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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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In Review: Weezer’s ‘The Teal Album’

The Teal Album is lighthearted in spirit. It’s self-aware. But most importantly, it’s fun.
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‘Vagina Monologues’ 2019: Confronting the Taboos

All of this is what makes the “Vagina Monologues” special – the show is there to help, whether by teaching people about the violence in the world or helping others get over the social taboo of ...
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Looking Through the Glassbox: MULTIMODAL

Last week, the Glassbox did something new — a performance art festival replaced the typical week-long exhibition.
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Michael B. Jordan Highlights This Year’s SBIFF

The 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival showcased some of Hollywood’s biggest stars along with award-winning short films and documentaries.
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UCSB’s Multicultural Center Brings a Closer Look into Chicano Punk Rock

This past month, the Multicultural Center on campus housed a photographic exhibit depicting several influential Chicano punk bands and artists.
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Mellow out With Fin and His Company

Fin’s Mellow Company, an alternative solo recording project by Andrew “Fin” Tyler, hit SOhO in Santa Barbara and shed light on his band’s third project.
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In Photos | Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The annual film festival welcomed dozens of celebrities.
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Five Songs That Made a Cynic Believe in Love

Young Thug romantically crooning about falling in love and King Princess’s pop poeticness about finding love in the trothes of a shallow city would make any cynic want to overthrow their preconceive...
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Poet Tracy K. Smith Emboldens Campbell Hall

As poet laureate of the U.S., Smith delivers the message that the appreciation of poetry is a great responsibility, one that is on the rise as we collectively face our truths.
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Future Ushers in an Aura of Nostalgia

Over time artists change, but Future has proven with yet another album that no one can change him or his music.
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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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In Photos: Dreamville’s Bas

This past Friday, Dreamville's very own Bas threw down a soulful, passionate, and electrifying show at Santa Barbara’s Velvet Jones, courtesy of ENT Legends.
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