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It’s Lit!: Can a Word Narrate a Thousand Pictures?

This week, Jasmine Benafghoul discusses the dangerous enthrall of preserving aesthetic beauty in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, while Lauren Bennett reviews the struggles over language in...
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It’s Lit!: Fear and Loathing (and God) in Literature

This week, Natalie Noblett takes on Alida Nugent’s in-your-face but wildly fun Don't Worry, It Gets Worse while Allie Graydon reflects on Neil Gaiman's modern rendering of ancient myths in American ...
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Wordstock Shows Colors of I.V.

Over 50 people gathered in Anisq’Oyo’ Park last Saturday to indulge in the 2016 Wordstock Music Festival presented by WORD, the Isla Vista arts and culture magazine.
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2016 Women’s Literary Festival Brings Insight, Inspiration

A gathering of nearly 200 attendees met up at last weekend’s 11th Women’s Literary Festival, an event held annually in Santa Barbara.
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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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Bryan Stevenson Brings More than Just Mercy to Campbell

Stevenson’s signature quote, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice,” was scrawled across the lecture screen. He went on to talk about how he thinks we can ch...
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When Therapy Becomes Art: “Marwencol” Kicks off The Humanities and the Brain Series

Nestled just around the corner of Beauville, France lies a town laden with rusty military tanks, chipped-paint buildings and dusty roads. Men in camouflage garb bustle about, tending to wounded comrad...
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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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Hole in the Brain, Whole in the Mind: Cole Cohen Launches Her New Book Titled Head Case

Sitting in the neurologist’s office in the middle of June 2007, Cole Cohen grips the arms of her chair and stares at the MRI displayed on the monitor. A black and white splice of her brain flashes o...
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Harvard Professor Peter Galison Introduces the Evolving Notions of Objectivity

Do truth and objectivity occupy the same realm of meaning, in terms of science and journalism? On April 24, UCSB’s Art History Graduate Student Association hosted its 40th Annual Symposium in the Un...
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Book Review: what if i got down on my knees? By Tony Rauch

A fresh, unique and wildly entertaining piece of contemporary literature
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Lemony Snicket Delivers Talk at Campbell

In San Francisco in 1980, Daniel Handler was a 10 year-old boy with a voracious appetite and fervent passion for literature. He can still hear the thuds of disfavored books as he threw them, unimpress...
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Then I Won’t Seem So Far Away: UCSB Alumna Writes Memoir on Studying Abroad in Europe and Life in Isla Vista during the ‘70s

If you took our beloved UCSB campus and quaint Isla Vista town back to 40 years ago, could you imagine what it would be like? In her new memoir, Then I Won’t Seem So Far Away, Peggy O’ Toole, an a...
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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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