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April events: Fishmas, Dark Sky Week stargazing, films at sea

By Mary Forgione

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Welcome to The Wild. DJ Javier finds time to surf three or four times a week in his much-loved Santa Barbara, which is remarkable considering he runs his fashion line of T-shirts, shorts and hats called Canto Vision, works as art director at SeaVees shoes, has created some of the city’s newest landmark murals and is about to have his first child. The 28-year-old graphic artist also recently collaborated on a project with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

The museum asked him to design something that reflects his take on Santa Barbara, to develop a theme that’s close to his heart and speaks to his community. Javier, known for melding inclusive themes into his works, designed a beach towel decorated with stylized surfers. “I think a towel is like an [art] print that you can

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Michelle Pfeiffer Says She Turned Down The Silence of The Lambs Because the Film’s Script Was ‘Evil’



Michelle Pfeiffer holding a sign posing for the camera: George Pimentel/WireImage


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Michelle Pfeiffer is opening up about one film role that could have been.

While speaking with The New Yorker for a recent interview about her wide-ranging and illustrious career, the 62-year-old actress detailed how she was originally tapped to star in The Silence of the Lambs but passed on the opportunity due to being uncomfortable with the film’s “evil” storyline.



Michelle Pfeiffer holding a sign posing for the camera: "I didn't want to put that out into the world," the actress said of turning down a role in the 1991 film


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“I didn’t want to put that out into the world,” the actress said of turning down a role in the 1991 film

“With Silence of the Lambs, I was trepidatious,” she said. “There was such evil in that film.”

When asked what exactly it was about the project that made her not want to take part in it, Pfeiffer added: “It was that evil won in the end, that at the end of that film evil ruled out. I was

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