spark
San Luis Obispo Church Celebrates Artists' Divine Spark
The Beacon Art Show, organized by the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, will feature over 100 pieces by Central Coast artists.
Love Among the Ruins: A Guide to Sex in the Ancient World
Love Among the Ruins: A Guide to Sex in the Ancient World
Morro Bay author Vicki León recreates the lives of ordinary -- and extraordinary -- people of the past in her literary works.
Craig Russell: Unearthing California's Musical Missions
Craig Russell: Unearthing California's Musical Missions
What did California mission music sound like? Cal Poly music professor Craig Russell has spent three decades tracking down the answer.
A Camera with a Conscience: Documenting Diversity in America
A Camera with a Conscience: Documenting Diversity in America
Atascadero photographer Joe Schwartz, whose 100th birthday coincides with his community's centennial, has dedicated his career to documenting America's have-nots.
Diving Into 'Moby-Dick,' George Cotkin Explores a Classic
Diving Into 'Moby-Dick,' George Cotkin Explores a Classic
In his book "Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick," Cal Poly history professor George Cotkin examines the myriad ways Herman Melville's novel has shaped American culture.
Glenna Luschei: Poet, Publisher, Patron of the Literary Arts
Glenna Luschei: Poet, Publisher, Patron of the Literary Arts
Solo Press publisher Glenna Luschei has been helping Central Coast poets shine since the 1960s.
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.
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Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

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

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

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.

icon, Literature discipline

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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