Community, creativity, hopes for the future: Bands speak on the I.V. music scene

For local bands, Isla Vista’s expansive, unparalleled music scene is integral to the college town’s culture. 
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The Daily Nexus Mini Crosswords 5/23

The Daily Nexus Mini Crosswords 5/23
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Steve Aoki, BLXST, Disco Lines and Briston Maroney headline successful 44th Extravaganza music festival

On May 19, the Associated Students Program Board held the annual Extravaganza music festival at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium.
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“Down Bad,” or just bad? “The Tortured Poets Department” disappoints

Cathartic, raw and tortured indeed — Taylor Swift is brutally honest in her 11th studio album, and not in a good way.
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UCSB women in media

During Women’s History Month in March 2024, the Daily Nexus spoke with women from multiple campus organizations about their experience in the media industry.
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The results are in: The Daily Nexus’ official Academy Awards predictions

Artsweek Editor and Nexus Awards Analyst Lauren Chiou’s predictions for the upcoming Academy Awards, which take place in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on March 10.
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SBIFF 2024: Paul Giamatti receives Cinema Vanguard Award

Giamatti is a force in the film world — known for his success as both a character actor and leading man.
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UCSB love stories

The Daily Nexus conducted a social media form calling out for UC Santa Barbara couples that met on campus and are still together. Here are their stories.
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SBIFF 2024: Bradley Cooper honored with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award

Cooper received the award for his role as Leonard Bernstein in Netflix’s 2023 “Maestro,” which he directed and co-wrote as well. 
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Editor favorites: Top 10 films of 2023

Co-Artsweek Editor Lauren Chiou’s favorite watches of 2023, just in time for awards season.
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SBIFF 2024: Ryan Gosling receives Kirk Douglas Award

On Jan. 13, actor Ryan Gosling received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.
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Conversations with a 20-something: @liam.oce on content creation and virality

Fifth-year Liam Ereneta has captured the hearts of 20-somethings through his viral TikTok video series, "This week in 20-something-hood."
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“For the Girls:” Kristin Chenoweth on fire (literally)

American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth graced The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara with a stunning cabaret-style show titled “For the Girls” on Nov. 5, 2023.
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“1989 (Taylor’s Version):” Swift never goes out of style

Exactly nine years after the original release of "1989" in 2014, Taylor Swift did the same thing. Except this time, the album belongs to her. It’s “Taylor’s Version.”
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In Photos: I.V. Halloween

Gauchos grouped together and turned Del Playa into a costume show on Oct. 21, walking the pavement decked in tutus and jumpsuits.
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