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IVFF’s “March Into Spring” Event Brings Local Talent to Perfect Park

With spring just around the corner, the refreshing sights and melodious tunes that come with the season inspired Isla Vista First Fridays: March into Spring on Friday, March 6. In I.V.’s Perfect Par...
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Live at the Batcave: The Crash Landings

Meet The Crash Landings. This local Isla Vista punk collaborative exists for one purpose — to fight the infestation of ska and reggae with high-pitched shrieks, disorganized anger, mosh pits, songs ...
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Art Shall Live: ‘The Catalyst’ Launch Party Literary Arts Magazine Shines Spotlight on Lucidity, Tribe Ties and More

Love, the sublime and creation would be virtually unimaginable without their offspring: the arts. The art of Isla Vista is a penetrating reminder of how fortunate we are to live here, able to enjoy ou...
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10 things we should all learn to do the dancer way

Studying. Just think how many more people could fit into the library during midterms and finals weeks if we all contorted into little nooks to do our studying! Besides, wouldn’t the library be so mu...
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Student Documentary Gets Selected for SBIFF: Blue Horizons Students Dive Deep with “Mussel Man”

Out in the open ocean past the Santa Barbara harbor, the mussel man drives a self-designed boat at 4:30 a.m. to the harvest ropes. Using a fisherman technique rarely found in the U.S., he pulls up mor...
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Utah Report: I Went to Sundance and It was Awesome

Every January, Hollywood descends upon (or ascends to, technically) the picturesque snow globe that is Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Since its founding in 1978, Sundance has been a f...
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The Nutcracker Principle

As Christmastime draws to a close, so does the annual “Nutcracker” season. For many ballerinas, it is the four-month long period of never-ending Tchaikovsky and footwear malfunctions. For everyone...
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‘Catalyst’ Hits Stride in Launch Party

Greeted by a refreshing, chilly night, hundreds of students and locals gathered in the parking lot of the Isla Vista Food Co-op last December during dead week. The normally asphalt wasteland was trans...
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Arts & Lectures Season Guide

  Hey Gauchos! We at Artsweek hope you enjoyed your winter vacation, whether it was spent obsessing over Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock re-runs or enjoying mom’s homemade lasagna. But before ...
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Best of 2014: Music Albums

Artsweek Staff Shares the EP’s that Made Us Groove These Days… by Ab-soul Kelsey Tang, Staff Writer By infusing the fuzzy ambience of downtempo into classic hip-hop, Ab-Soul’s These Days… ...
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Best of 2014: Film

Artsweek Staff Shares the Movies that We’d Re-watch “Gone Girl” Alex Wehrung, Staff Writer David Fincher and Gillian Flynn adapted Flynn’s novel to the big screen to chillingly eff...
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Exclusive Interview with Improvability, UCSB’s Improv Comedy Group

  To all the freshmen at UCSB, if the name “Improvability” sounds familiar, there’s a high probability that you’ve seen their advertisement on The Flush. There’s also a probability that...
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Five Christmas Films You Have to See

Thanksgiving has barely passed, but if Target is any indication, Christmas season started back in October. So, in light of the oncoming brouhaha that is crowded malls, irritating carolers and holly jo...
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Tribe Ties: Creating a Colorful Community Student-Run Clothing Business Brings Tie Dye to I.V.

In the early 1980s, a diehard grateful dead fan with a penchant for tie-dye shirts broke up with his girlfriend, absentmindedly noting that he wouldn’t be able to take her to the upcoming concert. O...
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Trash to Treasures: Local Artist David Diamant’s Recycled Art

In downtown Santa Barbara, beautiful artworks and murals cover building walls and fences, surrounding the areas close to the beach. There you may catch local artist David Diamant showing off his lates...
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