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Starshine Roshell is a journalism professor, magazine writer, award-winning columnist and overwhelmed mother of two.

Named for a song in the 1960s musical "Hair," in which her father starred, Starshine grew up in Los Angeles on the soap opera sets and in the Sunset Strip nightclubs where her parents worked.

She graduated UCLA cum laude and wrote for The Hollywood Reporter before joining the Santa Barbara News-Press as news reporter, theater and rock music critic, Sunday columnist and deputy features editor. She resigned with dozens of colleagues in 2006 over the publisher's breaches of journalistic ethics.

Her syndicated column won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publisher's Association, and she has a second-place CNPA award for Business/Financial reporting.

Starshine lives in Santa Barbara with her husband John, a graphic artist, and their two sons.

"You often say what I've been feeling but find I'm incapable of expressing."


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Recent columns:

March 26, 2015
The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk

March 12, 2015
Girl to Girl with Piper Kerman, Ex-Con

February 26, 2015
Bedtime: An Emotional Odyssey

February 12, 2015
Immune to the Facts?

January 29, 2015
Remember Boredom?

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