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Profiling Peter Saraf: The Man Behind Little Miss Sunshine

A producer's reflections on the Oscars, mainstream movies and following his passion for film.
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When Misogyny Masquerades as Entertainment: Looking at Today’s Rap & Hip Hop

What has made it so normalized for rappers, who lead today’s most popular musical genre, to generalize and sexualize women as much as they desire?
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Is Ariana Grande Helping or Hurting the Queer Community?

Grande and all other straight artists can certainly be allies, but they cannot claim to support their queer following while using same-sex attraction as a music video prop.
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Black Girls Like Guitars Too

Music belongs to everyone, not only in parts deemed to be fit for certain groups.
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A Word With Careless Cub on ‘Flophouse Palace’

The release of Flophouse Palace stands out not merely for its musical elements but also for the production and sound quality of the tracks.
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An I.V. Band to Watch: Noise Complaint

Noise Complaint is uniquely their own, and they make sure you know it as they grind out every set list with a grit that belongs to the pros.
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‘Dissect’ Is the Music Podcast We All Needed

Artsweek interviewed the host of the Spotify Original Podcast, Cole Cuchna, on passion projects, white discourse around black music and his own creative process when writing episodes for the show.
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Artist to Watch: Ravyn Lenae

The ascension into stardom coupled with the bold outline of her name on a festival lineup is on the horizon in 2019 for the powerhouse that is Ravyn Lenae.
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Dewey Bryan Saunders’ Surreal World of Album Cover Art

Dewey Bryan Saunders is one of today’s most innovative and established graphic designers who often operates within the niche realm that is album cover art.
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Julia Feldman Wants to Make a Mark

Through her pursuits of music, feminism and environmentalism, Feldman is trying to save the world.
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Mt. Eddy Brings Candid Charisma to Velvet Jones

With spilled drinks slicking the floor, sweaty faces shining in the light and surprise pushes from spur of the moment mosh pits, Mt. Eddy proved all you need is the music to forget yourself and enjoy ...
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SB in Sound: Radio Stations to Look Out For

If the struggle to rediscover decent radio stations sounds familiar, this article will put you in good hands. Below, you’ll find a short guide to the hottest FM radio sounds broadcasting near UCSB.
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Meet SALES: The Minimalist Pop Duo That Crafts Bedroom Beats

SALES creates an amalgamation of indie, dream pop, hip hop and rock to produce something that is otherworldly to the ear. Their hip hop-influenced production backs electric guitar to create a sound th...
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Tropicalia Fest Opens in Long Beach with a Splash

The musical acts, along with the assortment of Mexican cuisine, created a festival culture that resonated among the evolving Latinx culture of Southern California.
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The Biko House: Punks, Progressives and Politics

Time and time again, the Biko House has opened the doors of its black and brown empire for the community to discuss important racial events in the United States.
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