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It’s Lit!

Introducing Artsweek's new literature crossing! From Aldous Huxley's haunting Brave New World to Richard Wright's gripping Native Son, check out what's got Artsweek turning up by turning pages.
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Juan Felipe Herrera: Much More Than a Poet Laureate

Those who settled in at Campbell Hall on Feb. 1 expecting a simple evening of poetry witnessed Juan Felipe Herrera deliver a one-man variety show that mixed comedy and storytelling with elements of hi...
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‘Go Set a Watchman’: The Sequel We Didn’t Need

If the goal of Go Set a Watchman was to leave me both satisfied and disappointed, it succeeded. On one hand, I got to read a second book by Harper Lee—a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, no less. On ...
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The Sequel We Didn’t Need

If the goal of Go Set a Watchman was to leave me both satisfied and disappointed, it succeeded. On one hand, I got to read a second book by Harper Lee — a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, no less. O...
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Engineering a Poetry Club

What does a poet look like — the beret-topped face half-hidden behind an obscure novel at Starbucks? Or the stuffy, thick-bearded professor in his book-lined study? Frankie Cunningham eludes both of...
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‘Bloody Poetry:’ Punk, Poetry and Eccentricity

Not exactly the headline you were expecting, was it?  And we weren’t either; “Blood Poetry” takes an unexpected angle and turns its characters into anachronisms: Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Ge...
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Poet Visits UCSB: Schultz On Writing and Witnessing The Wherewithal

A tale of a young man translating the diaries of his mother – who saved seven Jews from the Nazis – all in the span of a single poem: this is The Wherewithal, the latest work by poet Philip Schult...
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TEDx: Spreading Ideas to the New and the Next

UCSB students and faculty assembled in Isla Vista’s Embarcadero Hall on Saturday, April 11 for an afternoon of innovation and inspiration with TEDx. Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is a n...
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The Taboo Reimagined: Eric Beltz and The Cave of Treasures

It was hard to miss the poison oak plant sitting in the middle of The Cave of Treasures, but some of the other elements associated with danger in the installation were subtler. The Cave of Treasures, ...
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Local Actors Celebrate Italian Author

The stage was a woven rug, on which stood a podium, a mic stand and a flowerpot. The backdrop was a bare color-changing screen. It was a simple arrangement, but it was enough for the performers of “...
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Author Discusses Book in Corwin

Hungarian-born journalist and author Kati Marton held a talk at Corwin Pavilion on Wednesday regarding her book, The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World.
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From Childhood, to College, to Cartooning: An Evening with Matt Groening and Lynda Barry

When Matt Groening and Lynda Barry stepped onto the stage of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, Oct. 10, it was in a style only two cartoonists could pull off: wearing knit hats shaped like “Futurama...
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