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The Friday Review: My Dear Melancholy by The Weeknd

Maybe My Dear Melancholy is The Weeknd’s attempt at returning to his most loved Trilogy production, or maybe he’s moving toward a new direction that continues to combine pop, alternative rock, and...
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Spielberg Dares to be Stupid

It's morbidly amusing to consider that Steven Spielberg directed an adaptation of Twilight for boys.
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Wes Anderson Embraces His Eccentricity in ‘Isle of Dogs’

“Isle of Dogs,” serves as a reflection of Anderson’s inquisitive perspective of the world. The simplicity of the ideas which linger throughout his mind are brought to light on the big screen and...
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Alt-J to Bring Indie Bliss to Santa Barbara Bowl

Beginning in 2008 as a simple college band self-producing music through GarageBand, alt-J has since grown into the indie sensation they are today, headlining their own tours and playing in various mus...
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The Drums to Chill Out at SOhO

The Drums and their brilliant sonic landscapes are coming to SOhO in Downtown Santa Barbara on April 18 for a show of dancing and deliberation.
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Vince Staples Ignites The Warm Up

Rap may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but either way, there’s no denying that Vince Staples has great talent and a good heart.
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UCSB Spanish and Portuguese Department Hosts Indigenous Writers Conference

For the first time at UC Santa Barbara, indigenous writers, poets and scholars gathered for “A Verbal Kaleidoscope,” a conference aiming to challenge how indigenous literature and practices are st...
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New Quarter, New Music for Spring 2018

Punkers who don’t have fun, well, they’re just boring.
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A Spring Slate of Films

Ah, spring. Here's a few films to look out for in the upcoming season.
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Tracks of the Month: March 2018

Tyler, The Creator, “OKRA” “OKRA” is sonic heaven for Tyler, The Creator fans who enjoy his hard-hitting, heavy and dirty style of rap. The beat’s overblown distorted bassline knocks Tyler...
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Tyler, The Creator Gets Honest with UCSB

There are a lot of things to be learned from Tyler, The Creator’s discussion with Terence Keel, but one thing is for certain: Tyler subscribes to no labels.
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Watch Mikey Alfred’s Colorful ‘Summer of ’17 Episode 2’

The skating and film world merge thanks to the mastermind behind “Illegal Civilization,” director Mikey Alfred.
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Friday Review: Stone Woman by Charlotte Day Wilson

On Stone Woman, Wilson takes listeners through a path filled with discovery of self-worth and desire to fulfill impulses for love.
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Live-Action ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Sacrifices Its Wonder

Fullmetal Alchemist has wonderful characterization, amazing world-building, fun humor and an all-around joyous sense of adventure.
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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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