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Artsweek Ranks This Summer’s Blockbusters

Check out this list for the best and worst movies to come out of summer 2019!
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Queen of Summertime Sadness Strikes Again with ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’

Lana Del Rey's style remains festooned with glamor, tranquility and an air of disenchanted stardom. 
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‘Blinded by the Light’: A Brilliant Tribute to the Boss

“Blinded by the Light” reminds all of us to not let the world get us down.
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In Review: ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

“Lover” tackles not only love, but also topics of politics, sexism and individualism that vary from the typical subjects of Swift's music.
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A Guide to Santa Barbara’s Best Entertainment Spots

In case you’re not yet familiar with the artistic terrain of Santa Barbara, here is a guide navigating the best spots in town for concerts, film screenings and performances of all kinds.
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In Review: ‘The Lost Boy’ by YBN Cordae

YBN Cordae somehow embodies many older legendary rappers while still remaining characteristically similar to newer mumble rappers.
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In Review: ‘The Big Day’ by Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper delivered another uplifting and soulful album that will please fans and critics alike. 
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Tarantino Sends His Love to Hollywood in His Biggest Box Office Opening Yet

A film that mixes fiction with reality, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” stands apart from the rest of the reboots and remakes currently flooding movie theaters.
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Great Outdoors, Greater Music — 9 Songs for Your Next Trip to the Mountains

So grab your gear and a 30-rack because the mountains won’t be the only thing that’s rockin’.
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The Friday Review: ‘Oasis’ by Bad Bunny and J Balvin

As far as feel-good summer releases go, the album is perfection. 
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The Year of the Musical Biopic

These blink-and-you-miss-them genres will always be a part of film. Right now, we’re in the era of the musical biopic.
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Looking Back on Avatar: The Last Airbender

We all have a tendency, whether we admit it or not, to look back on the past with rose-colored glasses.
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In Review: ‘She is Coming’ by Miley Cyrus

Instead of releasing an album that appeals to industry standards, Cyrus released a work of art that is honest and raw.
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In Photos | Father John Misty at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Indie-folk artist Father John Misty co-headlined Santa Barbara Bowl this past Friday night with Jason Isbell and the 400, and special guest Jade Bird.
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Father John Misty Undersells His Set at SB Bowl

I’ve seen Father John Misty a total of three or four times now, so of course, I love the music. But I wasn’t convinced this time.
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