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."


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.


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 Unflinching Aperture of Arthur Tress
The Unflinching Aperture of Arthur Tress
A San Luis Obispo County resident for 20 years, Cambria-based photographer Arthur Tress is best known for the strikingly surreal works he created in the 1970s and '80s. But the glimpses of Bay Area life he captured during a stay in 1964 -- recently unearthed after decades in storage -- reveal a different side of the photographer.
Poetic Justice Project Finds Inspiration Behind Bars
Poetic Justice Project Finds Inspiration Behind Bars
The only theater company of its kind in California, The Poetic Justice Project offers formerly incarcerated actors a chance to share their stories on stage.
Exposed to the Elements: the Evolution of Plein Air Painting on the Central California Coast
Exposed to the Elements: the Evolution of Plein Air Painting on the Central California Coast
What makes California's Central Coast an irresistible destination for artists?
Julia Morgan: The Woman Behind the Hearst Castle
Julia Morgan: The Woman Behind the Hearst Castle
The Hearst Castle is famous, but for many people the architect remains nameless. Behind the scenes of this iconic mansion is Julia Morgan, California's first licensed female architect.
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