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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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It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: 10 Jingles for Your Holly Jolly Soundtrack

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can guiltlessly indulge in Christmas/winter songs! “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio/from A Charlie Brown Christmas Sometimes we grow tired of meanin...
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UCSB Alum Talks About Upcoming Show with Pilobolus Dance Theater

Dartmouth College students founded Pilobolus Dance Theatre in 1971. Artistic directors Michael Tracy and Robby Barnett were both part of the original PDT group, along with Jonathen Wolken, who passed ...
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On the Prowl for a Ripe Sound ft. Tennis and Solange Knowles

    There’s an exclusive thrill that comes with discovering obscure artists with a fresh and ripe sound. It provides a vital break from mainstream music. As appealing as Nicki Minaj’s an...
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Vibing with Kanye’s Newest Protégé: Theophilus London Comes Out with Album

          You might not know who Theophilus (thee-off-ill-iss) London is, but Kanye West does. It’s hard to pin down the Brooklyn-raised crooner in any one category; he’s ...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Taylor Swift’s New Album, “1989”

  Whether it’s dancing in the car with my friends or crying alone in my room, Taylor Swift’s music has been getting me through the up and downs of my life since I was a pre-teen and still lis...
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Mitchell Kriegman Explains It All: Eight Rules for a Creative Person to Live By

Mitchell Kriegman, writer and creator of popular television shows “Clarissa Explains it All,” “Bear in the Big Blue House” and “Doug,” spoke in I.V. Theater on Friday Nov. 7 about his expe...
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No Time to Write a Novel Like the Present: Advice to Get Started on Nanowrimo

  With tips provided by: Ashley Ong (freshman, physics major), Jason Chun (Freshman, English major), Sarah Ziemer (Freshman, Biopsychology) and Allegra Bottlik (UCSB graduate, creative writer) &n...
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Hear I.V.: Talented Pianist Joins in on I.V. Jam Session

I’m swimming through the streets of IV on my fixie and the cacophony of the undulating music blended by the town’s residents is harsh. This is a daily experience that intrigues me so much that I h...
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Exclusive Interview with Margo Rey: Singer Songwriter Shares Life Lessons

“According to my mother, I sang as an infant,” Margo Rey, a singer-songwriter reigning from Arlington, Texas, revealed to me when our interview began. “My very first live performance was when I ...
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Yellow Red Sparks Fly as The Kinds Join In at Muddy Waters

Making my way past the shelves of knick-knacks and through the powerful aroma of coffee sizzling in the air, I found a cramped spot in the crowded coffee shop to catch two shows — The Kinds and Yell...
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‘(500) Days of Summer’ Writer Discusses Heartbreak and Growth

“You can’t make someone love you, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t love out there in the world for you,” professed screenwriter Scott Neustadter on Saturday, Oct. 12 at UCSB. Pollock Theate...
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