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Worst to Best: Artsweek Ranks Wes Anderson Films

With his ninth film, “Isle of Dogs,” hitting theaters this weekend, the esoteric auteur’s filmography could end up becoming one of the most celebrated in American cinema.
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‘Annihilation’: More Shimmer Than Substance

“Annihilation” is a visual feast and highly suspenseful, even downright scary at times. However, it’s hard to get around the lackluster characters, overworked dialogue and vague conclusion.
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Kacey Musgraves Brings Country to the Modern Age with New Album Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves may have broken the rules of country, but she’s too content and self-assured to care.
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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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